2015 NGA Show Recap – A Grocer’s Gathering

2015 NGA Show Recap – A Grocer’s Gathering

The 2015 NGA Show proved to target not just the independent grocery industry, but grocery as a whole. With an expansion in the volume of the attendee base, “The networking between clients and partner vendors was better than ever and my favorite part of the show”, said Truno General Manager, Uwe von Sehrwald. 

The NGA Show provided a powerful platform for existing and potential Truno customers to share ideas on designing the perfect point of sale for their grocery business. Truno’s conversations with attendees reinforced that grocery retailers are looking for ways to leverage the point of sale and the information it furnishes for managing their business. “Grocers are looking for technology solutions for their entire enterprise that can help them gain an operating advantage,” observed Von Sehrwald. “This can be achieved through a partnership with Truno.” In particular, retailers at the show saw value in Truno’s ability to couple with TimeForge to create a powerful and integrated operating solution. As expected much of the conversation buzz throughout the conference circulated around payments with continued evolution in PCI requirements and the arrival of EMV to the United States. The Truno team was also glad to connect with business partners such as Toshiba, NCR, and Verifone to become educated on what is next in the retail technology world.

NGA Show Recap A Grocer’s Gathering

In reflecting on this year’s success, Von Sehrwald stated, “Overall, it was great to see our existing customers and meet new potential clients in retail and distribution. If you are a grocer, this is a show to attend. You will not be disappointed with the sessions and the exhibit hall.”

The National Grocers Association provided the following recap of the 2015 show along with the release of the 2016 dates and location. We look forward to seeing you back in Vegas in February of 2016!

2015 NGA Show Closes With Record Attendance and Strong Momentum for 2016

Las Vegas, NV --- The National Grocers Association (NGA) concluded its 2015 Show today with record breaking attendance for the fifth consecutive year and a sold out EXPO floor.

The 2015 NGA Show, which took place February 8-11 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, also included over 375 exhibitors on its EXPO floor, and featured six pavilion partners: the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), the Global Market Development Center (GMDC), the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART), and for the first time, the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) and the Brewers Association.

"The impressive number of independent retailer and wholesalers who attended this year's NGA Show further demonstrates that the independent supermarket industry has real momentum.  Show attendees are clearly committed to strengthening our industry by being on the forefront of the latest trends and technologies to meet and exceed their consumers' expectations," said NGA President and CEO Peter Larkin. "We met our goal of providing attendees with unsurpassed value, proving that The NGA Show is truly the place for independents to gather."

Other show highlights included an exciting National Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by PepsiCo, and emceed by Food Network star, Duff Goldman. Additionally, Creative Choice, sponsored by Kellogg's and Unileever, Best of Show Merchandising Award, was presented to County Market, Quincy, IL and Best of Show Merchandising was presented to Coborn's, St. Cloud, MN. 

At the Chairman's Gala on Tuesday evening, NGA's Industry Service Award was presented to longtime food industry executive, Steve Holdiman, recently retired from Mondelez International.  In addition, the WGA Woman of the Year Award was presented to Barbara Weist, Vice President Communications and Events, IGA.  After dinner, Gala attendees were entertained by the iconic band, America.

The 2016 NGA Show will take place from February 28 through March 2, 2016 in Las Vegas once again at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. 

For more information on The NGA Show, visit www.theNGAShow.com.

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The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. The independent grocery sector is accountable for close to 1% of the nation's overall economy and is responsible for generating $131 billion in sales, 944,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $27 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers, state grocers associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers.  For more information about NGA, visit www.nationalgrocers.org.  


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