KeHE Kicks Off Virtual Summer Show & Announces On Trend® Award Winners
Naperville, IL – January 28, 2021 – Today, KeHE Distributors officially started their 2021 Summer Show, which is hosted virtually through the distributor’s proprietary digital platform. Specialty, natural & organic, and fresh products will be featured at the virtual show by over 550 exhibitors across all product categories. The Summer Show will continue through Friday, February 5, and include recognition of KeHE’s 2020 On Trend® award winners.
Through its digital platform, KeHE will bring everything visitors love about the annual Summer Show online, including a curated and innovative product assortment to ensure their customers have a strong summer season. By connecting participants in a similar way to how they would in-person by using best-in-class methods to mimic a live show online, KeHE’s Summer Show will provide ample opportunity for product discovery.
“We’re thrilled to continue the success of our virtual shows with our Summer Show,” said Brandon Barnholt, President and CEO, KeHE. “Our customers have continuously counted on this show to stock their shelves with the best brands, both new and established. It’s also great to see our suppliers developing the same important connections with our retail partners through our virtual platform that they would during an in-person show.”
Recognized as one of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Shows by Trade Show News Network, the KeHE Summer Show is known as a hub for innovation, connection, and discovery. This annual show brings together retailers, suppliers, KeHE representatives, and vital industry members to experience thousands of the top natural and organic, fresh, and specialty products on the market today.
In addition, KeHE will celebrate its commitment to innovation with its On Trend® Awards. After reviewing over 100 brand submissions for innovation, purpose, ingredients, and salability, KeHE selected the following 17 On Trend® winners:
- On Trend® Best of Show – Steeped Coffee
- On Trend® Beverage – Teatulia
- On Trend® Breakfast & Bars – Quantum Energy Squares
- On Trend® Condiment – Kevin’s Natural Foods
- On Trend® Confections – Alter Eco
- On Trend® Baking & Sweetener – Endangered Species
- On Trend® Dairy – Good Culture
- On Trend® Diversity – Chickapea
- On Trend® Fresh – Plant Perks
- On Trend® Frozen Dessert – Sweet Nothings
- On Trend® Frozen Entrée/Appetizer – Caulipower
- On Trend® HBC & Personal Care – Green Goo
- On Trend® Mission-Based Brand – Ziba Foods
- On Trend® Pet – Tender and True
- On Trend® Refrigerated – The Bu Sparkling Probiotic Water
- On Trend® Snack Foods – Daily Crunch
- On Trend® VMS – Plant People
“As part of our commitment to innovation to our retailer partners, we have over 5,000 new items within the show. We are excited to share the innovation and help retailers achieve the first-to-market status they crave,” shared Rachelle Radcliffe, Director of Brand Development and a founder of KeHE’s elevate™ program.
The 2021 KeHE Summer Show is exclusive to current registered KeHE suppliers and retailers. To learn more about KeHE’s trade shows, visit www.kehe.com/events.
KeHE Distributors, LLC (KeHE) is the largest, pure play distributor of natural & organic, specialty, and fresh products to more than 30,000 natural food stores, chain and independent grocery stores, ecommerce retailers and other specialty product retailers throughout North America. KeHE is an employee-owned, B Corporation, with over 5,000 employees. Where KeHE Goes, Goodness Follows®. For more about KeHE, visit KeHE.com or check out our social media channels: LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook,& Twitter.