Article Courtesy of Greg Ferrara, President and CEO, National Grocers Association.
NGA looks forward to welcoming the nation’s Hispanic grocery operators to the 2023 NGA Show, the largest gathering of independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, manufacturers, and suppliers.
Running Feb. 26-28, 2023, at the Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas, the show features more than 40 sessions and workshops designed to deliver the latest trends and best practices in the retail food industry and equip you with strategies to increase profits and drive the bottom line.
Sessions will explore consumer, financial, and market trends, with breakouts focusing on topics including creative recruiting, data-driven marketing, e-commerce, the next generation of fresh, indoor vertical farming (crossover with the co-located Indoor Ag-Con), sustainability, inclusivity, health and wellness, systems integration and leadership development.
Additionally, the show’s expo floor offers more than 300 exhibits representing a diverse range of product categories to keep you and your teams updated on innovations, solutions, and new products to drive customer satisfaction, deliver value and prosper in a dynamic post-pandemic marketplace.
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The show’s opening keynote kicks off on Sunday afternoon with a message of dedication and commitment from world-class blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, whose life story is a stunning example of perseverance, commitment to one’s goals, and a passion for life.
Additionally, The NGA Show will honor the winners of NGA’s annual Creative Choice marketing and merchandising awards and crown this year’s winner of the Best Bagger Championship. And there will be plenty of time to learn, network, and socialize with your industry colleagues.
Grocers are operating in challenging times, continuing to feel inflation pressures while facing tight margins and product inventories that are still impacted to varying degrees by supply chain pressures. Market conditions exacerbate the uneven playing field that persists alongside large chain retailers who use their size and scale to exert pressure on suppliers to obtain products at prices and in quantities unavailable to smaller grocers. Labor continues to be a challenge amid the “great resignation.”
NGA is committed to advocating for all independent community retailers and looks forward to working in the year ahead with the nation’s policymakers on leveling the playing field, credit card processing reform, and expansion of SNAP and nutrition incentive programs vital to so many of the people that grocers serve.
For more information and to register for The NGA Show, visit www.theNGAshow.com.