McLane Company Kicks off 2021 National Trade Show

TEMPLE, TX — McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, kicked off its annual National Trade Show (NTS) today. This year’s trade show theme is “Virtual Experience, Real World Profits” and takes place virtually on October 20-21. The show will feature one-on-one live chats with suppliers, webinars with McLane’s merchandising and technology teams, and the ability to visit virtual booths where participants can view and download a variety of informative and instructional videos and presentations.

“Despite the pandemic, we have continued to innovate and create value-added products and services that support the needs of our current and prospective customers,” said Keith Ross, senior vice president of Corporate Merchandising. “The McLane Company national trade show is a wonderful opportunity for retailers to meet with supplier representatives, learn about the hottest new products, and hear from industry leaders on topics that impact their bottom line.”

The show will feature pre-recorded breakout sessions with McLane Company’s director of Private Label, Teresa Voelter delivering an in-depth presentation on the benefits of the company’s CVP brand offerings. And McLane Company’s Customer Technology Business Analyst Matt Stroud will update attendees on advancements in McLane’s technology offerings.

The keynote speaker this year is Nik Modi, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets. Modi has responsibility for the coverage of Beverage, Household Personal Care, Packaged Food, and Tobacco industries. The companies under his coverage total nearly $1 trillion in combined market value.

McLane Kitchen, McLane’s foodservice-at-retail solution, is debuting two new offerings during the show: JAVAPERKS, a new coffee program, and Central Eats, a new hot foods program. Through JAVAPERKS, retailers can access custom graphics for their coffee bar, countertop units, or walls to highlight the JAVAPERKS brand within the store and provide a branded coffee bar service to retail patrons. Central Eats allows access to high-quality, pre-packaged breakfast, lunch, and dinner items available for sale as a refrigerated or heated and ready-to-eat offering. Retailers may use the Central Eats brand developed exclusively for this program, or they may choose to custom label the products. Either way, retailers can create a unique offering with minimal purchase commitment or commissary relationship required. 

CVP, McLane’s private label brand, features newly debuted products, including, but not limited to:

·         General merchandise such as laundry pods, dish tabs, charcoal, and briquette

·         Grocery products such as bath and facial tissue, kitchen towels, and napkins; and

·         Health and beauty products such as deodorant, toothbrushes, and baby wipes.

About McLane

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.



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