2024 NGA Show to deliver insights for every interest

Greg Ferrara, President and CEO, National Grocers Association.

By Greg Ferrara, President and CEO, National Grocers Association.
The 2024 NGA Show promises an extensive education program, expert speakers, and a packed expo hall with exhibits designed for every audience, including a growing World of Latino Cuisine pavilion.

The show, hosted by NGA and Clarion Events, will take place March 10-12, 2024, at Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas.

This year’s World of Latino Cuisine offers 50% more exhibiting companies than were featured in 2023. The pavilion was close to a sellout at press time, with 15 companies committed to sharing their goods and services.

That list includes api(+), Big Fish International, Caribbean Food Delights, Carnes Ribe U.S. Inc., Chef Merito, Cielo Fresh Foods, Family Food Distributors/Family Food Specialty Food Distributors, La Preferida, Lisy Orale Spices, Los Pericos Food Products, Mega Foods, RP Foods Inc., Thai Global Beverages and Tucocina.

Meanwhile, the NGA Show education lineup, combined with content offered by the co-located IGA Rally and Indoor Ag-Con, make for a formidable agenda. New to that agenda this year is a gathering of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) grocery entrepreneurs who’ll share their insights on how to leverage cultural diversity as a competitive advantage.

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The Technology Summit is back to illustrate how tech can streamline retail operations and take friction out of the customer experience.

FMS Solutions returns with its Financial Symposium, looking at the impact of supply shortages, diminished labor force, margin tightening, and inflation.

Todd Hale, a shopper insights consultant whose decades of experience include 30 years at Nielsen, will deliver “U.S. Retail Hot Buttons: Driving Change and Growth in Retail.”

Operations sessions will focus on strategic succession planning, traceability regulations, reducing theft, training for retention, and strategies for competing effectively with quick-serve restaurants.

Omnichannel marketing sessions will delve into retail media networks, marketing strategies, leveraging TikTok and Instagram, digital promotions, and harnessing the power of AI.

The merchandising track will explore international food sales, the fundamentals of driving units and value, electronic shelf labels, store brands, and leveraging sustainability.   

Fresh foods sessions will focus on prepared foods, specialty deli, meat, and produce.

People development topics include trends in health insurance and retirement funds, as well as the impact of AI on talent management.

Find more information about the 2024 NGA Show and register at https://www.thengashow.com/