McCLAIN’S OLD FLORIDA GOURMET WILL HOLD TABLETOP SHOW AUGUST 18 AND 19
SARASOTA, Fla., – June 8, 2016 – McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet will hold its annual tabletop show August 18 and 19, and a Florida/Georgia snack-time favorite that has quickly become McClain’s top selling product, Uncle Bud’s Deep Fried Peanuts, is launching a new line of deep fried shelled peanuts at the show.
The tabletop show traditionally has been of interest to retailers looking for trending regional and national products along with producers that want to reach Florida’s gourmet, gift, travel, and tourism markets, said Kelly Abercrombie, CEO of McClain’s, which is a regional distributor of shelf stable gourmet food, bulk and count candy, and Florida specialties and novelties. Hundreds of retailers from across the state attend the show as well as national retailers such as Lucky’s and Paradies, which operates airport and hotel shops, and other retailers throughout Florida, Abercrombie said.
Attending this year’s show are national companies, including Jelly Belly, The Spice Lab, Nature Nate’s, DeLallo, Taffy Town, and Tortuga, as well as many regional producers, such as Reva Foods, Fat Cat Foods, and Boardwalk Food Company, a new addition whose craft beer pretzel and popper mixes are rapidly gaining local popularity, Abercrombie said.
“Uncle Bud’s will be introducing its new line of shelled peanuts at the show, which we expect will catch on as quickly as its original line, which were a big hit at this year’s Baltimore Oriole’s spring training here in Sarasota,” she said. “As always retailers have the chance to win prizes each day of the show, and this year we are giving away an Amazon Echo.” More information about the show is available by calling 800.995.6887.
About McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet:
McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet is a distributor of shelf stable gourmet food, bulk and count candy, and Florida specialties and novelties. McClain’s distributes more than 4,500 products from 75 suppliers. Accounts range from airport concession, hotels and hospitality, and retailers such as Whole Foods and Lucky’s Market to independent grocers, drug stores, and other retailers. McClain’s carries products from national companies like Jelly Belly, Taffy Town, Boyer, Bone Suckin’ Sauce, DeLallo, and Braswell. It also specializes in distribution of Florida-produced products including Anastasia Confections, Davidson of Dundee, The Spice Lab, Reva Foods, and Tropical Blossom. More information about McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet is available by calling 800.995.6887 or by connecting at Facebook and Twitter.