ECRM hosts world’s first Food & Beverage meeting marathon

Today, ECRM announced a first-of-its-kind industry experience that will completely change how consumer packaged goods (CPG) products get discovered. ECRM’s 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage will bring together retail buyers and product suppliers from around the world to meet face-to-face between 28th June and 2nd July.

“The scale and magnitude of the 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage can’t be overstated,” said ECRM CEO Greg Farrar. “We are utilising best-of-breed technology, built specifically for retail and the consumer-packaged goods industry, to provide participants an unmatched global marketplace experience that will define the future of how retailers and brands connect.”

The 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage will deliver international scale with an immersive product discovery experience combined with a virtual meeting environment built specially for brands to showcase relevant products to buyers from retailers of all sizes and locations. This is all made possible with ECRM’s latest technology innovation which seamlessly integrates its industry leading virtual platform, ECRM Connect, with RangeMe, the industry standard online product discovery platform.

“ECRM’s innovative and market leading platforms have helped Wakefern drive effective and efficient product discovery and business solutions that meet the needs of our customers,” said Wakefern Food Corp director wholesale/international sales, Wil Magistrelli. “We look forward to ECRM’s 2021 Global Market: Food and Beverage showcase to connect with suppliers and stay on trend with the latest in retail.”

Product discovery for registrants begins on May 17 and will run until June 21. During this time, food, beverage and food service buyers can easily find relevant products within their respective categories on RangeMe, and with the click of a button, select those brands that they would like to meet with virtually. Brands that are selected will be invited to choose an available time on that buyer’s calendar for a face-to-face meeting. Scheduled meetings take place June 28 – July 2 on ECRM Connect and will run 24 hours a day to accommodate global participants.

“I’ve had success as both a RangeMe subscriber and an ECRM program participant,” said Frost Popsicles co-founder Natasha Fagri. “Having the ability to seamlessly leverage both together on this scale, along with a slate of educational programs, is a great opportunity for any food and beverage brands. I look forward to participating.”

As part of this opportunity, 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage will also feature a dynamic content line-up during the week of meetings that kicks-off with a must-see fireside chat with entrepreneur and bestselling author, Gary Vaynerchuk.

Additional content will run throughout the week featuring daily keynotes, eye-opening insights, and interactive workshops led by industry leaders and experts.

Registration for buyers and brands is open from today until June 7. To register or learn more about 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage, visit: