Catering to Convenience

Catering to the Right Crowd – Shoppers and Local Businesses

By supplying local businesses and groups, many retailers have moved beyond deli and cheese trays to expand their catering business.  Hear how other independents have reached out to other organizations to find a new revenue source and what products and services have been most successful.  Take away ideas to grow your catering business to both existing shoppers and local businesses.

Dairy, Deli and Foodservice Sales and Merchandising Best Practices

Education Partner: International Dairy Deli Bakery Association
Shoppers vote with their feet and they have made it clear that high quality fresh foods and perishables departments are important to them. Learnings from IDDBA’s What’s In Store and Superconsumer research confirms this trend.  IDDBA’s research also helps identify what retailers can do to capture grocerant sales, providing specific merchandising concepts.  Discover training and professional development resources available to independent grocers to help improve merchandising in fresh foods departments. 

How to Assemble a Winning Meal Kits Program

Many grocers are using meal kit programs as an effective way to compete with e-commerce retailers.  Unfortunately, other companies such as Albertsons and Blue Apron, have jumped into the arena as well and are giving shoppers a reason to skip a trip to grocery store.  Independents are fighting back with their own meal kit programs. Whether using a turn key solution or an in-house program, cooperation across all departments and a commitment to operational excellence will be required. Find out what’s involved and how you can jump into the meal kit business to build excitement and sales and generate a positive ROI.  

Foodservice Excellence at Retail:  Winning Collaboration Models for the Perimeter  

Education Partner:  International Foodservice Distributors Association
The supermarket and convenience retail channels represent two of the fastest growing segments in foodservice distribution.  To achieve foodservice excellence, enhanced collaboration models require specialized expertise to effectively serve shoppers and diners alike.  This session provide informative insights from foodservice distributors and retailers on how partner to foodservice program excellence.  

Enhancing the Customer Experience with Fresh – And Safe – Prepared Foods

Education Partner:  Food Marketing Institute
From a panel of food safety professionals, learn how to protect your business and your brand, and comply with local, state and federal food regulations, including FSMA.  Discover how shoppers respond to food safety programs and how consumer confidence in your prepared foods can positively impact sales. 

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.