The NGA Show, the premier tradeshow of the independent supermarket industry, on Sept. 20 completed a successful Day Two and opening of its exhibit hall at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
“We were excited to open the doors to a sold-out exhibit hall at this year’s event,” said Greg Ferrara, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association. “This product showcase is the premier gathering of vendors devoted to the community of independent retailers and wholesalers, providing the community with access to the latest products and services trending in the industry, allowing them to stay competitive and grow their bottom line.”
The exhibit area included more than 275 exhibitors and sponsors, products covering the entire spectrum from store design to grocery checkout, and everything in between. In addition, specialty pavilions made navigating the show easy and efficient.
“We are in awe of this show! We had never expected this to be so great – from show traffic to word of mouth sending buyers our way – we’ve been having conversations and meeting new people all day,” said exhibitor Pamela Ruiz of Columbia’s Best.
Pavilions at this year’s event included:
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Pavilion features the most innovative and advanced companies in the meat industry showcasing their products and solutions.
The World of Latino Cuisine Pavilion offers attendees access to frozen foods, groceries, organic products, dairy, beverages and non-food products from the Caribbean and many Latin American countries.
The Technology Pavilion provides retailers the opportunity to source technology solutions that can generate more revenue for their stores.
Equipment, Design & Safety Pavilion provides retailers the opportunity to source products and services from the current and emerging foodservice brands to ensure their foodservice operation is successful. In addition, this area is a showcase for technology and companies that have assisted retail operations adapt to the new COVID landscape.
Beyond the product and service innovations, the NGA Exhibit Hall is also home to the Thought Leadership Theater, providing even more opportunity for learning takeaways for retailers and wholesalers through offerings of show education sessions taking place right on the show floor.
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 theNGAshow.com.
Clarion Events (US.ClarionEvents.com) 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, Connecticut; Kennesaw, Georgia; Boca Raton, Florida; Tacoma, Washington, and Fairlawn, New Jersey.
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 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, state grocers associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers. For more information about NGA, visit nationalgrocers.org.