The KeHE Summer show events were a great success! The highlights are:
Next Generation Innovation Showcase – Eleven new and emerging brands, not currently carried by KeHE were selected to showcase their brand/items. The brands given this opportunity were Bloom Ferments Kombucha, Buddy Budder, Calyx Drinks, Choputa, Heritage Kulfi, MR. Tortilla Inc, Simply Silver Mouthwash, Solbru, Solula, SPRUSE and Superfrau. The brands with the most votes will participate in a virtual faceoff. All participants will be brought into KeHE’ s assortment through the New@KeHE program; the winner will join, KeHE’ s emerging brand program, KeHE elevate™.
On-Trend® Award winners were unveiled, five of the brands are managed by PRESENCE.
Other winners were:
KeHE welcomed Summer Show participants to join the Serving Goodness event to pack 1,000 bags for the non-profit organization Blessings in a Backpack. KeHE Cares® is helping distribute food to local schools in the Nashville area to make sure kids don’t have the risk of going hungry on the weekends.
KeHE Cares® foundation asked show attendees to vote for one of the following beneficiaries to further support their mission and purpose: Pie in The Sky, Junger’s End, The Friendship House, and Burke United Christian Ministries. Each attendee received a token valued at $10 to choose which organization to donate to.
KeHE Evolution in Leadership – Brandon Barnholt and Deb Conklin, the current and future President & CEO at KeHE, hosted a live discussion around the transition in leadership and what it means for KeHE and the industry.