Associated Buyers, a regional distributor of natural, organic, specialty and ethnic
foods, held their fourth Annual Customer Appreciation Show on April 21, in
Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Frank Jones Center.
Some 150 vendors were present to display their newest products to retailers from
Associated Buyers’ service area, which includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and the Hudson River Valley of NY.
Check out some of the companies participating in the show in the next few pages.
By Karen Martin, Executive Editor
GuS, Grown-Up Soda takes its
marketing and branding all the
way to the automobile. GuS
makes sodas geared to an adult
taste – less sweet, dry flavors and
“nicely” carbonated. Some of the
flavors available include Dry Meyer
Lemon, Dry Cranberry Lime, Star
Ruby Grapefruit and Dry Cola.
Lynne Rabil, president and Janice Tawney, sales
and marketing manager from the Hubbard
Peanut Company had plenty of “Hubbies” on
hand at the Associated Buyers’ Show. Hubbies
are 1 oz., single serving packages of Hubs
salted peanuts. Hubs Peanuts is a family-owned
company providing products from extra-large
Virginia type peanuts based on recipes from
more than 50 years ago.
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