Press Release - The NGA 2021 Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT!

July 8, 2021
NGA Show Contact: Laura Strange
(202) 938-2584
Sponsorship packages available for those who missed out on booth availability.

Shelton, CT – The NGA Show announced today the exhibit hall for the Fall 2021 event is sold out, and attendance is up with double-digit growth over last year. The event, taking place Sept. 19-21 at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will feature more than 245 exhibiting companies and sponsors across the full spectrum of product categories serving grocery retail. 

“The September event is shaping up to be one of our best events yet, as retailers and wholesalers are looking forward to gathering in person this year,” said Greg Ferrara, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association. “Even though the exhibit hall is sold out, sponsorship opportunities are still available for those vendors and suppliers who would like the opportunity to build relationships with our audience.” 

“The fact that we sold out our exhibit booth space in our first live event since the pandemic is a testament to our community’s desire to gather, network, learn and innovate,” said Courtney Muller, chief corporate development and strategy officer with Clarion Events North America. “The Exhibit Hall at The NGA Show is a true extension of the education program, offering access to discover and evaluate products and services all under one roof.”

Registration for attendees remains open at and features the gold standard education program that retailers have come to expect from The NGA Show and a sold-out exhibit hall, along with several networking opportunities and special events all designed to drive best practice sharing. Advance rates are in effect through Aug. 10, 2021.

A few select sponsorship opportunities are still available for this once-a-year opportunity to reach the independent grocery retail community. Those companies interested in further highlighting their presence at the show may contact Sales Director Ed Gallo for more details. Also, as booth allocation/availability may shift up to show opening, companies still interested in participating in this year’s show may be placed onto a waiting list, or reserve space for the 2022 NGA Show taking place Feb. 27-March 1 at the new Caesar’s Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas. 

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The NGA Show has been the place where independent grocers gather for more than 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

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 four Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and supercharging the already rapid growth. Clarion Events has offices in Trumbull, Conn.; Kennesaw, Ga.; Boca Raton, Fla.; Tacoma, Wash., and Fairlawn, N.J.

NGA is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale community 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 about 1.2 percent of the nation's overall economy and is responsible for generating more than $250 billion in sales, 1.1 million jobs, $39 billion in wages and $36 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers located in every congressional district across the country, as well as state grocers’ associations, manufacturers and service suppliers. For more information about NGA, visit​​​​