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Sunday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Myrtle Beach Hilton, Myrtle Beach, SC

The annual CFIC Convention is a networking and educational event that provides a casual atmosphere for grocers, wholesalers, and suppliers to network for both business and pleasure.

This three-day, members-only convention is not a trade show!

The convention provides the perfect opportunity to gather with peers and colleagues to celebrate the grocery industry of the Carolinas. The schedule is filled with plenty of educational sessions, retailer/vendor meetings, presentations from retail presidents, and fun social events for the family. The beach venue provides the perfect opportunity to build personal relationships in a relaxed setting.

The hotel room block is now open on a first-come, first-serve basis for members that are planning to attend CFIC’s 15th Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach on Sunday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

To secure your reservations, directly 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. Be advised that two- and three-bedroom condos at the Royale Palms are extremely limited, however there is plenty of availability at the Hilton and in the Kingston tower and villas.

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.

“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.”

-Blake Freshwater, Kellogg Company

CFIC Thanks Our Convention Sponsors

Crystal Sponsors
Crystal Farms/Michael Foods
Eggland’s Best Eggs
Heineken USA
InnovAsian Cuisine
J.M. Smucker
Kodiak Cakes
Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs
Pinnacle Foods
Rich Products
Ripple Foods
Sovos Brands
The Pictsweet Company
Tyson Foods

Silver Sponsors
Altria Group Distribution Company
Biltmore Estate Wine
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Blue Bell Creameries
Chobani, Inc.
Dairy Farmers of America
Dean Foods/Mayfield Ice Cream/PET Dairy
Dole Packaged Foods, LLC
Dr. Oetker Pizza
Enlightened Ice Cream and Snacks
Excelsior Wines
Fetzer Vineyards
Florida’s Natural Growers
Great Lakes Cheese Company
Hidden Villa Ranch
HP Hood
Ice Cream Specialties/Div. of Prairie Farms Dairy
Joshen Paper & Packaging
Kraft Heinz Company
Lactalis American Group/Galbani
Noosa Finest Yoghurt
Palermo’s Pizza
Paleteria La Michoacana
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Prestage Foods
Reddy Ice Corporation
Saputo Cheese USA
Sazerac Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Siggi’s Dairy
T. Marzetti Co.
The Wine Group
Treasury Wine Estates
TW Garner Food Company
Utz Quality Foods
Wise Foods Inc.

Bronze Sponsors
4C Foods
AppCard Inc.
Arla Foods
Atlantic Natural Foods
Bel Brands
Bubba Burgers
Bunzl Distribution
Cal-Maine Foods
Campbell Sales Company
Carl Buddig & Co.
Carolina Ice
Carolina Pride
Challenge Dairy
Craft Brew Alliance
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Enovation Brands
Flowers Foods
Francis Ford Coppola
Fresh Express
Frozen Specialties
Gold Medal Products
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Hahn Family Wines
Hormel Foods
Huhtamaki Inc.
Land O’Frost
Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice
McCall Farms
Mission Foods
Mt. Olive Pickles
Niagara Bottling, LLC
North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture
Organic Valley
Perdue Farms
Premier Sales and Marketing
Prestige Beverage Group
RDD Associates
Recover Inc.
Red Bull North America
Redemption Processing Representatives, Inc.
Resolute Tissue
Rosina Food Products, Inc.
Smart Market for Business
Solaris Paper
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Spectrum Brands
The InStore Group
The Silver Palate
Trinchero Family Estates
Wells Enterprises Inc./Blue Bunny

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