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Bright Amidst the Slush: Visuals on the Floor


So technically I think it snowed yesterday, the second day of spring, but it seemed more like it was slushing from the sky. The grey made Boston’s brick buildings look stately and imposing.


The expo floor inside the convention center, however, was lively and colorful with an increase in exhibitors. At the “How to Sell Seafood During the Recession” panel Phillip Walsh, VP of business developmentcrab-lighthouse.jpg at Alfa Gamma Seafood Group said there are 110 more booths at the floor this year compared with last year.

With the nautical decorations, some aspects of the floor felt Coney Island-inspired.

There was a boat-shaped booth, at least two lighthouse booths, and smaller stalls resembling carnival game booths (perhaps not intentionally). On Sunday, US Farm Raised Catfish even had someone dressed like a catfish, waving and taking pictures with passersby.

catfish.jpgThe game lounge was as promised, with two ping pong tables, video games, couches, and beverages (of the adult variety). When I stopped by, the couches and ping pong tables were filled, but the video games went unplayed.


Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Engagement Director / Fresh Market Editor at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined...

Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher’s delicious foray into coverage of the food industry was purely accidental. With a background in technology, she joined Supermarket News as associate editor of its Technology...
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