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WFIA Connect:

Thank you to all of the 2021 attendees! You helped make two amazing days full of celebration and connection! We look forward to seeing you in person in 2022!

Are you interested in connecting with independent grocers and convenience stores in one place, at one time?

WFIA's Connect event offers you the opportunity to meet with local retailers via a speed networking event. Due to the most recent update from Governor Inslee, WFIA is hosting a virtual 2021 Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer event.

Contact Melissa Burgess with questions.

2020 Connect Vendor-2 Retailer Logo

Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer is the only event of its kind for the independent grocery and convenience store industry in Washington State!

An amazing day full of celebration and connection of everything that makes our industry unique.

The event starts with a speed networking session between retailers and a select group of featured vendors. 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.

Featured Vendor Interest Forms Closed for 2021

We apologize, but the 2021 Feature Vendor application process is now closed. Please check back in November 2021 for our next selection process for the 2022 Connect event.

Thank You to our 2019 Vendors, Sponsors & Donors

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

2019 Featured Vendors
  • Ace Hardware  
  • Heritage Distilling
  • Angus Meats, Inc
  • KeHE
  • Blue Bunny  
  • KraftHeinz
  • BUNZL Distributing of Seattle  
  • Peterson Cheese
  • Charlie's Produce  
  • Post Consumer Brands
  • CliftonLarsonAllen  
  • Retail Data Systems
  • Cutters Point Coffee Co.  
  • Spokane Produce, Inc.
  • DPI Specialty Foods  
  • Talking Rain 
  • ERNWest  
  • UNFI
  • Georgetown Brewing Co.  
  • United Salad Company
  • Goose Ridge Vineyard & Winery  
2019 Event Sponsors
  • Registration & Reception Sponsor
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers 
  • Bar Sponsor
  • Federated Insurance
  • Raffle Sponsor
  • McClane Company
  • Silent Auction Sponsor
  • Rosie 
  • Speaker Sponsor
  • ERNWest 
  • Dinner Sponsor
  • UNFI
  • Dessert Sponsor
  • Harbor Wholesale Foods 
  • Live Auction Sponsor
  • InStore Technology 
  • VIP After-Hours Party Sponsor
2019 Event Donors
  • Cutter's Point Coffee  
  • Angus Meats, Inc.
  • Goose Ridge Vineyard & Winery  
  • Peirone Produce Co.
  • Washington Brewers Guild
  • Icicle Brewing Co. 
  • Iron Goat Brewing Co.
  • No-Li Brewhouse 
  • Silver City Brewing
  • Georgetown Brewing Co. 
  • Diamond Knot Brewing
  • Kulshan Brewing Co. 
  • Young's Market Co.