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The Efficient Program Planning Sessions (EPPS) are pre-scheduled private meetings between buyers and sellers in a variety of categories and industries. These targeted meetings allow for more direct discussions around common business objectives to increase productivity, streamline business processes and grow sales.
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International General Merchandise, Pet & Housewares

11/5/2017 - 11/7/2017 at the Hyatt Regency Miami (Miami, FL)

Branded and private brand General Merchandise, Pet Supplies, Housewares & Household suppliers will present programs to retailers and distributors from Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Latin American Food & Beverage EPPS

11/5/2017 - 11/7/2017 at the Hyatt Regency Miami (Miami, FL)

Branded and private label suppliers will present dry grocery food and beverage items to retailers and distributors from Latin America and the Caribbean.

On-Premise Adult Beverage EPPS

11/5/2017 - 11/7/2017 at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village (Cape Coral, FL)

Wine, beer and spirit producers, importers, distributors and exporters will present products to an audience of on-premise buyers (restaurants, hotels, resorts/parks, cruise lines, and airlines), as well as distributors and importers.

Foodservice Natural, Organic & Healthy Foods EPPS

11/6/2017 - 11/8/2017 at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village (Cape Coral, FL)

Vendors with natural, organic and healthier food and beverage menu options have the opportunity to present to foodservice operators, including restaurants, hotel groups, parks/resorts, airlines, cruise lines, universities and distributors.

Pharmacy Technology, Services, Supplies and Automation EPPS

11/12/2017 - 11/14/2017 at the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort (Braselton, GA)

Vendors of Pharmacy Technology, Services, Supplies and Automation will meet with Retail Pharmacy Chains, LTC Pharmacy, and Outpatient Pharmacy Providers to discuss new and expanded offerings. Improving the business of pharmacy operations and services are the focus of this business session.

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Candy Planning: Halloween EPPS

12/3/2017 - 12/5/2017 at the Trade Winds Beach Resort (St Pete Beach, FL)

Confectionery suppliers will present programs for the 2018 Halloween holiday season to retailers across all channels.

Vitamin, Weight Management, and Sports Nutrition EPPS

1/7/2018 - 1/11/2018 at the Hilton Washington (Washington, DC)

Vitamin, Diet, and Nutrition suppliers will present new programs to retailers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within these categories and will be a focus at this EPPS.

Retail Pharmacy - Branded Rx & Vaccine EPPS

1/7/2018 - 1/10/2018 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

Prescription Branded Pharmaceutical suppliers as well as Vaccine and Prescription Device suppliers will have scheduled meetings with Brand Rx & Vaccine buyers at chain drug stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, wholesalers, distributors, and buy groups for Independents. In these pre-scheduled meetin...

Cosmetics, Fragrance & Bath EPPS

1/14/2018 - 1/18/2018 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (Jacksonville, FL)

Cosmetics, Fragrances, and Bath suppliers will present new items and promotional opportunities to retailers across all channels with a focus on everyday and holiday.

Home Health & Caregiver Solutions EPPS

1/29/2018 - 2/1/2018 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa (Hilton Head Island, SC)

Branded and private label suppliers in the following products categories will meet with medical supply distributors, select HME providers, wholesalers, drug, mass, grocery, club and omni-channel retailers.

• Durable Medical Equipment
• Aids to Daily Living
• Medication Adherence Produ...

European Cosmetics, Fragrance and Bath EPPS

2/4/2018 - 2/7/2018 at the Marriott Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)

Manufacturers of Color Cosmetics, Accessories, Nails, Fragrance and Bath will present programs to buyers and distributors from Europe.

European Skin, Personal, Hair and Sun Care EPPS

2/4/2018 - 2/7/2018 at the Marriott Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)

Manufacturers of Skin Care, Hair Care, Baby, Shaving/Toiletries, Family Planning, Feminine Hygiene, Oral Care, and Sun Care will present programs to buyers and distributors from Europe.

European Premium Beauty Care EPPS

2/5/2018 - 2/6/2018 at the Marriott Budapest (Budapest, Hungary)

Manufacturers of Higher End and Niche Cosmetics, Bath, Fragrances, Hair Care, Natural/Organic, and Skin Care categories will present new programs to department stores, prestige buyers and specialty stores from Europe.

