The Virginia Food and Beverage Expo
For Trade Buyers Only
Elaine Lidholm, VDACS, 804.786.7686, email@example.com
The Virginia Food and Beverage Expo is the ideal location for journalists to sink their teeth into all things Virginia. More than 100 Virginia specialty food and beverage companies representing hundreds of jobs across the Commonwealth are expected to showcase their fine products. The convenient trade show will allow you to spend part of your day visiting one-on-one with Virginia’s leading food purveyors, many of whom represent small to medium size family-owned Virginia companies. Virginia’s specialty food and beverage companies contribute heavily to Virginia’s economy, as well as to the national and global scene. Total sales of specialty foods in 2012 topped $85.87 billion, according to the Specialty Food Association (SFA). Specialty food is among the fastest growing industries in the U.S., with sales skyrocketing by 22.1 percent between 2010 and 2012.
2012 Expo Highlights
Samples of media coverage from the 2012 Expo.
2010 Expo Highlights
WVEC-13 News: Expo Promotes Virginia Products
The Washington Post: All We Can Eat-Cornmeal, Chocolate and DIY Whiskey
The Virginian-Pilot – Taste History with Cornmeal Made from Bloody Butcher Corn
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is proud to present the Virginia Food and Beverage Expo. Our community of dedicated marketing specialists is committed to connecting Virginia specialty food and beverage producers and buyers, as we promote Virginia agricultural products and the development of Virginia’s economy.
VDACS Division of Marketing - Office of Promotions
102 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Lisa Lloyd, VDACS Promotion and Event Specialist
Leanne DuBois, VDACS Marketing and Promotions
Olivia Wilson, VDACS Marketing and Promotions Coordinator
Virginia Food and Beverage Expo
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center • Exhibit Hall C • 403 North Third St., Richmond, VA 23219