"ECRM sessions are perfect for us because in the same place we can meet our current partners to check-in as well as connect with new potential accounts. Not only do the meetings offer insight, but the sessions are a great place for us to learn more about what’s trending and what’s coming up in the market. We learn a lot from our session attendances because we can survey our buyers all in one place, as well as learn from our peers."
David Slagle, Designer Protein, LLC
"I was looking to drive business in alternative channels outside of independent pet stores using our multi-brand strategy. All of my expectations were met or exceeded. I expected for the meetings to be the right length for a quick elevator pitch on our company and products with some time to see if we could meet the needs of the prospective customers. The setting, the people, the process, the venue, the customers were all outstanding. All buyers at the session were legitimately interested and exploring new lines incorporate into their assortment line ups. No telling how long it would have taken to set up and attend that many meetings if I did it on my own."
Jones Naturals, LLC
"We're very happy with the success of this session. Approximately 80 percent to 85 percent of the meetings were valuable leads to grow our business. It's definitely necessary to use these types of sessions to broaden the relationships and express our products in a way that differentiates us from the other hundred Mexican-style salsas on the market -- face to face meetings help us to accomplish that."
Imperio Salsa LLC
"The format is a lot more respectful to suppliers’ time and efforts. Instead of trying to catch a retailer as they are speeding by your booth at a trade show, ECRM brings them right to you for a private, pre-scheduled meeting. It’s much less stressful. ECRM is a great way for emerging suppliers to grow their business, and I would recommend to any supplier looking to get into retail and foodservice. ECRM sets you up for success!"
SOCIAL Sparkling Wine
"We use ECRM as an opportunity to meet with as many retailers as possible to ensure our fine products are made available to customers at retailers across all classes of trade in the U.S. Covering both everyday and Seasonal business. It is a great forum for planning with our business partners and customers."
Haribo Of America Inc
Nova Medical Products
Drug and Device Register, LLC
"In a business world where we spend thousands of dollars in travel expenses so we can present to just one buyer or attend 20+ expos where we hope the right buyer will stop at our booth; ECRM has flipped Incrediwear’s expo world right side up!
Not only did my team meet with one buyer, in a private one-on-one setting, but we met with 53 other buying groups! All of the buyers were handpicked target chains, DMEs, distributors and catalogs. There were no wasted appointments with buyers that were not interested!
ECRM is the complete package! We ate breakfast and lunch with the buyers, exercised with the buyers and even had a spectacular dinner and drinks with the buyers. The event setting lets suppliers and buyers come together in a relaxed environment without pressure so that we could simply connect with one another! It’s only been two months post ECRM and we have potentially 1000 new stores interested in our products with more to come.
Thanks again ECRM crew! This is absolutely the best bang for our buck and we attend over 24 expos per year!"