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WFIA Connect:

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2022 event a success!
We will see you next year in Spokane on May 18, 2023.

Are you interested in connecting with independent grocers and convenience stores in one place, at one time?

WFIA's Connect event offers vendors the opportunity to meet with local independent retailers via a speed networking event. WFIA is hosting our in-person Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer event. We will be following all COVID-19 related recommended safety & health guidelines by the CDC.

Contact Melissa Davis with questions.

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2020 Connect Vendor-2 Retailer Logo

Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer is the only event of its kind for the independent grocery and convenience store industry in Washington State!

An amazing day full of celebration and connection of everything that makes our industry unique.

The event starts with a speed networking session between retailers and a select group of featured vendors. A reception with silent auction follows and allows vendors who were not featured in the speed networking session to have the opportunity to meet with retailers prior to the start of dinner.

Closing out the event is our Industry Awards Dinner. The dinner is full of several exciting components including a speaker presentation, a live auction offering "Connect" packages with CEOs and buyers from prominent retail establishments, and the presentation of our Industry Awards.

Featured Vendor Interest Forms

The Washington Food Industry Association (WFIA) is pleased to welcome you to our 2022 Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer event as one of our featured vendors! Being a featured vendor allows you the opportunity to partake in the speed networking portion of our event, which provides you with the chance to showcase your latest and greatest products to the independent grocers, and convenience stores of Washington State. Included in this packet is everything you need to get started to ensure you’re ready for Connect!

Thank You to our 2022 Vendors, Sponsors & Donors

All proceeds go to support the Association and its advocacy of the independent grocery industry. WFIA is a 501(c)(6): 178-007-006. Contributions or gifts to the Washington Food Industry Association are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.  TIN# 91-0462216

2022 Featured Vendors
  • Ablis CBD    
  • Ace Hardware Corporation  
  • Bimbo Bakeries    
  • Bunzl    
  • Charlie's Produce    
  • Clifton Larson Allen    
  • Daiya Foods  
  • DPI Specialty Foods    
  • Earthwise    
  • ERNWest  
  • FMS    
  • Harbor Beverage Solutions    
  • Harbor Center Store Solutions    
  • Harbor Foodservice  Solutions    
  • InStore Tech    
  • KeHE    
  • Loss Prevention Group    
  • NW Farms    
  • Pete's Milk Delivery    
  • Polar Beverage    
  • Post Consumer Holdings    
  • RDS Pos    
  • RNDC
  • Rosie    
  • SGT. Hart's Barbeque Sauce    
  • Sonilex Industries
  • Talking Rain SPIKED  
  • The Distillarium    
  • The Peterson Company    
  • UNFI    
  • United Salad    
  • SpinDrift    
  • Wonderful Sales    
  • Ultimate Sales
2022 Event Sponsors
  • C&S Wholesale  
  • CoreMark    
  • ERNWest  
  • Harbor Wholesale Foods    
  • IGA    
  • Instacart
  • Instore Tech
  • UNFI    
  • URM    
  • Willis  Marketing      
2022 Event Donors
  • Abeja Winery
  • Barron's Wine
  • Cairdeas Winery
  • DeLille Cellars
  • Dobbes Family Estates
  • Heritage Distilling
  • House of Smith
  • Maryhill Winery
  • Nine Hats WInes
  • RNDC
  • Stoller Wine
  • The Distillarium
  • The Woodhouse Wine Estate
  • Willamette Valley Vineyards
  • Washington Brewer's Guild