As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the 2017 Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace (TRA) in Dallas, TX. This year marked TRA’s 80th annual trade show and convention. The TRA Marketplace has earned its place as the second-biggest restaurant industry trade show in the country and the fastest-growing trade show event across all industries. As one of the hottest growth markets for the restaurant industry with sales of $52.4 billion, the restaurant industry employed about 1.2 million people in more than 43,600 restaurant locations as of this year. Thousands of people from different industries gathered at this year’s event to visit over 500 different exhibitors featuring new products, presentations and tastings.
The TRA Marketplace has become the best place to get valuable industry insight for our company and we showcased Smokey Bear’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey as a new product, along with Kelley’s Premium Honeycomb products and Texas Farmland Honey products. If missed us at this year’s show, we highly recommend that you register for early bird tickets after January 31, 2018 for a discounted price. The Texas Restaurant Association is bringing the marketplace show back to San Antonio, TX for the first time in over 30 years on July 15-16, 2018 — just in time to help celebrate the city’s 300th anniversary. Join the TRA Marketplace on this historic occasion as the city of San Antonio comes to life as thousands of people will gather from across the globe to honor the city’s vibrant role on the world stage through art, education, history, culture, community and especially, cuisine! The early bird restaurateur tickets are priced at $45.00 and free to all TRA members. For more information and tickets, please visit there website here.