Merchandising Solutions EPPS

2/5/2018 - 2/7/2018 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (Jacksonville, FL)

Manufacturers of the following products will meet with retail buyers in a pre-set schedule of one-on-one meetings:
• Custom built fixtures for checkout/checklane
• Custom made display units for P.O.P.
• Stock fixtures for checkout/checklane and P.O.P.
• Counters, cash wraps, and other mi...

Convenience EPPS

2/5/2018 - 2/8/2018 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (Jacksonville, FL)

Consumable Grocery, Snack, Beverage, Candy, Frozen, Dairy, General Merchandise, Health and Beauty Care suppliers will present new programs to retailers and distributors from the convenience channel.

Impulse, Front-End & Checklane EPPS

2/6/2018 - 2/9/2018 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (Jacksonville, FL)

Suppliers of products in the general merchandise, health & beauty care, and candy/snacks/beverages categories will present and review new programs, marketing initiatives and promotional and cross merchandising opportunities for placement on endcaps, power panels/clipstrips, at checklane and other se...

Cough/Cold, Analgesics & Allergy EPPS

2/11/2018 - 2/14/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Cough and Cold, Allergy, Analgesics, Lip Care, Vaporizers and Humidifiers Branded and Private Label suppliers will present new programs to retailers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within these categories and will be a focus at this EPPS.

Specialty Pharmacy EPPS

2/11/2018 - 2/13/2018 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak (Houston, TX)

Specialty Pharmacy Providers and Specialty Distributors will meet with Pharma/Biotech/Biosimilar Manufacturers and Specialty Services/Technology companies to review new business opportunities for the coming year around recently approved products or those nearing approval/commercialization. Discussi...

Educational Supplies EPPS

2/11/2018 - 2/14/2018 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa (Destin, FL)

School Supplies, Arts and Crafts, Books, Educational Aids and Decor and Furniture manufacturers will present and review products with Educational Dealers.

Candy Planning: Christmas & Halloween EPPS

2/18/2018 - 2/21/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Confectionery suppliers will present new items and programs for the 2018 Christmas and Halloween Holiday Seasons to buyers from retailers across all channels.

Winter Snack & Dry Grocery EPPS

2/20/2018 - 2/23/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

At this sourcing and planning review suppliers of Holiday Foods, Baking, Breakfast, Condiments & Dressings, Canned Foods, Dry & Boxed Foods, Sauces & Spreads, Snacks and Natural, Organic items will present new items and promotional opportunities to buyers from across all retail channels for everyday...

Coffee, Tea & Cocoa EPPS

2/21/2018 - 2/23/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

At this sourcing and planning review suppliers of Coffee, Tea and Cocoa will present new items and promotional opportunities to buyers from across all retail channels.

Retail Pharmacy - Generic Rx EPPS

2/26/2018 - 3/1/2018 at the Hilton Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

Generic Pharmaceutical suppliers will have scheduled meetings with Rx buyers at chain drug stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, wholesalers, distributors, and buy groups for Independents. In these pre-scheduled meetings discussions focus on product launch plans, distribution/stocking, new products,...

Consumer Technology EPPS

3/5/2018 - 3/8/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

The Consumer Technology EPPS focuses on the latest trends in Consumer Electronics. Manufacturers will present and review new products and programs, marketing initiatives and special promotional opportunities to retailers across all channels. Category focus includes:
• Home Automation & Secu...

European Dry Food, Snack and Confectionery EPPS

3/25/2018 - 3/27/2018 at the Hilton Berlin (Berlin, .)

Branded and Private Label Dry Food, Confectionery, Snack, Natural and Organic suppliers will present products to global retailers and distributors across all channels.

Dry Food: Cereal, Pastas, Grains; Oils, Vinegar, Sauces and Condiments; Breakfast items; Canned food and preserv...

Home & Gift EPPS

4/8/2018 - 4/10/2018 at the Westin Chicago Northwest (Itasca, IL)

Suppliers will present and review new programs, marketing initiatives and promotional opportunities to retailers across all channels with a focus on categories including everyday and holiday giftables. Product categories will include:

• Home & Living
• Decorative accessories
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Toy EPPS

4/9/2018 - 4/11/2018 at the Westin Chicago Northwest (Itasca, IL)

Suppliers will present and review new products and programs, marketing initiatives, and promotional opportunities to mass market & specialty retailers covering the following categories:

Campus Foodservice EPPS

4/9/2018 - 4/11/2018 at the Caribe Royale Orlando (Orlando, FL)

Vendors with food and beverage items have the opportunity to present to campus based foodservice operators, including Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, Corporate Dining and Military.

