Last week, Taylor Farms Deli team members joined 9,000 of their colleagues from around the world who share a passion for food and their industry at the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association™ (IDDBA) Expo in Houston, Texas.
Gussie Jones, Director of Product Development at Taylor Farms Pacific, said the annual event is the largest in the world showcasing the finest in dairy, deli and bakery products. According to IDDBA, the event is designed to provide attendees with best-in-class merchandising, creative new concepts for retailing food, valuable take-away tools, inspiration, education, and practical information.
“Most major retail supermarket deli bakery merchants attend, so it is important for Taylor Farms to be there so our customers realize that we are the perfect solution for their fresh food needs,” said Jones.
Event attendees had the opportunity to sample breakfast parfaits and grain-based salads at the Taylor Farms exhibit booth. Other new items featured this year included balsa wood packing for entrees, quesadillas, dinner kits, soup bucket kits, quiche kits, new lines of sandwiches, a large assortment of grain based salads, center-of-the plate vegetarian items, flat bread salads, new entrees, flat bread pizzas and some new lunch wraps.
“Taylor Farms brings a fresh presence to the IDDBA show. We are the largest and one of the few companies offering fresh, short shelf life solutions that retailers are looking for,” Michelle Story, General Manager Taylor Farms Retail explains.
The IDDBA is a nonprofit trade association for food retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, brokers, distributors, and other industry professionals. Its 1,500 members range small independents to the world’s largest corporations. IDDBA helps its members enhance their economic position by providing opportunities for professional dialogue, education, exchange of industry data and selling opportunities.