Sunday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Myrtle Beach Hilton, Myrtle Beach, SC

Online registration is now open (click the registration tab for more information). 

2017 Convention Brochure 

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the members-only convention, please contact Lindsey Kueffner or Brenna Favara at (919) 832-0811.


The hotel room block is open on a first-come, first-serve basis for members that are planning to attend CFIC’s 13th Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach.  Contact the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and Kingston Plantation by phone at (800) 876-0010 or online at

Be sure to use our reference code of “FOO” and/or mention the Carolinas Food Industry Council for the group rate that ranges from $232- $471 per night. Be advised that the rooms at the Royale Palms sell out very quickly.


Sponsorship opportunities are available to all Vendor Members. Levels range from $1,000-$11,000+ and each level offers unique benefits such as complimentary registrations and ad placement in the membership directory. Some benefits of convention sponsorship include being eligible to schedule private one-on-one meetings with participating retailers as well as the option to donate products.


The CFIC Convention is a members-only event.  Members’ guests and children of all ages are welcome. Additional registration fees apply.

Please login to the CFIC Member portal by clicking here.  Once you do that look for the calendar section on the right hand side of the page and click on “CFIC 2017 Convention”.  If you have any trouble, please contact Brenna Favara (919) 832-0811.

Product Donation

At the CFIC Convention, we provide multiple opportunities for our sponsors’ product exposure!

Suppliers and grocers have the opportunity to mingle in a casual, come-as-you-are atmosphere in the Snack Shack.  Each day during the convention, a breakfast and lunch buffet, snacks, and drinks are available to all convention attendees.  Upon check-in, each convention attendee also receives a bag filled with donated product to last throughout the weekend’s events.

Items not suited for bags include frozen/refrigerated product and beverages, but are available in the CFIC Cafe, in our bars, or on the dinner buffets.

Product Donation Form (Excel file)
Direct Shipping Information (PDF)
Direct Delivery Information (PDF)

Schedule of Events

Click here to view a tentative schedule of events.

Membership Directory

The annual resource membership directory is distributed to every company representative that attends the CFIC Convention. The directory contains a full list of CFIC’s member companies including contact information for key representatives.  Please click here to view the media guideline for the directory.  

Directories will be mailed upon request to any member that was unable to attend the convention.

Each individual member is responsible for logging into the member portal on the CFIC website to ensure their contact information is correct.

Member companies are also eligible for several directory opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact CFIC staff at (919) 832-0811. 

Silent Auction

To donate items please email Stephanie Stafford at

CFIC Thanks Our Convention Sponsors

Crystal Sponsors

Chobani, Inc.
Crystal Farms/Michael Foods
Eggland’s Best Eggs
Heineken USA
J.M. Smucker
Kelloggs Frozen
Lactalis, Inc./Galbani Michael Angelo’s
Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs
Pinnacle Foods
Ripple Foods
Tyson Foods

Silver Sponsors

Altria Group Distribution Company
American Greetings
Biltmore Estate Wine
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Blue Bell Creameries
D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.
Dairy Farmers of America
Dean Foods/Mayfield Ice Cream/PET Dairy
Dole Packaged Foods, LLC
DPI Specialty Foods
Dr. Oetker Pizza
Florida’s Natural Growers Great Lakes Cheese Company
Ice Cream Specialties/Div. of
Innovasian Cuisine
Prairie Farms Dairy
Noosa Yoghurt
Pabst Brewing
Palermo’s Pizza
Reddy Ice Corporation
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Siggi’s Dairy
The Wine Group
Treasury Wine Estates
White Wave Foods
Wise Foods Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

4C Foods
Advance Pierre Foods
Albanese Confectionary
Atlantic Natural Foods
Bridgford Foods Corporation
Bunzl Distribution
Butterball LLC
C. Monfavi and Family
Califia Farms
Cal-Maine Foods
Campbell Sales Company
Carl Buddig & Co.
Carolina Ice
Carolina Pride
Challenge Dairy
Craft Brew Alliance
Daisy Brand Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Enovation Brands
Everything Marketing
Flowers Foods
Fresh Express
Gold Medal Products
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Hidden Villa Ranch
Hormel Foods
Huhtamaki Inc.
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky
Kellogg Company
Land of Frost
Lindy’s Homemade
McCall Farms
Niagara Bottling, LLC
North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture Oasis Brands
Organic Valley
Perdue Farms
Premier Sales and Marketing (BROKER)
Prestige Beverage Group
Rich Products
Rosina Food Products
Spectrum Brands
The InStore Group
The Silver Palate
Trinchero Family Estates
Trinity Frozen Foods
TW Garner/Texas Pete
Wells Enterprises Inc./ Blue Bunny