TPE, the tradeshow that brings together the buying power of thousands of independent retailers, local distributors, brands, and manufacturers, is pleased to announce an exciting change this year. In addition to the hundreds of tobacco, alternative, and tobacco-related exhibitors, TPE23 is expanding its show floor and focus to include new exhibitors that fulfill the independent retailer’s multi-category inventory needs. As such, TPE23 will be officially changing its name from Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) to Total Product Expo (TPE).
TPE has long-been a buying destination for the independent convenience retailer, offering easy access to hundreds of thousands of products at one show. Transitioning to the Total Product Expo is a natural progression for the show, offering its attendees even more convenience in one place, with new categories including snacks, beverages, Point of Sale items, general merchandise, gifts, and more. TPE has been ranked as one of the fastest growing shows in the United States by Trade Show Executive magazine, and has continually outperformed other consumer goods and retail tradeshows since 2017, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).
“We are really pleased with the increasing success of TPE, and are excited about the potential of our evolution to the Total Product Expo in 2023,” says Jason Carignan, President of Tobacco Media Group (TMG), the host company for TPE. “Every year we seek feedback from the show, and have consistently heard attendees ask for category expansion so more business can get done in one shot. This year we are answering the call, giving our customers an array of new exhibitors with products that their customers want and need. TPE23. We think the name has a nice ring to it.”