NGA Show - Building Bigger Baskets

2019 Building Bigger Baskets

Sponsored by:

Cultivating the Specialty Foods Shopper 

Education Partner: Specialty Food Association
Product assortment that relies more and more on specialty food has become a competitive edge for many retailers. We’ll review the latest trends in products and flavors and share strategies to increase sales in those categories.

  • Phil Kafarakis, President, Specialty Food Association
  • Kurt Rodhe, President, Rodhe's IGA Marketplace
  • Stephen Corradini, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer, Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lovers Market
  • Garry Anderson, Director of HBC/GM/Specialty Foods, Price Chopper Enterprises

Monday, February 25
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Room 26A

What's Next for Craft Beer?

Education Partner: Brewers Association
Craft beer sales have exploded in the past few years and consumers are eager to try new styles and flavors. We'll share the forecast for craft beer including the styles, flavors, tastes and ingredients that will drive growth for this category. A panel of local craft brewers and retailers will share their insights on ways retailers and brewers can work together to build excitement in beer aisle.

  • Paul Gatza, Director, Brewers Association
  • James Neumann, Vice President, ValuMarket
  • Dave Watson, General Manager, Stone Distributing
  • Matt Moberly, Vice President, Sales Marketing, Bell’s Brewery

Monday, February 25
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Room 26A

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.