FoodShow Results Are In!
With incredible attendance at this year’s FoodShow and Annual Meeting, hopes soared for extraordinary sales results in 2022 and the team delivered in a big way. In 2021, FoodShow sales were $27 million. The team set their sights high for 2022 with a goal of $28 million. The results are in, and they are impressive. Thanks to so many people and so much effort, sales for 2022 were $31.7 million, a 17.32 percent increase over the previous year.
Grocery and seasonal general merchandise saw the biggest sales jumps. Additionally, produce experienced a big lift during the show. Other departments also saw remarkable sales.
The FoodShow auction, which allows retailers to bid on some of AFS’ best opportunities, resulted in $10.6 million in sales, a 16.68 percent increase over the $9 million total from 2021. Auctioneers Todd Bell, Gordon Sanders and Kris Romeril deserve a special shout-out for not only facilitating millions of dollars in sales, but also bringing a spirit of fun and entertainment value to the festivities. Boyd Irving, Gordon Welch, and Allen Christensen were also phenomenal “guests” at the auction.
Overall, the entire week was a tremendous success. It was terrific to be back in person and feedback from retailers, team members and vendors has been incredibly positive. Please extend our thanks to the entire team for the amazing effort! We can’t wait until next year.