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Student Case Study Competition

The NGA Foundation is committed to supporting both students focused on a future in the grocery industry and the network of universities that comprise our University Coalition. 

Please reach out to Maggie White at with questions of for additional information on the below programs. 

For Students


The Student Case Competition provides students teams with the opportunity to creatively address a real-world issue currently impacting the industry. The competition is held annually at The NGA Show, and awards up to $4,000 for winning teams of four students who successfully address the year's case study question. 

Case study topic examples:

For Faculty

The Food Industry University Coalition (FIUC) was established in 2004 in order to advance a collaborative agenda of industry-focused academics and research. The mission of the 16 members is to leverage the combined wealth of its members’ intellectual capital, strategic perspective and third party status to provide thought leadership for the food industry in dealing with challenging issues.

Membership in the FIUC is limited to programs of accredited academic institutions conducting research on topics related to the food/retail industry on an ongoing basis. Please contact Frank Gambino, Director, Food Marketing Program, Western Michigan University for more information.

FIUC Membership Roster: 

  • University of Alabama 
  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Cal Poly State University
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Cornell University
  • Findlay University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois
  • Illinois State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Portland State University
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
  • University of Southern California
  • Western Michigan University

Are you a faculty member interested in bringing your students to The NGA Show? Send an inquiry to for additional information. 

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