The NGA Show - Merchandising

2019 Merchandising

Specialty Foods

Education Partner: Specialty Food Association
What factors are driving specialty foods’ growth? This session will focus on categories poised to take off tomorrow and the innovations and trends propelling sales today.

Speakers:
  • Phil Kafarakis, President, Specialty Food Association

Tuesday, February 26
9:00 AM - 9:25 AM
Room 26B

Increase Your Sales With Seasonal and Holiday Merchandise

Education Partner: Halloween & Costume Association
Holiday accessories, decorations and customers may be a missed opportunity for retailers. Hear how you can increase purchases of seasonal and holiday items throughout the year.

Tuesday, February 26
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Room 26B

The Snack Category: What’s Hot, What’s New, and the Omnichannel

Education Partner: SNAC
It’s no secret that snacking has taken a larger stomach share and that today’s consumers want more from their snacks, including functional, better-for-you ingredients combined with the indulgent products they are used to. This has led to rapid innovation within the category. This session will examine consumer preferences, growth drivers within various snack categories, and explore what has become known as the retail omnichannel.

Speakers:

  • David Walsh, Vice President – Membership and Communications, SNAC International

Tuesday, February 26
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Room 26B

Growing Produce in the Store

Retailers are capitalizing on consumers’ desires for fresh and local by growing commodities such as tomatoes, spices and herbs either in the store or on the roof. Hear what it takes to execute successfully and the potential impact on store sales.

Tuesday, February 26
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Room 26B

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.