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 first hand 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 2020 to showcase how technologies, such as TruCommerce systems integration software and self-service solutions, 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.

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 industries best startups showcase their latest technologies in a hands-on, comfortable environment.

January 12-14th, 2020 | New York City

The NGA Show

The National Grocers Association holds an annual expo, taking place February 23rd-26th in San Diego, California in 2020. 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 workshops, attendees can choose topics pertinent to their interests. Will you be in San Diego for NGA this year?

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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 23-25, 2020 | Overland Park, KS

Toshiba LEAD

Toshiba LEAD – Learn, Engage, Act, Deliver. This award-winning show is designed to engage and inspire attendees about emerging trends and topics in the industry, as well as increase your knowledge about current and upcoming Toshiba products. Connecting a community of retailers, partners and industry experts, Toshiba LEAD provides an enhanced learning opportunity for individuals that have a passion for the retail industry. Make sure to tailor your experience by signing up for breakout sessions relative to your business’ interests!

Regional Association and Warehouse Shows

TRUNO hits the road and attends over 35 regional association and warehouse shows annually.  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 2020! 

 

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