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Pandemic: How does a business survive when demand drops to zero? – Peter Guyer, Athena International Foods

Business Class begins a series of interviews to explore the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic. In this episode, Peter Guyer, Founder of Athena International Foods gives insight on the effect the virus has had on his business, his supply chain and his sector. What can a business do to prepare for this kind of event? What lessons from past experience have helped guide him? Is there a way to prepare for such a unique business disruption?

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CPG and Foodservice Trends Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

Every country in the world has been impacted by the recent COVID-19 health crisis, some more than others.  In the U.S. food and beverage industry, we are seeing the following trends: CPG Trends Brand switching from mainstream to value (decreased brand loyalty) Increase in Private Label Cost valued more than convenience Shift from premium toMore Information

UK Food & Beverages in the Era of COVID-19

The following trends are from primary research conducted by AMI’s UK representative, which are consistent with retail and foodservice sales trends in other European markets: UK Retail Sales Boom UK grocery sales +20.6% in March vs. LY The Big 4 supermarkets – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda & Morrisons – +17.7% combined Discount retail giants Aldi andMore Information

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Tradeshows

AMI represents its branded clients at dozens of international trade shows and conferences.

Gulfood show in February 2020 in Dubai, UAE

AMI represented the fast-growing sparkling flavored water brand, SPARKLING ICE, at the Gulfood show in February 2020, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show located in Dubai, UAE

2019 HOST Milano

AMI represented two of its U.S. client brands at the HOST Equipment, Coffee and Food 41st International Hospitality Exhibition, in Milan, Italy, October 18-22. This year the show featured 2,249 exhibitors and visitors from 177 countries, which offered the brands a unique opportunity to build their global brand awareness and increase sales growth.

2019 World Food Expo in the Philippines

AMI represented MOCAFE™, an innovative leader in the specialty beverage category, at the largest food show in the Philippines, World Food Expo (WOFEX) August 7-10, 2019.

Children Baby Maternity Expo (CBME) in China

As the largest Maternity/Baby trade show in the world, Children Baby Maternity Expo (CBME) drew a truly global crowd of visitors and exhibitors. Representing pediatric supplement market leader Mommy’s Bliss, AMI met with a wide range of potential online and offline distributors from around the world from July 24-27, 2019.

Josh Seligman of AMI promotes the Sparkling Ice brand of TALKING RAIN at the Tutto Foods show in Milan, Italy

Representing premium tea brand Steven Smith Teamaker at the HCJ Show in Tokyo, Japan

Athena Marketing International represents premium tea brand Steven Smith Teamaker at the HCJ Show in Tokyo, Japan in February 2019. HCJ Japan is a major foodservice tradeshow bringing professionals and businesses from around the globe

At Fastfood & Café Stockholm Mighty Leaf Tea’s Premium Hot & Iced Teas Proved Popular

The largest foodservice show in Scandinavia was a great venue to highlight Mighty Leaf Tea’s whole leaf brewed teas, both hot and cold. Professionals from Sweden’s top foodservice distributors and venues came to experience the premium difference.

AMI Exhibits Mommy’s Bliss at The Baby & Kids Expo, Tokyo Japan.

Mommy’s Bliss’s innovative range of tummy relief aids, Vitamin D, and probiotic products drew plenty of attention in Japan. AMI Director, Alex Lindsay, met with retail buyers from a variety of importers, distributors, and major online and offline retailers at the brand’s first trade show in Asia.

Mighty Leaf Tea is a Big Hit at HOST 2017

AMI represented Mighty Leaf Tea at the world-leading coffee and foodservice global trade show in Milan, Italy in October 2017.