Retail Foodservice EPPS

4/10/2018 - 4/11/2018 at the Caribe Royale Orlando (Orlando, FL)

Vendors with food and beverage items have the opportunity to present to Convenience and Grocery chains looking for ingredients, prepared foods and grab & go meal options.

Foodservice Equipment & Smallwares EPPS

4/10/2018 - 4/12/2018 at the Caribe Royale Orlando (Orlando, FL)

Manufacturers and suppliers of foodservice supplies, small equipment, sanitation & food safety products for the food service industry.

Commercial Foodservice EPPS

4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018 at the Caribe Royale Orlando (Orlando, FL)

Manufacturers and suppliers of food and beverage items have the opportunity to present to foodservice operators, including restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, airlines, distributors, cruise lines and resorts.

Store Brand Health & Beauty Care EPPS

4/15/2018 - 4/18/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Suppliers in the health and beauty care categories will have the chance to present private label selling opportunities to retailers across all channels.

Store Brand Food & Beverage EPPS

4/16/2018 - 4/19/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Private label manufacturers of Dry Grocery, Snacks, Confectionery, Beverages, Dairy, Frozen, In-Store Bakery, Deli, and Natural, Organic items will present their products and capabilities to both US & International buyers from across all retail channels that are looking to grow their store brand pro...

Valentine's Day Candy Boutique EPPS

4/15/2018 - 4/17/2018 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center (Oak Brook , IL)

Confectionery suppliers will present products and programs for the 2019 Valentine’s Day Holiday Season to buyers from across all retail channels.

Pet EPPS

4/29/2018 - 5/2/2018 at the Westin Chicago Northwest (Itasca, IL)

Suppliers of Branded & Private Brand Pet supplies, toys, grooming/health, food and treats will present and review new programs, marketing initiatives and promotional opportunities to retailers across all channels.

Candy Planning: Easter & Valentine’s Day EPPS

6/3/2018 - 6/5/2018 at the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort (Braselton, GA)

Confectionery suppliers will present new products and programs for the 2019 Easter, Spring/Summer and Valentine’s Day Holiday Seasons to buyers from across all retail channels.

Skin, Bath, Cosmetics & Natural Beauty EPPS

6/3/2018 - 6/7/2018 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa (Las Vegas , NV)

Skin, Bath, Cosmetics & Natural Beauty suppliers will be presenting new programs to retailers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within these categories and will be a focus at the EPPS.

Hair Care & Multicultural Hair EPPS

6/4/2018 - 6/7/2018 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa (Las Vegas , NV)

Suppliers of Hair Care products, Hair Color, Hair Accessories, Multicultural Hair Products, Hair Appliances & Tools will be presenting new programs to retailers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within hair care and will also be a focus at the EPPS. 

Multicultural Hair Care EPPS

6/5/2018 - 6/7/2018 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa (Las Vegas , NV)

Multicultural Hair Care suppliers will be presenting new programs to retailers across all channels.

Latin America Health & Beauty Care EPPS

6/10/2018 - 6/13/2018 at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay (Miami, FL)

Branded and private brand suppliers of Health and Beauty Care will present programs to buyers and distributors from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Hospital and Alternate Site Pharmacy EPPS

6/25/2018 - 6/27/2018 at the Chateau Elan Winery & Resort (Braselton, GA)

Suppliers/Vendors of Multi-source Injectibles, Branded Rx/OTC Pharmaceuticals, Generic Rx/OTC Pharmaceuticals (orals, topicals, etc), and Vaccines will meet with Hospital & Alternate Site sourcing and contracting personnel to discuss new business opportunities, review contracting strategies, and fut...

MedSurg & Healthcare Supply Chain EPPS

6/25/2018 - 6/27/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

Suppliers/Vendors of medical & surgical supplies and devices will meet face-to-face with sourcing/procurement, clinical and contracting personnel to discuss new business opportunities, review contracting strategies, and future business planning activities. Strategic Account buyers participating from...

