The recently-concluded five-day 2022 Hybrid National Food Fair was a huge success, generating a total of Php65.49-million in revenues for the 252 participating exhibitors. Of this amount, Php43.42-million were cash or retail sales, Php10.5-million were booked orders, and another Php11.57-million are under negotiation. The event was able to attract 25,455 visitors to the physical fair.
The top performers for the event were:
|1. Bahaghari Global Food, Inc.||Snack food||4B|
|2. Joyful Garden Farm Organic Farmers’ Association, Inc.||Fresh and processed fruits and vegetables||3|
|3. Penn’s Gourmet, Inc.||Fresh & processed marine products||8|
|4. Edelyn’s Homemade Nuts||Snack food||3|
|5. Magallaya Mt. Specialty Coffee||Philippine coffee||CAR|
|6. Lola Puring’s Food Products||Snack food||3|
|7. Binuhat Arts & Crafts Trading||Packaging and labeling||CARAGA|
|8. Khan’s Food Products||Beverages||CARAGA|
|9. Sally’s Authentic Bicol Express||Cooked food||NCR|
|10. Ayana’s Siling Kinamayo||Condiments||11|
Billed as the biggest domestic trade event since the onset of the pandemic, the 2022 Hybrid National Food Fair brought together MSMEs from the country’s 17 regions to showcase their wares for Metro Manila consumers and also provided B2B business matching opportunities for institutional buyers. For this year’s event, 76 new MSME exhibitors were able to comply with the requirements which qualified them to participate in the fair.
Recognizing the growing importance of e-commerce, at least 70 MSMEs also sold their products through permanent online stores on the Lazada e-commerce platform’s simultaneous virtual event, accessed through http://tinyurl.com/nationalfoodfaironlazada.
A digital catalog, SISIDLAN, served as a business matching tool by showcasing more than 270 food entrepreneurs and their products in full color with direct access to their digital stores, social media links, and contact information. Through SISIDLAN, buyers and consumers can directly contact all participating HNFF exhibitors for negotiations and order bookings. It is available for download on this link: https://bit.ly/SISIDLAN.