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The Strength of the Independent Supermarket Industry in America*:
21,000
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industry sales
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*SOURCE: NGA ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY, JOHN DUNHAM AND ASSOCIATES, 2013
For over 30 years, NGA has been the “Voice of the Independent Grocer,” representing independent
supermarket operators across the country, as well as the voluntary and cooperative wholesalers that
service them. Independent retailers are the true entrepreneurs of the grocery industry and operate
companies and stores that vary in size and format. The following sampling of retail and wholesale
companies (and hundreds more) are active NGA members:
Affiliated Foods, Inc.
Affiliated Foods Midwest
Allegiance Retail Services, LLC
America’s Food Basket
Associated Food Stores, Inc.
Associated Grocers, Inc.
Associated Grocers of Florida
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Bozzuto’s, Inc.
Brookshire Grocery Company
C&S Wholesale Grocers
Central Grocers, Inc.
Coborn’s, Inc.
Fresh Encounter, Inc.
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Geissler’s Supermarkets, Inc.
GF Buche Company
Grocery Outlet
Harps Food Stores, Inc.
Houchens Industries, Inc.
IGA, Inc.
Kaune’s Neighborhood Market
KeHE Distributors, LLC
K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
LeBlanc’s Food Stores
Lowes Food Stores, Inc.
Lowe’s Pay and Save
Merchants Distributors, Inc.
Mitchell Grocery Corporation
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Niemann Foods, Inc.
Nugget Market, Inc.
Olean Wholesale
PAQ, Inc.
Pyramid Foods RPCS, Inc.
SaveMart
Sendik’s Food Markets
SpartanNash
SUPERVALU, Inc.
Unified Grocers, Inc.
URM Stores, Inc.
Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite
Wright’s Market
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Your involvement with NGA helps support our mission and strategic initiatives including building trading
partner relationships between independent retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service providers. From
sponsorship and advertising opportunities to in-person experiences that build crucial relationships, NGA
provides you and your company with the ability to reach and engage with grocery industry decision
makers all year long.
Events
The NGA Show................................................................................................... 5
Financial Management & Technology Conference......................................... 12
NGA Trading Partner Business Sessions........................................................ 12
Executive Leadership Development Program................................................ 13
Sustainable Business Growth Strategies........................................................ 13
Advertising................................................................................ 14
Education & Research........................................... 16
Member Engagement
Our Members.................................................................................................... 19
Member Engagement....................................................................................... 20
Affiliate Organizations...................................................................................... 21
Spending quality time with our business partners
has always been my #1 priority. NGA provides
a unique opportunity for Nestle Purina to align
our current business with those of tomorrow. We
are committed to supporting NGA and the entire
membership.
PAUL D. COOKE
Vice President/Director
Industry Development
Nestle Purina Pet Care
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Where
The NGA Show:
February 12-15, 2017
The Mirage Hotel & Casino • Las Vegas, NV
There is no better place to find face-to-face networking opportunities with influential industry decision
makers. The 2017 NGA Show offers attendees a total show experience! From world-renowned keynote
and general session speakers to top-rated entertainment, The NGA Show is the premier event of the
independent grocery industry. Over the course of three and a half days, attendees have the chance
to attend more than 30 education workshops and visit an EXPO floor designed to optimize business
relationships between manufacturers, service providers and their retail and wholesale customers.
Sample of Past Attendees
Industry-leading companies who regularly attend The NGA Show:
RETAILERS
Baesler’s Market
B. Green & Company, Inc.
Broulim’s Fresh Foods
Brookshire Grocery Company
C & K Market, Inc.
Coborn’s, Inc.
D’Agostino Supermarkets, Inc.
Food Fair / Food Town
Fresh Encounter, Inc.
Friedman’s Freshmarkets
G.E. Foodland, Inc.
Geissler’s Supermarkets, Inc.
Geyer’s Markets, Inc.
GF Buche Company
Grocery Outlet
Harps Food Stores, Inc.
Harvest Supermarkets
Homeland Stores, Inc.
Houchens Industries, Inc.
IGA, Inc.
Kaune’s Neighborhood Market
K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
Lawrence Brothers
Leblanc’s Food Stores
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
Lowe’s Supermarkets
Mars Super Markets, Inc.
Mar-Val Food Stores, Inc.
McMenamin Family ShopRite
Mi Pueblo Food Center
Mollie Stone’s Markets
Nicholas Markets, Inc.
Niemann Foods, Inc.
Nugget Market, Inc.
Piggly Wiggly
Pyramid Foods RPCS, Inc.
Queen Enterprises, LLC
Roche Bros. Supermarkets
Save-A-Lot
ShopRite
T. A. Solberg Company, Inc.
The Fresh Grocer
Wright’s Markets
WHOLESALERS
Affiliated Foods Midwest
Affiliated Foods, Inc.
