FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2023
NGA Show Contact: Jim Dudlicek
Lipari Contact: Michelle Berger
(586) 447-3500 ext.9619
LIPARI FOODS TO JOIN 2023 NGA SHOW LINEUP
Debut exhibitor to feature extensive product offerings, along with beverage and food tasting areas, allowing retailers to experience the Lipari brand in person; Lipari also bringing thought leadership on the adult beverage category through new education session
SHELTON, CT – THE NGA Show – February 26-28, 2023 in Las Vegas – is pleased to announce the addition of a top specialty food distributor, LIPARI FOODS, to the Show. Lipari Foods, based in Warren, Michigan, will be making its NGA Show debut with a 30-by-50-foot showcase, featuring exclusive as well as national brands.
“Our team has attended The NGA Show in the past as visitors with the goal to one day have our own space on the exhibit floor,” said Marissa Smoyer, director of events at Lipari Foods. “With the continued growth and expansion of our distribution footprint, we knew now was the time to truly be part of the action with our space and highlight what Lipari Foods is all about, and what we can offer to retailers.”
The Lipari Foods showcase will feature the following products and programs:
- Several exclusive products from its portfolio of more than 50 brands that includes Sabrina’s Bakery Products, JLM Tubs/Confections and Preserved Harvest Jar Goods
- An assortment of exclusive international brands including Sahtein, Shahia and Arehon
- Specialty beverages under the Sober Curious label, one of the fastest-growing trends in the beverage category today
In addition, all retailers are invited to attend a new session within the event’s Procurement Track, on Tuesday, February 28, at 12:00 p.m. in the Education Theater on the show floor, “Tapping the Adult Beverage Category: Product Innovations and Marketing Strategies.” The adult beverage category seems to be in a state of constant evolution thanks to the explosion of craft beers, renewed interest in bourbon and other liquors, and a new generation of sober-curious drinkers. Nick Lenzi, Lipari’s vice president of marketing, will review trends in beer, wine and liquor and share creative merchandising and marketing tactics.
View the Lipari Foods product profile for The NGA Show here. Lipari Foods joins nearly 300 exhibitors and sponsors showcasing products, services and technology to the grocery retailer community gathering in Las Vegas eager to uncover new products and forge new relationships with suppliers.
The event is sponsored by the National Grocers Association and produced by Clarion Events Inc. Registration is open at www.thengashow.com.
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Lipari Foods was founded in 1963 by Jim Lipari, who began his career delivering unique products from the back of his Buick station wagon. Today, Lipari Foods is a leading independent “perimeter of the store” distributor, delivering a wide range of quality bakery, dairy, deli, packaging, seafood, meat, grocery, foodservice, confectionery and convenience food and beverage products to 11,000+ customers across 28 states. For more information, visit www.liparifoods.com.
The NGA Show has been where independent grocers gather for more than 30 years, connecting supermarket retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers, and service providers worldwide 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 www.theNGAshow.com.
Clarion Events (US.ClarionEvents.com) operates over 180 events in 50 countries from 15 offices in the UK, the US, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The firm has recently developed an international portfolio of brands. It is interested in several global vertical industries, including energy, security, defense, hospitality, electronics, technology, fashion, retail, gaming, and marketing. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. us.clarionevents.com.
The National Grocers Association (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 in 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 www.nationalgrocers.org.