NGA Show Releases Full Program for 2020 Event

Wednesday January 8, 2020
NGA Show Contact: Laura Strange
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NGA Show Releases Full Program for 2020 Event
Today, The NGA Show, the premier tradeshow for the independent supermarket industry, released its full program for the 2020 NGA Show that includes more than 60 educational sessions and more than 100 speakers covering issues facing the food retail industry. The 2020 NGA Show will take place from February 23- 26 at the San Diego Convention Center.

The conference will feature 11 workshop tracks offering an in-depth look into topics such as Omnichannel Marketing, Compliance, Future Stores, Focus on Fresh, Foodservice, Operating for Excellence, Strategies for Competing, E-Commerce, Center Store, People Development, and Tech Trends.

The 2020 NGA Show kicks off on Sunday with a presentation from the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) titled Independent Retail: What it takes to Thrive in the Age of ‘i’ that covers the top technology trends impacting retail in the future and how grocers can adapt these changes, positioning themselves for success. The day comes to an exciting conclusion with the opening keynote by Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer prize winner.

On Monday, NGA president and CEO, Greg Ferrara, will join up and coming industry leaders that will share their thoughts on how grocers can successfully adapt to a changing workforce, shifting shopper demographics, and the changing role of physical stores during a Super Breakfast Session titled Future Industry Leaders – Expectations, Insights, and Plans.

On Tuesday morning, outstanding marketing and merchandising will be recognized during the Creative Choice Awards sponsored by Kellogg’s and Unilever. Attendees will then hear from former SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Chick-fil-A, Steven Robinson on how the company established their legendary culture at the new Tuesday Closing Session.

“The 2020 NGA Show provides attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt and thrive in an industry that is always changing,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA president and CEO. “From expert guidance on how to sell CBD in stores, to leveraging the power of plant-based foods to retention strategies, attendees will leave the Show with a perspective that captures the current issues and future trends that are vital to the success of grocers and wholesalers.”

The NGA Show has been the place where independent grocers gather for over 30 years, connecting supermarket retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers and service providers from around the world to share innovative solutions and best practices that support and strengthen the independent supermarket channel. The NGA Show is produced and managed by Clarion Events as part of the Food & Beverage Group in partnership with the National Grocers Association (NGA). For more information and to register, visit

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. The independent grocery sector is accountable for close to one percent of the nation’s overall economy and is responsible for generating $131 billion in sales, 944,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $27 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers, state grocers’ associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers. For more information about NGA, visit

Clarion Events ( produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events.  Clarion Events, which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the U.S. with aggressive growth through both acquisition and launch.  Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super-charging the already rapid growth.  Clarion UX has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, Tulsa, OK and Fairlawn, NJ.