Former Chick-fil-A EVP to Keynote Closing General Session at The NGA Show

October 22, 2019

Trumbull, CT- The NGA Show today announced that former Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc., Steven A. Robinson, will provide closing remarks at the 2020 NGA Show, held February 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Robinson is an expert on what has made Chick-fil-A an incredible success. From 1981 to 2015, Robinson oversaw Chick-fil-A’s global marketing efforts, contributing to the company’s incredible growth. He is credited with identifying and rolling out the iconic “Eat Mor Chickin” campaign.

Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, Robinson was director of marketing for the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park and communications manager at Texas Instruments.

“NGA is thrilled to have Steven Robinson join us as the keynote speaker for the closing session at the 2020 NGA Show,” said Greg Ferrara, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association. “With his extensive experience in marketing, advertising, brand development, and hospitality strategies, I look forward to the valuable insight he will bring to our members who serve millions of customers everyday throughout the country.”

Robinson served on Chick-fil-A’s board of directors from 2016 to 2018 and several boards for organizations and ministries, including FamilyLife, Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Atlanta, Links Prayers International, Atlanta Hall Management & College Football Hall of Fame, and the National Football Foundation.

The closing keynote session will take place on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. PST

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The NGA Show has been the place where independent grocers gather for over 30 years, connecting supermarket retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers and service providers from around the world to share innovative solutions and best practices that support and strengthen the independent supermarket channel. The NGA Show is produced and managed by Clarion UX as part of the Food & Beverage Group in partnership with the National Grocers Association (NGA). For more information and to register, visit www.theNGAshow.com.

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. The independent grocery sector is accountable for close to one percent of the nation’s overall economy and is responsible for generating $131 billion in sales, 944,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $27 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers, state grocers’ associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers. For more information about NGA, visit www.nationalgrocers.org.

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