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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.


David Orgel

David Orgel is executive director, content & user engagement, of Supermarket News (SN) and its website, Orgel delivers his opinions on industry trends through a bi-weekly...

Jon Springer

Jon Springer has been writing about food, food retailers and food retailing for more than 10 years, and is in his second tour of duty with Supermarket News. His prior experience includes covering the...
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