In response to growing exhibitor and attendee numbers, NGA announced it would move its annual show to San Diego beginning in 2019.
“We are very enthusiastic about the future of The NGA Show as well as the independent supermarket industry, and San Diego is an exciting destination to match that sentiment. As we continue to expand we look forward to working with our Show partners to deliver value to attendees and make this a memorable conference,” NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin said in a statement.
NGA announced dates for upcoming shows in San Diego are Feb. 24-17, 2019, and Feb. 23-26, 2020.
“Over the past five years, the interest shown by our trading partners has been tremendous, creating the need for a larger Expo floor," said Matt Ott, COO, NGA. "We look forward to expanding and diversifying exhibitors on the Expo floor to provide attendees with multiple opportunities to view and research new products and services for their business. The NGA Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, CPG manufacturers and service providers, truly making it the place for independent grocers to gather and network.”
The 2017 NGA Show will take place Feb. 12-15 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.