Baby & Infant EPPS

7/16/2018 - 7/18/2018 at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay (Miami, FL)

Suppliers will present and review new products and programs, marketing initiatives, and promotional opportunities to retailers across all channels covering the following categories:

• Baby Food
• Bath & Care
• Clothing Accessories
• Diapering/Feeding
• Furniture & Bedding
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Sun Care EPPS

7/16/2018 - 7/19/2018 at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay (Miami, FL)

Suppliers within Sun Care including Sunless Tanners will present new items and program to buyers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within this category and will be a focus at this EPPS.

Personal Care, Grooming, Oral & Travel/Trial EPPS

7/17/2018 - 7/19/2018 at the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay (Miami, FL)

Suppliers within Oral Care, Shaving, Deodorant, Men's Grooming, Feminine Hygiene, Family Planning ad Travel/Trial will present new items and program to buyers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within these categories and will also be a focus at this EPPS.

Contract Manufacturing / Packaging / Logistics for Pharmaceuticals, OTCs & Nutritionals EPPS

7/18/2018 - 7/20/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

The Contract Manufacturing / Packaging / Logistics for Pharmaceuticals & Nutritionals event provides 3rd party Contract Manufacturers, Primary Packagers and Secondary Packagers, & 3PLs with a meeting forum to discuss new business, new technologies and capabilities with Large/Mid-size Pharma and Cons...

Housewares, Household & General Merchandise EPPS

7/22/2018 - 7/25/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

This EPPS focuses on branded and private brand Housewares, Household, General Merchandise and Spring/Summer Seasonal products. Suppliers will present and review new programs, marketing initiatives and promotional opportunities to retailers across all channels covering the following categories:
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Consumer Technology EPPS

7/23/2018 - 7/26/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

The Consumer Technology EPPS focuses on the latest trends in Consumer Electronics. Manufacturers will present and review new products and programs, marketing initiatives and special promotional opportunities to retailers across all channels. Category focus includes:
• Home Automation & Secu...

International Foods EPPS

7/22/2018 - 7/24/2018 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa (Las Vegas , NV)

Suppliers from around the world will present ethnic foods of dry grocery, non-perishable and beverages to US retailers, distributors and importers.

Summer Snack & Dry Grocery EPPS

7/23/2018 - 7/25/2018 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa (Las Vegas , NV)

At this sourcing and planning review suppliers of Canned Foods, Breakfast, Coffee/Tea & Cocoa, Condiments & Dressings, Dry & Boxed Foods, Sauces & Spreads, Snacks and Natural, Organic items will present new items and promotional opportunities to buyers from across all retail channels for everyday pl...

Beverage EPPS

7/24/2018 - 7/26/2018 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa (Las Vegas , NV)

At this sourcing and planning review suppliers of Beverages including Sports/Nutritional Drinks, Water, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Juice, RTD Coffee/Tea & Functional and Natural/Organic Beverages will present new items and promotional opportunities to buyers from across all retail channels.

Health Care EPPS

8/6/2018 - 8/9/2018 at The Phoenician (Scottsdale, AZ)

First Aid, Foot Care, Eye/Ear, Digestives, Analgesics, Allergy, and Reading Glasses suppliers will present new programs to retailers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within these categories and will be a focus at this EPPS.

School & Office Supplies EPPS

8/19/2018 - 8/22/2018 at the Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

School and Office Supplies manufacturers will present and review new products, marketing initiatives and promotional opportunities for the 2018 selling season across all channels.

Frozen Foods EPPS

8/19/2018 - 8/21/2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (San Diego, CA)

Buyers across all retail channels including Grocery, Drug, Mass, Convenience, Discount, etc., are looking for products and programs found the frozen foods area of the store. Items being reviewed include but are not limited to Baked Goods/ Desserts, Breakfast, Fruit, Vegetables, Juice, Pizza, Prepare...

Natural, Organic & Specialty Foods - Center Store EPPS

8/19/2018 - 8/22/2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (San Diego, CA)

Natural, Organic and Specialty/Gourmet Foods suppliers will present new programs to buyers across all retail channels. Categories include Baking, Canned Foods, Breakfast, Coffee/Tea & Cocoa, Condiments & Dressings, Dry & Boxed Foods, Sauces & Spreads, Confectionery, Snacks & Beve...

