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Sysco Show Brings Together Two Divisions in Great Venue

From left to right, Chefs Howard Smith, Amy Elliott and Nate Luce at the Sysco show.

Jared Pfeifer

Sysco’s fall show at the RiverCentre in St. Paul was the first time the broadline distributor has combined the sales teams and customers of both Sysco Western, based in St. Cloud, and Sysco Minnesota, based in Mounds View. 

“For this event we wanted the focus on ‘the people’— both our Sysco teams, as well as our customers’ teams,” said Michael  Brogan, marketing manager for Sysco Minnesota.  “We wanted to make this a great opportunity for everyone to have face-to-face conversations and share recipe ideas through a hands-on approach.”

More than 300 suppliers displayed close to 3,000 items to the more than 2,500 people who walked the show floor.  “We’re very thankful for this fantastic turnout, with customers driving from all four corners of the state,” Brogan said.

The RiverCentre venue turned out to be successful in numerous ways.

“We love the venue,” Brogan said.  The RiverCentre’s Green Team helped close down the show, which included collecting 12,565 pounds  of leftover food that was donated to Catholic Charities.

Danielle Davis of Coca-Cola was handing out samples of Coke’s non-soda line. 
Michael Traxler of Captain Ken’s dishes up hot samples of their best-selling products. 
More than 2,500 people walked the aisles of the show. 
Reps at EcoLab’s booth.


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