Associated Food Stores, Inc.
Associated Grocers, Inc.
Associated Grocers of Florida
Associated Grocers of New England
Associated Grocers of the South, Inc.
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Bozzuto’s, Inc.
C & S Wholesale Grocers
Central Grocers, Inc.
Certco, Inc.
Dot Foods, Inc.
Great North Foods
Imperial Distributors, Inc.
KeHE Distributors, LLC
Krasdale Foods, Inc.
Laurel Grocery Company, LLC
Merchants Distributors, Inc.
Mitchell Grocery Corporation
Olean Wholesale Grocery Corp.
Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing
Company, Inc.
SpartanNash
SUPERVALU Inc.
URM Stores, Inc.
Unified Grocers, Inc.
Wakefern Food Corp.
visit
www.theNGAshow.com
MANUFACTURERS AND
SERVICE SUPPLIERS
Allegiance Retail Services, LLC
Anheuser-Busch, InBev
Aptaris
Bunzl Distribution, Inc.
Burris Logistics
Campbell Soup Company
The Clorox Company
The Coca-Cola Company
Crossmark
Crystal Farms
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
E & J Gallo Winery
Freshop
First Data Corporation
FMS, Inc.
General Mills
Hobart Corporation
Hussman Corporation
IBM Corporation
Kellogg Company
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
The Kraft Heinz Company
McCormick & Company
Post Consumer Brands
Mondelēz International
MyWebGrocer
National Cooperative Bank
NCR Corporation
Oasis Brands
PepsiCo, Inc.
Procter & Gamble Company
Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS
Sterilox Fresh
Tebo Store Fixtures
The Queen’s Flowers
Unilever
VISA, Inc.
WhiteWave Foods
Wells Enterprises Inc/
Blue Bunny Ice Cream
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Showcase Your Products:
The NGA Show EXPO
Showcase Your Products: The NGA Show EXPO
Participating as an exhibitor on The NGA Show EXPO Floor provides you with an opportunity to reach
top level retail and wholesale executives in the grocery industry, connect with decision makers and create
lasting relationships that lead to sales.
NGA Show attendees are looking for your company to provide them with information on and access
to products and solutions that improve their effectiveness and efficiency, leading to increased sales,
profitability and customer satisfaction. Some of the categories and pavilions showcased at the 2016
NGA Show were:
• Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Pavilion
• North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Meat Pavilion
• The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology
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(CART) Pavilion
Brewers Association (BA) Craft Beer Pavilion
Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) Pavilion
Center Store
Corporate/Professional Services
Financial Services
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Fresh Products
Health & Wellness
Operational Services
Store Design and Equipment
Technology Solutions
Innovative Store Design
99
%
attendees visited
The NGA Show EXPO
floor in 2013 & 2014
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Don’t Delay! The 2016 EXPO Show
Floor Sold Out in Record Time!
Exhibitor Pricing
BOOTH
SIZE
COMPLIMENTARY
REGISTRATION
NON-MEMBER
PRICE
MEMBER PRICE
10’ X 10’
3
$4,500
$4,050
10’ X 20’
4
$8,500
$7,650
20’ X 20’
5
$16,000
$14,400
20’ X 30’
7
$22,500
$20,250
20’ X 40’
9
$28,000
$25,200
Showcase your products and services
on The NGA Show EXPO Floor and
receive:
• Upgraded listing on The NGA Show mobile app where
exhibitors are provided with a web portal to manage their
logos and handouts. No limit to quantity of handouts.
Handouts appear in exhibitor detail page and can be
downloaded or emailed for printing.
• Recognition on The NGA Show website,
www.theNGAshow.com, dedicated exclusively to timely
information about the convention and EXPO.
• Listing in The NGA Show Guide, an on-site guide available
to attendees to take home as a reference.
To view an EXPO Floor plan
or for more information on
exhibiting, please contact
Karen Voorhies at
[email protected]
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Show Your Support:
Sponsorship at The NGA Show
BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP
Along with your attendance at The NGA Show, a sponsorship reinforces strong brand positioning and
your support of the industry and this essential retail customer base. You will not find a more influential,
targeted group of independent retail industry executives at any other industry event. Sponsorship
opportunities are designed to provide maximum value and exposure.
OPPORTUNITIES
NGA will work closely with sponsors to ensure a seamless sponsorship experience, while helping to
achieve brand and relationship development among the audience of industry decision-makers.
Sponsorship
BEST BAGGER CHAMPIONSHIP
OPENING RECEPTION
OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION
GENERAL SESSIONS
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Description
Price
Always a crowd favorite, the Best Bagger
Championship is a year-long, nationwide program
in which the best-of-the-best grocery baggers
compete for cash prizes. Over 25 of the top
baggers are determined by qualifying events
across the country, ultimately arriving in Las Vegas
for a chance to compete for a grand prize of
$10,000 and title of Best Bagger.
