FOCUS ON FRESH
The showroom at the annual Dairy-Deli-Bakery
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Seminar & Expo will serve up inspiration for retailers
looking to refresh their aisles. BY ARIELLE SIDRANE
LIFE IN THE
Everything is bigger in Texas— including this year’s Dairy-Deli- Bakery Seminar & Expo. Exhibit space sold out months in advance for the 2016 edition, set to take
place from June 5-7 at the George R. Brown
Convention Center in Houston.
When attendees are not busy strolling the
show floor to visit the vast array of manufacturers and equipment and packaging providers showing off their wares, they have many
opportunities to learn from the various speakers and workshops the show provides.
On June 6, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) CEO Mike
Eardley will discuss what is in store for the
future and four of the six influencers on retail.
Other notable speakers include chef and author
Anthony Bourdain, Houston Texans football
player J.J. Watt, ABC’s Shark Tank star Lori
Greiner, comedian Jerry Seinfeld and more.
The Show & Sell Center is also back, and
IDDBA officials have announced its key highlights in anticipation of the event. Some of the
new merchandising ideas to be seen this year
include ideas for cheese, cakes, bakery, deli
For a preview of some of the best IDDBA
will have to offer, here is a look at what can be
found at some of the exhibiting companies:
ADUSA is a provider of omni-channel fresh foods technologies specifically
designed for all of the fresh foods departments
in supermarkets. Its portfolio includes Self-Order Kiosks, Order-Taking Tablets, Web and
Mobile Self-Ordering, Order Management,
Queue Management and Basic Queueing
Solutions. This year the company will debut its
Fully Integrated Digital Menu Boards and
will display its
clear SAFE PINCH
leaves no plastic strip and has a visible, wide
separation opened hinge designed to make it
easy for consumers to identify a tampered
product. It is designed for packaging nuts,
snack mixes, candy, baked goods and dried
fruit, or for refrigerated fresh food displays.
The container features a leak-resistant design
and is available in 20-, 24- and 32-ounce sizes.
APPLIED DATA CORP.
Visitors to the Applied
Data Corp. booth will
experience a demonstration of the company’s
NutriGen Recipe Manager system. The
NutriGen system is designed to generate accurate ingredient labeling panels, including
allergen and nutritional information; centrally
define recipes, combining vendor supplied
sub-assemblies with raw materials; and calculate the true cost of recipe items, including
packaging and labor.
Bäckerhaus Veit supplies more than 200
rolls and authentic
pretzel items. With an efficient bakery and a
dedicated R&D team, the company strives to
maintain high quality by providing hand
crafted products. Bäckerhaus Veit products
have no artificial colors or flavors, no ADA and
are kosher and vegan certified. The company
works with retailers on branded, corporate
brands and co-packing needs.