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Key Buyer Program

High Volume Sourcing Done Right

Seafood Expo North America has an established buyer program designed to cater to the needs of high-volume seafood buyers. Through the Key Buyer Program, exclusive benefits and opportunities are arranged to increase the value and efficiency of attending, while easing challenges that come with being away from the office. 

About the Program

Seafood Expo North America’s Key Buyer Program attracts more than 600 Key Buyers annually. Participating Key Buyers include high-volume seafood purchasers in multi-unit retail and foodservice establishments. Benefits include free registration, access to a dedicated Key Buyer lounge, exclusive access to the trade floor hours before the exposition officially opens and much more.

Whether your company’s buying team comprises of you or several individuals, the Key Buyer Program is ready to cater to all seafood purchasing interests and goals.

To nominate buyers for the Key Buyer Program, or for questions, please contact:

Key Buyer Amenities

With top suppliers to the North American market and thousands of their products onsite, your time is precious and how you use it is essential. Focus on achieving your goals and let the program handle the rest:

  • Complimentary registration to the expo, all networking events, expo floor activities and conference sessions
  • Designated Key Buyer Lounge
    • Pick up your badge to avoid the long general registration lines
    • Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea or water
    • Meet with your team before, after or during the expo
    • Check e-mail or follow-up on work items
    • Host private meetings with exhibiting companies (must be scheduled in advance)
  • Power Hour access – exclusive early access to the exhibit hall, starting hours before the event officially opens each day
  • Daily breakfast
  • Premium Membership to SeafoodSource

Rest assured that you and your staff are taken care of at North America’s largest Seafood Exposition – Seafood Expo North America.

Sample lists of past Key Buyers:

Bento Sushi
Bloomin’ Brands
BR Guest Hospitality
Brinker International
Captain D’s, LLC
Carnival Cruise Lines
Cheddar’s Casual Cafe, Inc.
Cheesecake Factory
Compass Group
Darden Restaurants
Downstream Casino Resort
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group
Eat ‘n Park
Friendly’s Ice Cream Corp
Frisch’s Restaurants
Gate Gourmet
Genji LLC
Golden Corral Corporation
Hilton Worldwide Corp HQ
Joey’s Seafood Restaurants
Landry’s Restaurants
Legal Seafoods
Marriott International
MGM Resorts
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Panera Bread
Pappas Restaurants
Pechanga Resort & Casino
Red Lobster Seafood Company
Ruth’s Hospitality Group
Seminole Gaming
TGI Friday’s
Teja Food Group
Ahold Delhaize
Albertson’s Companies
Aldi, Inc.
Amazon Fresh
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Blue Apron
C&S Wholesale
Costco Wholesale
DeMoulas Market Basket
Dierberg’s Market
Hannaford Supermarket
Delhaize America
Demoulas Market Basket
HyVee, Inc.
Lidl US
Loblaw Companies
M&M Food Market
Schnuck Markets
Sprouts Farmers Market
Trader Joe’s Company
Unil AS
WalMart/Sam’s Club
Wegman’s Food Markets
Weis Markets Inc.
Whole Foods
WinCo Foods
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