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Store Ops Summit Helps Grocers Sharpen Their Focus On Fresh

NGA Store Ops Summit

The fresh perimeter is the epicenter of growth and excitement in the grocery store. For most supermarkets, it’s the front door of the shopping experience – it’s where retailers make their first impression, offering a feast for the senses, from fruits and vegetables to bakery and deli to meat and seafood. And it accounts for about half of all retail grocery sales.

That’s why it’s important for grocers to continually up their game when it comes to fresh, and it’s why fresh is the target of NGA’s newest event designed to help you grow your business.

The NGA Store Operations Summit: Focus on Fresh will take place June 17-19 at the Marriott Warehouse Arts District in New Orleans.

Building on the momentum of the 2024 NGA Show, which set new records for attendance and exhibitors while delivering broad expert-driven education and guidance, NGA’s fresh summit brings a laser focus to a category that is crucial to consumer loyalty.

This latest installment of NGA’s store-ops series is designed to deliver actionable insights that will help you achieve your business growth goals. As a participant of one of our previous summit events remarked, “This was the shot in the arm I needed and can’t wait to bring some of these ideas to our management team.”

This summit is specifically designed for grocery leaders who are focused on store operations and merchandising and who have core responsibilities aimed at growing their business’ bottom line through fresh produce, dairy, deli, bakery, meat and foodservice. You will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into the products you sell, as well as marketing, merchandising and other key areas of interest, plus plenty of networking time with peers and experts.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry-leading guest speakers, explore cutting-edge solutions and innovation in fresh, and see the best of New Orleans independent grocers through store tours.

Scheduled sessions will focus on the state of fresh categories, using technology to drive efficiency and reduce shrink, reaching multicultural consumers in the meat department, building in-store QSR loyalty with consumers, ideas for adding value to deli and meat sales, and leveraging delivery partnerships for foodservice sales.

If your title includes owner, store director/manager, director of operations, regional director or director, manager or leader of merchandising, marketing, procurement, produce, meat, deli and bakery, this summit is for you.

So, join your peers from across the industry for this exclusive, experiential event tailored for company decision-makers, along with supplier and vendor partners, to dive into the future of fresh.

Find more information about the Store Operations Summit at https://www.nationalgrocers.org/store-operations-summit/.

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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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