Opening Reception

Sunday, February 11 
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

The Opening Reception offers NGA Show attendees the opportunity to get a jump start in growing their network. Join industry peers and trading partners in a festive atmosphere with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. The Opening Reception sets the tone for a spirited week of collaboration and connection. 


Student Case Study Competitions

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


WGA 5K Fun Run/Walk

Monday, February 12
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM

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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National Best Bagger Championship & Afterparty

Monday, February 12
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Bagging has been an important step for many supermarket employees who have pursued long and rewarding careers in the grocery industry. The National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship features retailers with infectious company pride and an enthusiastic commitment to customer service.

Cheer on your state's best bagger! Baggers from across the country will vie for the championship title and a $10,000 cash prize. 

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Participating in your state's Best Bagger contest? Use the hashtags, #BestBagger and #NGAShow18, to share with the world your best bagging skills. We hope to see you in Vegas!

Sponsored by:
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Creative Choice Awards

Tuesday, February 13
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Creative Choice Awards category winners feature a wide variety of marketing and merchandising campaigns spanning across retailer sizes and formats.  The competition honors and recognizes the best marketing and merchandising programs in the grocery industry.  Winners of the Creative Choice Awards Contest gain respect throughout the industry and receive national recognition at the NGA Show.  Submission deadline for the 2018 Creative Choice Awards is Monday, December, 11, 2017.  
For more information or to submit an entry, visit www.ngacreativechoice.com.  

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Closing Pool-Side Celebration

Tuesday, February 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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.