“We are thrilled to welcome two prominent political strategists who will share their insight on how the results from the 2018 midterm elections will impact the political environment and hot-topic issues that could influence the economy and independent grocers. On behalf of NGA, I’d like to thank The Kraft Heinz Company for their continued sponsorship of the NGA Show opening keynote” said Peter Larkin, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association. “We look forward to a strong turnout of independent grocers and wholesalers as the industry continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of their customers and communities,” Larkin concluded.
The NGA Show, will be held February 24-27, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, and will feature over 40 educational workshops and sessions, more than 350 companies on the EXPO Floor, and seven Pavilion Partners, which include the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology, Coffee Fest Marketplace, Halloween Industry Association, North American Meat Institute, Produce Marketing Association, Specialty Food Association, and The World of Latino Cuisine. Other highlights of The NGA Show will include 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 (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, visitwww.nationalgrocers.org.
Clarion UX (www.clarionux.com) produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events. Clarion UX, which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the U.S. with aggressive growth through both acquisition and launch. Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super-charging the already rapid growth. Clarion UX has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ. www.clarionux.com
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