GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- S. Abraham & Sons Inc. (SAS) will host its 32nd annual Vendor Exhibit & Trade Show on Feb. 22 and 23 at DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The exhibit opens at 9 a.m. for convenience-store chains and at 2 p.m. for all customers. It continues the following day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The show’s new floor plan, dubbed the SAS Grand Ole C-Store, will be packed with 184 booths and 288 manufacturers showcasing 460 fresh products and merchandising and foodservice concepts, the company said. Some branded offerings on the show floor will include Fresh Bite Cafe, f’real, Alligator Ice, Crescendo self-serve espresso equipment, Nitrogen infused cold-brew coffee, Peppers Smoothies, Hot Off the Grill, Champs Chicken, Piccadilly Circus, Fruit Ridge Farms sandwiches and Beantown coffee. Customers will also discuss new ideas in merchandising, focusing on maximizing selling space and profits.
Going with this year’s country music theme, singer-songwriter Brett Young will perform at 20 Monroe Live on Feb. 22 as the entertainment headliner. Local Grand Rapids country-rock band Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys will open for Young.
Grand Rapids-based S. Abraham & Sons Inc. is a convenience-store supplier serving retailers in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.