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We are excited to re-join CFIC.  It’s a great Organization and the light environment makes for productive and easy networking.  We look forward to seeing you all again.

Congrats on another successful convention!

Our partnership with CFIC has been invaluable. It has paid dividends through our exposure to non-wine industry innovation cross promotional opportunities. We built incremental programming as a result of the one-on-one meetings and exposure to co-op partners. We have developed long-term relationships through our involvement with CFIC that we likely would not have had the opportunity to build otherwise.

Just a note of thanks for making me and The Instore Group feel so welcome and part of the entire event.  It was very beneficial to see so many familiar faces, renew some old friendships and meet so many new ones.

CFIC provides a unique opportunity in the South to develop great rapport and relationships with customers located and doing business each day in the Carolinas. At its base and more in the South, this businesses is still very much about relationships. Many retailers here may not care what you know until they know how much you care about their business and what you are willing to do to help them succeed. CFIC provides the avenue to communicate that to the retailers it serves.

Great job by you and your team!!!

P&G thoroughly enjoys the annual CFIC convention because it gives us an opportunity to connect with our retail partners, stay abreast of industry key topics, share the industry with our families and to also celebrate our mutual business endeavors. We look forward to it every year!

This years’ Convention turned out to be extremely productive for our Acosta team, as we were able to conduct several meetings with many key retailers. Additionally, this venue afforded the opportunity for our clients to be engaged with senior management in those key retailers. The ability for delegates to be able to conduct business, while being able to get in a little “R & R” with their families, is unique in our industry.

I feel the CFIC convention is a great venue for wholesalers, retailers , and manufacturers to engage in driving business in a relaxed family friendly environment. These elements are what made the 2016 convention a success.

CFIC allows us to have multiple productive meetings with key vendors mid summer which helps us to keep on track for the year on Joint Business Plans.

I doubt that there is another event in the Grocery industry that provides this much access to a retailer’s leadership, scheduled one-on-one meetings with the merchandising teams, abundant opportunities for informal time with the attendees, and fun times at the beach with the family!  The CFIC convention is a must attend event that delivers memories and is an easy ROI justification.

The CFIC Convention has proven again to be a great venue for independent retailers to participate in learning from fellow retailers, suppliers, and vendors the trends and marketing opportunities in our ever changing Carolinas Food Industry. We are in a unique market that encompasses very unique personalities in the grocery industry whereby we get to network with the most successful industry leaders. Come join us at the next convention and experience the ability to ” Make A Difference”  !

Ingles appreciates the platform that CFIC provides in bringing retailers and senior management of vendors together. We always seem to make progress in mutually working out programs to increase our business objectives.

The CFIC Convention is a fantastic way for retailers and suppliers to spend time together in a relaxed and fun setting.

The Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC) Convention provides our category teams the opportunity to meet with numerous suppliers, wholesalers and brokers over the course of a few days.  This event serves as the platform for personal time with our business partners to plan, strategize and further develop relationships. In addition, we greatly value the networking as well as social events, and look forward to the convention each year.

P&G thoroughly enjoys the annual CFIC convention because it gives us an opportunity to connect with our retail partners,  stay abreast of industry  key topics, share the industry with our families and to also celebrate our mutual business endeavors. We look forward to it every year!

“With their frequent and timely communications, I never feel that I am in the dark on issues that impact my business. It was a real feather in their cap when they successfully worked with the regulatory agencies in both North and South Carolina to adjust the distribution dates for SNAP.”

“CFIC provides a unique opportunity in the South to develop great rapport and relationships with customers located and doing business each day in the Carolinas. At its base, and more so in the South, this business is still very much about relationships. Many retailers here may not care what you know until they know how much you care about their business and what you are willing to do to help them succeed. CFIC provides the avenue to communicate that to the retailers its serves.”

“Small retailers rarely get one-on-one time with someone so knowledgeable on our state regulatory issues. Most small retailers don’t have an in-house lawyer, accounting department or a regulatory department. CFIC ensures we are in compliance with old laws and new laws that impact my business. It makes me a more confident business owner knowing that they are a phone call away.”

“Our partnership with CFIC has been invaluable. It has paid dividends through our exposure to non-wine industry innovation cross promotional opportunities. We built incremental programming as a result of the one-on-one meetings and exposure to co-op partners. We have developed long-term relationships through our involvement with CFIC that we likely would not have had the opportunity to build otherwise.”

“CFIC and its staff are professional, knowledgeable and personable. They are our go-to source when we are facing a retail issue. They are problem solvers — you go to them with a problem and they find a solution — it’s that simple. I don’t know where we would be in the Carolinas without them.”

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