Student Case Study Competition

The NGA Foundation student case study competition brings students from across the country to the NGA Show where they present solutions to an issue currently impacting the independent grocery industry. The program allows them to interact with an independent grocer and ground their education with real-life experience. Participants move through three rounds of judging from food industry professionals and the winners and their schools receive a cash prize!


For Students

Student Case Study Competition

The NGA Foundation Student Case Study Competition strives to further the professional development of collegiate students pursuing degrees in food and retail programs and provides student teams the opportunity to creatively address a real-world issue currently impacting the industry. Student teams research and present their recommendations to industry judges at the NGA Show. Each year, an independent retailer is selected as the subject of the competition, providing a budget and relevant details to aid in students' presentation.

Case Study Library

Click below to view the winning presentations from previous Student Case Study Competitions.

Thank you to our previous Case Study Subjects

  • Woodmans
  • Karns Foods
  • Buehler's
  • Stepherson's SuperLo
  • Coborn's
  • Harps Food Stores
  • Davis Food & Drug
  • Wakefern