NGA MOVES TO PHASE IN BOOTH-FREE SHOW BY '04

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The National Grocers Association here has decided to use the 2002 convention in Las Vegas, Feb. 12 to 14, to begin a transition to a totally new trade show format that eliminates exhibit booths by 2004.NGA previously announced it would debut its new format all at once next year but later realized a phase-in period would be necessary, said Frank DiPasquale, NGA senior vice president.DiPasquale

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The National Grocers Association here has decided to use the 2002 convention in Las Vegas, Feb. 12 to 14, to begin a transition to a totally new trade show format that eliminates exhibit booths by 2004.

NGA previously announced it would debut its new format all at once next year but later realized a phase-in period would be necessary, said Frank DiPasquale, NGA senior vice president.

DiPasquale said, "It has been a challenging task educating suppliers and ret

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