Building Bigger Baskets

Front-end Merchandising – Driving Shopper Satisfaction and Productivity through Choice

Education Partner:  The National Confectioners Association
Front-end sales can be a significant source of revenue when optimized for shopper need state, convenience and choice. The most effective merchandising decisions address both sales goals and shopper satisfaction — particularly considering today’s growing consumer focus on wellness. Learn more about the role of confections and the importance of providing shoppers with choice at checkout. Discover how retailers can thoughtfully and constructively respond to growing consumer wellness trends with an approach to front-end merchandising that provides choices for shoppers, boosts sales and demonstrates responsible marketing practices. 

Capitalizing on the Snacking Trend

Education Partner:  SNAC International
Once upon a time, snacks were an indulgence or unplanned treat not part of a shopper’s daily meal plan.  Today, snacks are often considered a meal to themselves and consumers are looking for healthier options.  Discover just how important snacking has become to your shoppers and what types of products are most in demand.  Hear the latest in snacking trends and preferences so you can maximize sales of this important category. 

Selling Specialty – A Grocery Buyer Panel

Education Partner: Specialty Food Association
Join Specialty Food Association President Phil Kafarakis and a high-level panel of grocery buyers for a lively discussion on the state of specialty food. Hear how your industry-leading peers are responding to the changing specialty food landscape, look at what’s driving sales in stores, discuss what consumers are looking for, and examine what it will take to sell specialty foods in the future.

Competing With E-Comm Retailers – Enhancing the In-Store Experience

Today's consumers are increasingly turning to online shopping for grocery purchases.  Hear the latest trends in e-commerce and discover how your organization can use a great in-store experience to compete with omnichannel retailers.  Take home 5 strategies to entice customers to shop the physical store.  Consumers want both the e-commerce and in-store shopping experience -- don't miss this opportunity to hear how to meet their needs for all occasions.

Special Events – Sure Fire Traffic Builders

Fun and exciting special events set independents apart from other retailers in their market. Events are a great way to generate enthusiasm among shoppers and increase traffic in the store.  Hear about creative events held by grocers and what made them successful.  Take home ideas to try in your stores and best practices for marketing events for maximum impact.

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.