Attendance to the New England Convenience Store Association (NECSA) 2015 Trade Show, March 18 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, is free for any retailer, and the retailer does not need to be a NECSA member.
Lisa Lawinger Brown, director of programs and events for NECSA, says all retail store operators are welcome to attend.
“This one-day show brings you the best national vendors and suppliers who value their New England territories and want you to find the best deals on the best products and services to bring your store or stores to the next level in the c-store industry,” she said.
There will be a free educational seminar at 9 a.m Wednesday. Fran Duskiewicz, recently retired president from Nice N’ Easy stores, will discuss food service and trends for c-stores with an expert panel comprised of Adam Kramer, director of food service at J Polep Distribution; Richard Hunt, director of food service at Pine State Trading Co.; Jeff Perkins of Perkins Consulting; and Michael Piscione, director of food service at Garber Bros.
The theme of the 2015 Trade Show is “Pot of Gold!” Other show highlights include free sample bags to fill with show product; show deals and new member discounts; a new product showcase; a retail raffle; cash prizes, giveaways and treasure hunt prizes. Show hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.