For over 30 years, The NGA Show has been the place where independents gather, connecting grocery 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. And we are excited to once again join forces with IGA to bring to you two of the best events in the industry for independent retailers. As you are reading this, we are well underway of providing an awesome experience for NGA Show and IGA Global Rally attendees.
Over the course of three days, The NGA Show will take attendees beyond the emerging trends affecting their business, providing the needed resources and tactics to remain competitive in the marketplace. The 2017 NGA Show will feature a number of new elements including more networking opportunities and seven educational tracks titled “Farm to Store,” “In the Aisles,” “People Development,” “Attracting Shoppers,” “Executing for Excellence,” “Payments and Profitability,” and “Connected Commerce.”
In addition to the more than 40 education workshop sessions tailored to the independent supermarket industry, the EXPO Floor will showcase over 325 exhibitors representing all categories in the supermarket industry. While on the EXPO floor, attendees will find a number of pavilions that will include a wide variety of products and services, including produce, meat, technology, ethnic and specialty food products, and craft beers.
Whether you own one store or operate a multi-store chain, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to being successful in the supermarket industry. Staying ahead of the curve in a variety of areas is vitally important.
The mood is upbeat, leaving us here at the NGA optimistic about what the future holds for the independent supermarket industry!