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About NGA

About The NGA Show

The NGA Show is the only show created exclusively for the independent grocer, and is presented by the National Grocers Association – it is the must-attend event for those who need to stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices. 
 
Over the course of three days, The NGA Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service provides for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate.  The National Grocers Association is the only industry association devoted exclusively to the needs of independent grocers.  Given today’s ever-changing marketplace and evolving advancements in innovation occurring in the food retail industry, The NGA Show is a must-attend event. 

 
  • It’s the only event designed for the grocer, by the grocer, where over 3,500 of your industry colleagues will gather in one place to learn, engage, network and innovate. 
  • Over 60 educational workshops and sessions providing valuable insights on industry trends, emerging issues and best practices you can apply immediately. 
  • More than 100 speakers, featuring independent retailers and wholesalers, sharing best practices to help you increase your bottom line. 
  • Over 400 exhibitors on the Expo Floor, showcasing innovative technologies and solutions to meet your every need and boost value for your business. 
 
Who Should Attend? 
  • Buyers, merchandisers, department heads and category managers – meat, produce, GM, HBC, grocery, fresh and frozen
  • Chief operations, technology, finance, marketing and HR executives
  • CEOs and owners/operators
  • Store managers

BRING YOUR ENTIRE TEAM to the NGA Show and take home ideas that will drive profitable growth for your company!
 

About The NGA

For nearly 40 years, the National Grocers Association (NGA) has represented independent supermarket operators in every congressional district across the country, and the wholesalers that service them. Also represented are affiliated associations, manufacturers, and service suppliers as well as other entrepreneurial companies that support NGA’s Mission and Philosophy. Today, the National Grocers Association remains the only trade association exclusively focused on representing the independent sector of the food industry.
 
For more information, visit NationalGrocers.org

Updated COVID – Customer FAQ

The Impact of Face-to-Face Events
Our focus as tradeshow and enthusiast event organizer is to build strong, long-lasting partnerships with industry stakeholders with the understanding that together we create a successful, productive marketplace.  Now more than ever, our focus turns to our customers as we have an obligation to lead the way for our industry to get back to business and provide you with a safe and productive environment to do business. 

Additionally, the events business has a direct impact on economies and job creation. The events business brings revenue to local economies as Attendees spend money traveling to the location, filling hotel rooms, utilizing local transportation options (taxis, ride sharing, car services, public transportation), and filling local establishments like restaurants and bars.
 
What if the live event cannot take place
While we believe in the power of face-to-face events and what they deliver; our focus is on what our customers need now and in the future and how we can deliver the experience to best meet those needs. Our teams are talking with our customers and working on a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of each market we serve including – virtual experiences, webinars, matchmaking of buyers and seller and industry roundtables, virtual product demonstrations, hosted buyer niche events and more. 
 
Addressing health and safety
Our team is following the government guidelines issued by the CDC and state and local officials with regards to the ongoing situation of the coronavirus/COVID-19.  Ensuring the safety of all exhibitors, attendees and staff at our events is our top priority.
We understand that ensuring exhibitors and attendees feel safe returning to events will be a critical first step in delivering an exceptional experience for you. We are working with  SISO and AEO, two leading event organizer associations to further create new high standards in safety in events.
We are working as a collective industry to enable events and trade shows to open safely by following essential safety guidelines that adhere to the best medically backed scientific practices for the safety and well-being of attendees, once stay at home orders are lifted. Additionally we are working with our travel partners, venues, hotels and the Convention & Visitors Bureaus in the cities our events operate in to protect your health and provide you with a safe and productive environment for you to conduct business. 
Our precautionary measures begin in our event planning stage and continue through your arrival at the event and a post-event review to protect all of our customers with the support of our partners and contractors including:
I. Ensure personnel and personal safety
II. Enablement of physical distancing
III. Increase health and safety measures
IV. Implement crowd control
V. Communication of policies and changes 

We want to help you get back to business through the support of live events while still ensuring you can fully enjoy the face-to-face experience that allows you to feel safe and have a peace of mind.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at thefoodshows@clarioneents.com