NGA Show Set for San Diego

The NGA trade show and conference draws independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service providers.

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is hosting the 35th annual NGA Show next month in San Diego.

This marks the first time the event takes place in San Diego, which is one of the nation’s most vibrant urban cities. The convention center is at the heart of all the action. This annual trade show and conference brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service providers for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate. The trade show and conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, the region’s premier gathering place, from Feb. 24-27.

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“We look forward to welcoming independent retailers and wholesalers to Southern California, which boasts $44 billion in annual grocery sales, making it the largest U.S. grocery market by far,” said Courtney Muller, show director of The NGA Show and chief corporate development & strategy officer of Clarion UX. “Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with over 400 exhibiting companies, occupying a total of 57,000 square feet, and see the latest developments in the grocery industry with access to seven pavilions with a specific focus on meat, produce, coffee, technology, seasonal merchandise and ethnic and specialty foods.”

During The NGA Show 2019, attendees will see thousands of new products, attend over 60 educational sessions, participate in several exciting special events and hear from world-renowned speakers. The education program will focus on the big-picture trends impacting independent retailers including competition from niche retail formats; the growth of online shopping; embracing prepared foods; the impact of technology and big data and store checkout strategies.

The event will also feature several special events, including a keynote presentation by renowned political strategist, Donna Brazile and former White House Press Secretary, Dana Perino; seven specialty pavilions in the exhibit hall with a specific focus on meat, produce, specialty foods, coffee, technology, seasonal merchandise and ethnic cuisine; The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) special three-and-a-half-hour iRetail event; the National Best Bagger Championship; the NGA Creative Choice Awards; the NGA Student Case Study Competition and much more.

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 Portfolio in partnership with the National Grocers Association.