Food brands brainstorm at PACK EXPO

By Jenni Spinner

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Food brand owners like ConAgra will land at PACK EXPO for innovation ideas.
Food brand owners like ConAgra will land at PACK EXPO for innovation ideas.
The Innovation Discovery program at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 gives food brand owners a chance to tap into business-building ideas.

The program is geared toward companies bringing buying groups to PACK EXPO, scheduled September 23-25. The conference is produced by PMMI the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Competitive advantage

According to PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska, the Innovation Discovery program can help food processors and brand managers gain an edge.

Buying teams at PACK EXPO often take a ‘divide-and-conquer’ approach, sending out subgroups that investigate specific solutions,” he said​. “Innovation Discovery helps them maximize that approach with benefits that include help arranging meetings with exhibitors​.”

Big brands

In addition to matchmaking with key vendors at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PMMI provides participants custom trends presentations and a meeting room on site. Participating consumer packaged goods firms (CPGs) include a number of top food companies:

  • Campbell Soup
  • ConAgra Foods, Inc.
  • Del Monte Foods
  • General Mills
  • H.J. Heinz
  • Hormel Foods
  • Nestle USA – N.A. Procurement
  • PepsiCo (Frito Lay)

Joining forces

Yuska said the program fits into PMMI’s goal of helping processing and packaging professionals make beneficial connections.

PMMI’s mission charges us with convening the packaging and processing supply chain, bringing everyone together to advance their businesses​,” he said.

The PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 program will feature approximately 1,750 exhibitors, over about 700,000 net sq. ft. (65,032 sq. m). Visit here for more information.

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