COLLABORATION & INNOVATION LOUNGE SCHEDULE

The Collaboration & Innovation Lounge is available to NGA member retailers, wholesalers and sponsoring suppliers and exhibitors. Whether it’s a planned or impromptu meeting amongst trading partners, an opportunity to catch-up with industry peers or simply check email and get some work done at the Show, this area provides an open venue to meet your needs.

*NEW*  This year NGA is partnering with the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) for this exciting initiative. Learn about, engage with and experience the latest technologies in real life like you have never seen before in the Collaboration & Innovation Lounge. Think artificial intelligence, robots, wine kiosks, augmented reality and more!

Introduction to Rosie
Sunday, February 11
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Rosie

Rosie is the leading provider of eCommerce, Digital Marketing, and Data Analytics to the US Grocery Industry.

Introduction to Daisy Intelligence
Sunday, February 11
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Daisy Intelligence

Promotional Product Selection                     Price Optimization                         Inventory Forecasting  

Introduction to Birdzi
Sunday, February 11
2:15 pm - 2:35 pm

Birdzi

Personal Touch Technology Enhancing Shopper Loyalty
Simplify, Enhance, Personalize the Shopping Experience

Introduction to ScriptSave
Sunday, February 11
2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

ScriptSave

A prescription to wellness
Where caring meets savings, with personalized offers just for you
 

Tech Talk With Birdzi
Monday, February 12
8:15 am - 8:45 am

Birdzi

Technology is evolving at a blinding pace and digital as a medium is racing to be the dominant channel through which people people receive information.  But 'digital' is splintered into myriad sub-channels like email, mobile, web, sms, in-store touch technology, beacons, social media and on and on.  How does one create a strategy that addresses communication across this splintered framework and measures the impact of these campaigns.

Come find out how Birdzi's platform has been leveraged by marketers at Coborns and County Market to address this and engage their shoppers effectively and achieve meaningful business objectives.  

Tech Talk With ScriptSave
Monday, February 12
9:15 am - 9:45 am

ScriptSave

Specifically designed for the grocery industry, Personalized Wellness is a visionary new product from ScriptSave, and the latest addition to the ScriptSave WellRx family of applications. Retail grocers literally feed our population and what we eat significantly impacts our health. ScriptSave applies leading-edge nutritional science against the nutritional attributes of the retailer’s product assortment. The result generates targeted offers and nutritional suggestions that are specific to each shopper’s individual health profile. Personalized Wellness drives enhanced shopper loyalty, retailer differentiation and healthier choices for your customers. Over the past 20+ years, ScriptSave has built a network of some 62,000 retail pharmacy partners, many of which are located in the nation’s leading grocery stores. Together with these partners, we have generated over $8 billion in prescription drug savings for consumers and now we’re broadening our focus on wellness with a product that pinpoints the grocery aisles.

Tech Talk With Daisy Intelligence
Tuesday, February 13
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Daisy Intelligence

With their successes recently covered in the Wall Street Journal, David Ganoung, Harp’s Vice-President of Marketing & Gary Saarenvirta, CEO of Daisy Intelligence discuss the revolution of AI-powered promotions & pricing--driving incremental sales, increasing basket sizes and protecting margins inside the increasingly competitive grocery marketplace. They’ll discuss Harp’s successful implementation of A.I. into their merchandising decision-making process and the impressive results. 

Six Strategies to Compete with National Chains
Tuesday, February 13
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Rosie

Digital disruption, new economic realities, and changing consumer preferences are contributing to a rapidly changing grocery landscape. These changes create an opportunity for independent grocers to succeed and thrive by leveraging their unique advantages over national retailers. Leading independents are responding to shifting consumer behavior and preferences by opening next-gen format stores, adjusting layouts to accommodate pickup and store-to-door delivery to serve eCommerce demand, and re-invigorating private label programs. By creating unique in-store experiences that encourage customers to linger such as restaurants, cafes, tasting areas, and cooking classes, these innovators are further differentiating their hyperlocal offering from big box stores. In this session, learn the techniques that leading retailers use to engage the customer, address operational challenges, leverage data to optimize assortment and inventory, and transform into the store of the future.

With over 40 specialized educational workshops led by retailers for retailers and more than 350 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.