4 Grocer Trade Shows You Should Attend

From large, national events to regional warehouse shows, the opportunity for grocery retailers to network and expand their knowledge on new and upcoming tools and products for their operations is vast.  Nothing beats tasting a new food product firsthand before you stock your shelves.  New packaging and display trends are always best seen visually in person.  And, well, technology is no different.  TRUNO is headed back on the road in 2023 to showcase how technologies, such as TruCommerce systems integration software, self-service solutions, and electronic shelf labels are impacting customer experience and improving operations for retailers of all sizes. 

We also understand that traveling all year to shows isn't feasible.  You've got groceries to sell.  That's why we've put together our list of the Top 4 Grocery Shows to Attend in 2023. 

NRF Big Show 

The National Retail Foundation is the world’s largest retail conference, held in New York City. With over 36,000 industry professionals, the opportunity to expand retail knowledge and learn about increasing trends is customary. Along with the ability to connect with retailers and vendors, the NRF has vetted over 50 speakers from across the country to transform your perspective on retail. TRUNO recommends attending the “Startup Zone,” a place where the industry's best startups showcase their latest technologies in a hands-on, comfortable environment. 

January 14-17, 2023, New York City, New York 

The NGA Show 

The National Grocers Association holds an annual expo, taking place February 26th-28th in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2023. Its primary purpose is to bring together independent wholesalers and retailers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers, and service providers. The NGA show has an astounding 1:1 retailer/wholesaler to exhibitor ratio, allowing you to establish valuable relationships with like-minded professionals. Additionally, with over 40 specialty educational sessions and workshops, attendees can choose topics pertinent to their interests. Will you be in Las Vegas for NGA this year? 

February 26-28, 2023, Las Vegas, Nevada 

AWG Innovation Showcase 

The Showcase is an opportunity for the over 3,800 AWG retail members to explore innovative and game-changing products, services, and solutions to enhance the customer experience in their grocery operations. AWG brings together key vendor partners to showcase new concepts and latest trends to transform your business. Training and educational opportunities will also be available in the show's learning lounge.  

March 20-22, 2023, Overland Park, KS 


The three-day TRUNO Conference is tailored specifically for the TRUNO customer. At TRUNOCon, it is the combined efforts of the TRUNO team and our premier sponsors that make the event so uniquely valuable to retailers. Hosted at the Omni in Frisco, Texas, just north of Dallas, this three-day event is the place to be.  Retailers come to gather, network, and learn with the TRUNO team and our valued partners. 

April 3-5, 2023, Frisco, Texas 

Regional Association and Warehouse Shows 

TRUNO hits the road and attends over 35 regional association and warehouse shows annually. From the Tennessee Grocers Show to UNFI’s many shows across the nation; Grocery retail is deeply rooted in communities across the country, and there is no better way to plug into your network than with a show designed just for your region.  Innovative technology creates the opportunity to develop a unique customer experience that feels local and personal.  It's this brick and mortar, customer service advantage that independent retailers must focus on advancing to remain competitive in an ever-changing industry.   

We look forward to seeing you around in 2023! 



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