Vistar Mid-Atlantic Open House Turnout Reflects Good-To-Go Focus

Posted On: 10/7/2016

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TAGS: vending, vending machine, Mike Mullin, Kelly Saad, Vistar, Vistar Mid-Atlantic

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Vistar Mid-Atlantic drew 567 industry professionals to its annual open house, with 241 operating companies represented. It was held last month at Harrah's Resort here, following a grand poolside cocktail reception the night before.

Mirroring last year's largest-ever exhibition, the tradeshow once again featured 115 exhibitors, which showcased the latest food and beverage products distributed by Vistar's Swedesboro, NJ-based mid-Atlantic branch. New equipment and technology for vending, office coffee service and micromarket operations were also in the spotlight.

Vending operators and product brokers came from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington and northern Virginia to attend. Representatives of equipment manufacturers from all across the country also were out in force.

Vistar region sales manager Mike Mullin, who organized the event, hailed the turnout and reported that the most prevalent theme at the trade show once again was the proliferation of "healthy" items that meet the criteria of the company's Good to Go program.

Good To Go is Vistar's online resource that informs operators about snacks, carried by the distributor, that meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 35-10-35 guidelines. It also lists items that are organic, gluten-free and all-natural.

Mike Mullin, Kelly Saad, Vistar
KUDOS: Vistar northeast region sales manager Mike Mullin congratulates Kelly Saad on her promotion to Northeast region president during mid-Atlantic open house. Saad was previously president of Vistar Georgia.