McLane Showcases at the 2019 NACS Show
TEMPLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, will showcase at the 2019 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show taking place October 1-4 in Atlanta. Bringing together some of the nation’s top suppliers and retailers, the NACS Show serves as a platform for new product launches in addition to an exchange of ideas and best practices.
McLane’s booth is a destination experience that will allow attendees to experience new interactive technology, McLane Kitchen, the foodservice at retail offering, and Consumer Value Products (CVP), McLane’s private label products subsidiary. McLane Kitchen and CVP will offer samples of their newest products, as well as some tried-and-true favorites.
The technology area will display McLane’s latest consumer facing technology on a variety of devices such as Surface Pros, smart phones, the CT50 Honeywell smart handheld device and a new tablet built with c-store operators in mind. Featured technology includes the recently announced back office management solution, a one-stop-shop for retailers and all their technology needs, and a new text notification feature on McLane’s Delivery Tracker Application that sends a text message straight to a retailer’s phone if their delivery is delayed.
The CVP area will feature 40 newly debuted products including:
- Four new dog treat flavors from Beau Dacious
- Safety attire and gear from Work Fare
- Phone accessories and electronics from Road-Tech
- Health and beauty products from CVP
The four new Beau Dacious products will also be featured in the Cool New Products preview room. CVP products are available to both McLane customers and non-McLane customers and are currently offered at retail locations nationwide.
McLane Kitchen will feature a fully functioning kitchen with new menu offerings for attendees to experience throughout the show, including a roller grill western jalapeno omelet, pre-packaged salads and deli-style sandwiches. These items will be sampled in the booth, along with Fly Guys Pizza, stuffed waffles, JCX coffee and cold brew coffee.
Vito Maurici, VP of sales at McLane Company, will be a panelist and presenter in a NACS Show educational session entitled Success: A Practical Guide to Sell Your Product, Service or Equipment to Convenience Stores. The session takes place on Wednesday, October 2 from 8:30-10:00am.
McLane has a wide variety of booth entertainment for NACS Show attendees to enjoy this year.
- Fly Guys Acrobatic Pizza Tossers will perform 10-minute interactive shows throughout the day on October 2-3.
- Attendees can watch a recording of McLane’s podcast in partnership with CSP, Delivering the Goods, that includes a sit-down interview with Vito Maurici at 1pm on October 2.
- A yogurt parfait building contest takes place at 1pm on October 3 where attendees can see some of McLane’s customers try their hand at parfait making.
- Attendees can get their picture taken with the newest member of the McLane/CVP family: the YumBees mascot.
Retailers are also encouraged to scan their badge at McLane’s booth for a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 5*.
McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.
*Retailers can enter to win an Apple Watch Series 5 by scanning their retailer badge. One winner will be selected at random. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
McLane Company, Inc.
Tom Sicola, VP of Marketing