While 2019 was a great year for us at Tropical Foods, next year is on track to be even better. Here is a sneak peek at a few things we have in the works for 2020.
In the first half of 2020, we will be rolling out new packaging for most of our current snack brands. We can’t wait to share the new looks and flavors with everyone. Stay tuned to announcements for each brand as we launch.
As a food manufacturer and distributor, we strongly believe that NO person should ever have to go without the basic needs of food and water. To help that cause, we are proud supporters of the CROP Hunger Walk, a nationwide endeavor to raise money to alleviate hunger and poverty in this country and overseas. Their concept is simple: ending hunger one step at a time.
Since its first walk in 1978, the Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk has raised almost $8 million to relieve hunger, with almost $2 million staying in the community to help local charities Crisis Assistance Ministry, Loaves & Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina provide relief to people in need. In 2020, for the 19th year, our company has pledged to volunteer their time, talents and resources to help make an impact at all of these local charities as a year-long commitment that culminates with the CROP Hunger Walk in the Fall.
We will be exhibiting at some of the biggest food industry shows along with a couple channel specific conferences as our National brand Truly Good Foods. You can find us at Winter Fancy Food Show in January and both NRA (National Restaurant Association) Show and Sweets & Snacks Expo in May. We’re looking forward to featuring some of our snacks at these major shows and meeting with current customers and prospects.
These past years, we have had many successes creating custom snack menus for bars and breweries so we’re excited about being at the Bar & Nightclub show in Vegas in March and then at one of the largest brewery shows, the Craft Brewers Conference, in San Antonio in April.
Late September of 2020 will mark our largest National Conference yet. Every year our sales, marketing and purchasing teams get together for 3 days of education, fun and food. As we continue to add key positions as they are needed and address growth opportunities as they arrive, the 2020 National Conference is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.