The Houston Market – 2016 Grocery Retailer News


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According the latest Census report, the Houston population is the fastest growing city in the country with the promise of affordable housing and an opportunity for families of all nationalities, especially Hispanics to live  the “American Dream”. These new families settle in newly developed suburban neighborhoods throughout Houston, and then they go grocery shopping!


With that, it’s no secret the Texas grocery retail market is continually growing to meet this new demand. Here’s the April 2016 Shelby Report Overview on the Houston marketplace. One of the few markets in Texas not dominated by Wal-Mart. 



Grocers Supply Food Expo Highlights


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Another successful Grocers Supply Food Expo took place this week in Houston, TX. Over 250 CPG manufacturers, industry suppliers, and most importantly – buying retail customers were in attendance at the Reliant Center – home of the Houston Texans. Valuable post-show networking took place at the Crowne Plaza, where the GSC team hosted an elegant reception featuring a live Texas country band.



The STAR Brokerage team represented several companies at the show. Together with our clients we sold exclusive expo deals to retail customers and sampled some tasty food and beverages. We were in full force, finding new sales and distribution opportunities for our clients. This year we represented the following companies: Vilore, St. Jude Candle Co., Market 5201, Mahler, Nissin Foods, Music Mountain Water, Badia Spices, Klein’s Kosher Pickles, Navajo Manufacturing, Mason Vitamins, and several more.



Here are some pictures at the event.




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V&V Supremo
Steve Minshew, STAR retail directorSeller BrothersVilore Foods
  ElrodsMalherSTAR Brokerage
  Klein's PicklesBadia Spices Alex Cisneros_Excel Distributing









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