An alliance of the independent grocery and convenience store industries.

WFIA Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer


Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer is the only event of its kind for the independent grocery and convenience store industry in Washington State! It's an amazing day full of celebration and connection of everything that makes our industry unique.

The event starts at 10:00am with three breakout sessions for our attendees at the Edgewater Hotel. The breakout sessions will cover Technology in the industry, CBD in retail, and hiring and retention in the workforce. The main conference will be held next door at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. The speed networking session between retailers and a select group of featured vendors gets started at 2:15pm. 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. 

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

2020 Connect Event

2020 Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer Featured Vendors

 Ace HardwareKeHE Distributors, LLC. 
 Bandi FoodsMaryhill Winery 
 Bargreen's CoffeeNew World CBD
 Bimbo BakeriesPeterson Cheese Co.
 Bunzl DistributingPost Consumer Brands
 C&S WholesaleRetail Data Systems
 Charlie's ProduceSonilex Industries, Ltd.
 CliftonLarsonAllenUNFI
 Doyles SheehanUnited Salad
 ERNWestURM
FMS Solutions
Wilcox Farms
Franz/US BakeryYoung's Market Company
InStore Technology 




2020 Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer Sponsors



Washington Food Industry Association

P.O. Box 706

1415 Harrison Ave NW, Suite 101

Olympia, WA 98502

Tel: 360-753-5177

Email: info@wa-food-ind.org



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