The Canada Private Label Showcase took place on March 11 and 12 at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont. The Quebec Government Office in Chicago joined forces with the Canadian Consulates in Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit in an effort to woo food and beverage buyers with some of Canada’s finest edibles.
Cyril Gauchet, the Trade Officer for this industry at Quebec’s Chicago office, helped bring ten Québec companies to Chicago for two days of one-on-one meetings with some of the Midwest’s top private label buyers. The first day ended on a festive note with a Québec tasting reception featuring Unibroue beer and Neige Première, an apple ice wine, which were enjoyed by around 40 attendees and ten buyers.
At the end of the two days, attendees left with refreshed taste buds and valuable business opportunities. Québec’s Chicago office looks forward to partnering with the Canadian Consulate on the showcase’s next edition.