The NGA Show 2019
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NGA Best Bagger
2018 Opening Session

Best Bagger Competition

Cheer on your state's best bagger as competitors vie for the "2019 Best Bagger" title and a $10,000 cash prize.

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Opening Keynote Speaker

Keynote addresses showcase global thought leaders, offering insights into the political landscape and emerging issues changing our industry and our lives.

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Creative Choice Awards

Submit your store's most successful marketing campaigns and merchandising events for a NGA Creative Choice Award, and watch live to see who is crowned the best of the best!

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Student Case Study Competition

The Student Case Competition provides students teams with the opportunity to creatively address a real-world issue currently impacting the industry

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Chairman's Closing Celebration

Get the ultimate San Diego experience under one roof. Join the NGA Chairman of the Board to mix and mingle with your industry peers and leaders at the closing celebration.

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WGA 5K Fun Run/Walk

A non-competitive, friendly walk/run, runner and walkers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to participate! The majority of proceeds benefit the Women Grocers of America, which funds scholarships for students pursuing careers in the independent supermarket industry. 

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Each year, The NGA Show 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. 

NGA is the only industry association devoted exclu­sively to the needs of independent grocers. Given today’s ever-changing marketplace and evolving advancements in innovation occurring in the food retail industry, The NGA Show is a must-attend event.  


Over the course of three days, attendees have the opportunity to:

  • Take part in over 60 education workshops, to bring home ideas that are guaranteed to drive profitable growth to your company
  • Visit an EXPO floor designed to optimize business relationships between retailers and manufacturers and service suppliers, which features innovative and game-changing products and solutions
  • Network with peers and industry leaders


Very positive. I took greater advantage of networking opportunities than in past shows, and walked away with some valuable peer contacts in my field (marketing and advertising).
-Brandon Jones
Houchens Industries
My experience was overwhelming - from the great workshops to the exciting event of the bagging competition. Being new to the grocery industry and leading the marketing of a 5 store group, the ideas on working with social media, grocery online shopping and delivery and working with the variety of shoppers and their perception of the best shopping experience was eye-opening. 
- Libby Berndt
Reynolds Market
Every year, we find the NGA EXPO to be a valuable opportunity for networking with existing and potential customers, and each year seems to be busier than the last, with more traffic in our booth.
- Jan Sokol
Got Systems


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With over 60 specialized educational workshops led by retailers for retailers and more than 400 companies on our EXPO floor showcasing innovative and game-changing products and solutions, The NGA Show provides countless opportunities to learn from your peers and other industry thought leaders. Bring your whole team to The NGA Show and bring home ideas that will drive profitable growth for your company.