"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
"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."
Griffin Hussong
Imperio Salsa LLC
"ECRM’s format is unlike any other. The frequency of appointments is amazing. There is no other place where you get the opportunity to meet with the people that ECRM gets to attend their sessions. Not only are the lists impressive time and time again, but you can rest assured you are meeting with your right buyers. You can prepare by reviewing retailer lists and what each of them are looking for prior to attending – we use this information to plan our meetings and decide what products to bring. If you are trying to work with someone new, this is the easiest way to break in. It’s the most efficient way to meet everyone you need to at the same time and in one place. The meeting time format ensures you get down to business from the moment you walk in."
Greg Shively
Wild Republic
"When you attend an ECRM session, you can be certain that you are speaking with your target audience. The buyers in attendance are who you need to be talking to; there’s no guess work. I’ve done more business in half a day of meetings than in the past five other shows I’ve done this year combined. Last year we did 26 shows worldwide, and with ECRM, I’m able to cut that down to 4."
Joseph Bensadoun
Next Generation Distributors Inc.
"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!"
Leah Caplanis
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."
Paul Minger
Haribo Of America Inc