It has been a while, but there were two trade shows which my company participated in.

At the San Francisco International Gift Fair we exhibited our famous Shizuoka Genmaicha, Sencha, and Hojicha products.

The first one is San Francisco International Gift Fair (SFIGF) held in February at the Moscone Convention Center. It was our second time to participate to the gift show – the first time was Seattle Gift Show 08. Compared to the Seattle’s show, SFIGF was huge, and I could meet many buyers from famous companies such as Deans & Deluca.
This time, our sales rep. Xcidia had a booth and our products was a part of their products. I was very pleased that many customers came to the booth and tried our tea. There were many people prefer Sencha and Hojicha, but mostly Genmaicha was the top favorite during the show.

 

At the Natural Product Expo we exhibited our famous Shizuoka Genmaicha, Sencha, and Hojicha products.

At the Natural Product Expo we exhibited our famous Shizuoka Genmaicha, Sencha, and Hojicha products.

The second show was Natural Product Expo 2009 held in March at Anaheim Convention Center. Just like Fancy Food Show in January, Shizuoka-prefecture (the area where our teas come from) had a booth at the show, and my company was selected as one of the two companies helping them at the booth. Because green tea is the most famous agricultural product in Shizuoka, they chose us to intrduce authentic Shizuoka green tea. Another company exhibiting at the booth is Tamaruya, which is very traditional Wasabi company. Combination of green tea and Wasabi received a lot of favorable comments from customers.
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