13 / 02 / 2020

Four Purchasing Centres for Retail Chains worked during Prodexpo 2020

Four Purchasing Centres for Retail Chains, organised by the Imperia congress and exhibition company and Expocentre AO, worked during the 15th Russian Food Forum Supplier for Retail Chains, which is an important part of the Prodexpo 2020 event programme.

On the first day of the food forum, which took place on February 1113 at Expocentre Fairgrounds, food manufacturers were invited to boost their competences and efficiency of interaction with retail chains.

The Purchasing Centre for Retail Chains offered direct negotiations with buyers from federal, regional, and local retail chains and suppliers on the delivery of goods under manufacturer brands. Meanwhile, at the Purchasing Centre for Retail Chains: Private Label representatives of private label retail chain departments discussed production of private label products with manufacturers. As many as 270 buyers from 100 retail chains took part in the negotiations at both centers on the very first day.

Sixty buyers from 30 hotel, restaurant, and café/catering chains representing 2,650 places of business were choosing their suppliers for this year at the Purchasing Centre for Retail Chains: HoReCa on the next day.

On the final day of the food forum, the Purchasing Centre for Retail Chains: International presented retail chains from Europe, the United States, China, and CIS countries. Fifty-five procurers from 16 countries were holding negotiations with potential Russian suppliers of 31 foreign chains.

Thematic sessions of the food forum were addressed by known food market analysts, experts in online trade and negotiations with retain chains and procurers, top managers of international, federal and regional retail chains, and heads of major Russian companies manufacturing and supplying food products.

Food suppliers received the latest analytical information about the development of retail formats, consumer behavior, latest adjustments of supplier-chain regulations, new instruments of boosting the margin on the supply to retail chains, and other important practical information.

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Press Service, Expocentre AO