2014 NGA Show Concludes with Record Breaking Attendance
The National Grocers Association concluded its 2014 NGA Show with record attendance and a larger expo floor, which featured six partner pavilions. Over 3,100 independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, and other Show participants attended the conference, while close to 400 industry partners displayed their latest products and services on the EXPO floor.
"The independent grocery channel is a vital force, accounting for nearly one percent of the nation's gross domestic product," commented NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin. "Independent grocers continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of their customers, and the NGA Show was created as the place where independents gather to discuss innovative ideas they can then implement in their own stores. This year's strong turnout of independent grocers and wholesalers, and those who support this industry, speaks to the value attendees see in the NGA Show."
The 2015 NGA Show is planned for Las Vegas from February 8 - 11 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Session recordings from 2014 NGA Show are available for purchase through the NGA Live Learning Center. Click here
Selected presentations are available in pd format.
Independent Supermarkets -- It's Truly a Meat and Potatoes Business
Financial Benchmarks - How to be a Best in Class Retailer
Improving Store Conditions
Meeting the Needs of the Health & Wellness
Recruiting Tomorrows Leaders - Best Practices
Understanding and Exploiting Your Strengths
Word Of Mouth (Digital Resources)
Mining the Data in Fresh Foods
Merchandising Value in the Meat Case
Marketing to Low Income and SNAP Consumers
Tax Planning -- What to Expect in 2014 (Resource 1)
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Andrew Hadlock of Macey's Wins 2014 Best Bagger Award
Defeating 26 other competitors from across the nation, Andrew Hadlock, a bagger from Macey's grocery store in Sandy, Utah, claimed the title of National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Champion.
The contest, in its 28th year, with a new title sponsor, PepsiCo, and supporting sponsors Bunzl and Pan-Oston, was held February 11 during the 2014 NGA Show at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Contestants were judged by speed of bagging, proper bag-building technique, weight distribution in the bag, as well as style, attitude and appearance.
In addition to taking home "bagging rights" for the year, Andrew was awarded with the $10,000 grand prize, a coveted "Golden Grocery Bag" trophy, and the Pan-Oston "Best Bagger Golden Lane," a special checkout stand that will be installed in his store.
Left to Right: Dewayne Blair, Sarah Morris, Andrew Hadlock, Cassandra DeMoura, and Mackenzie Malicoat.
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