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Never Too Busy To Make Time For Boosting Store Operations

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Greg Ferrara

It’s no secret that being an independent community grocer is hard work. Grocers aren’t strangers to long days on the job, fulfilling their commitment to ensure customers are not just satisfied but surprised and delighted every time they visit.

As such, opportunities to spend time away from the store can be few and far between. Yet, it is essential for the ongoing success of one’s operation to strategically take some time away from business in order to work on the business. Events such as NGA’s summer fly-in, fall executive conference and winter show are designed for just this purpose.

For guidance and inspiration day to day, there may be no better opportunity than NGA’s Engage Series: Store Operations Summit, taking place July 24-26 in Kansas City, Missouri.

This summit is aimed at store leaders who are focused on operations and merchandising and have core responsibilities geared toward growing the bottom line for the business.

We want attendees to leave our Engage Series events equipped with tactics to address the challenges of a dynamic food retail landscape. 

This summer’s summit is the latest in our series of ops-focused educational events, which has garnered a great response from attendees who have embraced the opportunity to hear expert advice, learn best practices and share solutions for common challenges.

“It was immensely helpful to have a panel of experts from various fields. I gained many good ideas, but even better was making those connections with those people in the industry,” noted one past summit participant.

“I am blown away by the event over the last couple of days. I enjoyed everything and I got some great ideas,” said another attendee.

And how’s this for a boost: “This was the shot in the arm I needed and can’t wait to bring some of these ideas to our management team.”

The experience isn’t only educational, it’s interactive. In-store experiences, industry guest speakers and unbeatable networking make the Store Operations Summit the perfect event for professional development that benefits business.

Ops-focused store leaders looking to bump up their store operations quotient should make plans to attend. We know it can be tough to get away, but participants will return all that much more equipped to propel their businesses forward.

Hope to see you all in Kansas City. 

For more information or to register, visit web.cvent.com.

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About the author

Greg Ferrara

President and CEO of NGA

Greg Ferrara is the President and CEO of NGA. The National Grocers Association is the trade association representing the U.S. independent community supermarket industry. 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.

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