Deli, Dairy & Bakery EPPS

8/20/2018 - 8/22/2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (San Diego, CA)

Buyers across all retail channels including grocery, drug, mass, convenience, discount, etc., are looking for products and programs found in the Deli, Dairy and In-Store Bakery areas of the store.

Natural, Organic & Specialty Foods-Perimeter of Store EPPS

8/21/2018 - 8/23/2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (San Diego, CA)

Natural, Organic and Specialty/Gourmet Foods suppliers will present new items and programs to buyers across all retail channels geared towards the perimeter of the store. Categories include Dairy, Frozen, Deli, Prepared Foods, and In-Store Bakery.

Global Wine, Beer & Spirits EPPS

8/26/2018 - 8/29/2018 at the Hilton Anaheim (Anaheim, CA)

Wine, beer and spirit producers, importers, distributors and exporters from around the world will present products to a global audience of buyers from off-premise retail accounts, as well as distributors and importers.

Candy Planning: Everyday & Summer Seasonal EPPS

8/26/2018 - 8/30/2018 at the Hilton Anaheim (Anaheim, CA)

Confectionery suppliers will present programs for basic assortments, everyday, and summer seasonal promotions to retailers across all channels.

Asian Beauty, Personal and Health Care EPPS

9/16/2018 - 9/18/2018 at the Harbour Grand Kowloon (Hunghom, Kowloon)

Branded and private label suppliers of Health, Beauty and Personal care will present products to retailers and distributors from Asia

European Health, Nutrition and Wellness EPPS

9/30/2018 - 10/2/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

Manufacturers of OTC, First Aid/Wound Care, Foot/ Eye/Ear Care, Home Health, Cosmeceutical, Dermo-Cosmetics and Vitamin, Diet and Food Supplements categories will present new programs to buyers and distributors from Europe and around the world.

Vitamin, Weight Management, and Sports Nutrition EPPS

9/30/2018 - 10/4/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

Vitamin, Weight Management, and Sports Nutrition suppliers will present new programs to buyers across all channels. Natural and Organic is a growing segment within these categories and will be a focus at this EPPS

European Home and Garden EPPS

9/30/2018 - 10/1/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

Global Home Furnishings, Housewares, Home Improvement and Gardening suppliers will present their products to European retailers and distributors

Diabetes/Clinical Programs, Chronic Care Management & Adherence Solutions EPPS

10/3/2018 - 10/5/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

This event will focus on all products, patient services and retailer programs targeting the diabetic or other chronically managed patient. Discussions will focus not only on product merchandising/purchasing but also the development of retail programs that will provide people with wellness informatio...

Contract Manufacturing / Packaging / Logistics for Beauty & Personal Care EPPS

10/3/2018 - 10/5/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

The Contract Manufacturing /Packaging /Logistics for Beauty & Personal Care event provides 3rd party Contract Manufacturers, Primary Packagers and Secondary Packagers, & 3PLs with a meeting forum to discuss new business, new technologies and capabilities with Large/Mid-size CPG beauty and personal c...

On-Premise Adult Beverage EPPS

11/4/2018 - 11/6/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

Wine, beer and spirit producers, importers, distributors and exporters will present products to an audience of on-premise buyers (restaurants, hotels, resorts/parks, cruise lines, and airlines), as well as distributors and importers.

Latin American Food & Beverage EPPS

11/4/2018 - 11/6/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

Branded and private label suppliers will present dry grocery food and beverage items to retailers and distributors from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Foodservice Natural, Organic & Healthy Foods EPPS

11/5/2018 - 11/7/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

Vendors with natural, organic and healthier food and beverage menu options have the opportunity to present to foodservice operators, including restaurants, hotel groups, parks/resorts, airlines, cruise lines, universities and distributors.

Pharmacy Technology, Services, Supplies and Automation EPPS

11/11/2018 - 11/13/2018 at the Location Revealed Soon...

Vendors of Pharmacy Technology, Services, Supplies and Automation will meet with Retail Pharmacy Chains, LTC Pharmacy, and Outpatient Pharmacy Providers to discuss new and expanded offerings. Improving the business of pharmacy operations and services are the focus of this business session.

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Candy Planning: Halloween EPPS

12/2/2018 - 12/4/2018 at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village (Cape Coral, FL)

Confectionery suppliers will present programs for the 2019 Halloween holiday season to retailers across all channels.