SOLD
The Opening Reception offers all NGA Show
attendees a chance to get a jump start in
growing their network of industry peers and
trading partners in a festive atmosphere while
enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The
Opening Reception sets the tone for a week of
collaboration and collegiality.
SOLD
One of the highest profile events of The NGA
Show, the Opening Keynote Session is an
opportunity for all of our attendees to hear not
only about the latest NGA initiatives from NGA
leadership, but also about important trends that
affect their business from high-profile speaker(s).
Past Keynote speakers include George W. Bush,
George H.W. Bush and Robert Gates.
SOLD
NGA General Sessions bring preeminent figures
in the worlds of business, politics and academia
to discuss topics that are of the utmost interest
to the industry before an audience that exceeds
1,000 industry executives.
$25,000
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AVAILABLE
Sponsorship of The NGA Show (Convention and EXPO) gives your company broad exposure
to Owners/Presidents/CEOs, senior executives and management staff of the leading
independent supermarket operators and establishes your company as an industry partner
with these companies.
Sponsorship
SUPER BREAKFAST SESSIONS
REFRESHMENT BREAKS
THE NGA SHOW BADGES AND LANYARDS
CHARGING STATIONS
EDUCATIONAL TRACKS
Description
Price
Highlight your company by hosting the first event
of the day and one of NGA’s highest-rated events
year after year. As the sponsor, you will have the
chance to welcome the more than 750 industry
executives who attend the breakfast sessions
and introduce the presenter. This sponsorship is
a fantastic way to have your brands prominently
promoted.
$25,000
Refreshment breaks provide an excellent
opportunity to create brand recognition. Your
logo is included on all signage for this special
event, as well as conference material and sponsor
recognition signage throughout the conference.
Let NGA attendees carry your company’s brand
throughout the Show and gain exposure for
your company. Colorful neck lanyards custom
imprinted with your company name or logo will be
distributed to attendees and exhibitors.
Captivate attendees while they charge their
electronic devices at these highly visible stations,
strategically placed in high traffic areas. Each
station has messaging opportunities that will
garner impressions and appreciation from
attendees while enhancing your brand and
message.
Attendees rate The NGA Show educational
program as one of the top reasons for
attendance. Support the association’s mission
to present exciting new information and in-depth
analysis on key industry topics. Sponsors will
have the opportunity to brand an educational
track and introduce the session.
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$10,000
2
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$15,000
1
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$10,000
3
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$7,500
7
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Sponsorship
COLLABORATION LOUNGE
CONFERENCE BAGS
BANNERS
AISLE SIGNS
Description
Excellent branding opportunity through hosting The NGA Show’s
Collaboration Lounge. Whether it’s a planned or impromptu meeting
amongst trading partners, an opportunity to catch up with industry peers
or simply check email and get some work done at the Show, NGA’s
Collaboration Lounge provides an open venue to meet attendees’ needs.
Supply The NGA Show conference bags and showcase your brand as
attendees carry these bags throughout the convention and EXPO. The
NGA Show logo will be featured on one side of the bag and your logo
on the other.
Give your brand high profile visibility as attendees enter the convention
meeting space. Hung in the promenade, these 16’ x 4’ banners will
be showcased throughout the convention, reminding attendees of your
support of The NGA Show and the independent retailer.
Located above each EXPO aisle these signs are the perfect opportunity
for visibility to all attendees visiting the Expo. Display your company
logo prominently on one or more of these signs.
Price
$25,000
1
AVAILABLE
$10,000
1
AVAILABLE
$5,000
2
AVAILABLE
$5,000
16
AVAILABLE
PANEL SIGNS
SHOW PORTFOLIO
Promote your brand to all attendees with a panel sign showcasing your
product and logo. These panels will be located in the main conference
hallway along with important NGA information. Attendees are sure to
notice your participation.
Get exclusive exposure in The NGA Show Portfolio, a notebook provided
to each attendee for important note-taking during the conference and for
future follow-up on their return home.
$5,000
5
AVAILABLE
$10,000
1
AVAILABLE
SHOW APP
SHOW DAILIES
NGA SHOW INDUSTRY
CELEBRATION
The 2017 NGA Show App features an interactive EXPO schedule with
exhibitor listings and product searches, an EXPO floor map, exhibitor
e-brochures and product information for download, session and event
schedules, speaker presentations, handouts and biographies, show alerts,
and social media interaction.
The 2017 NGA Show Dailies provide attendees with the most up-to-date
Show information. Distributed to registered attendees every morning of
The NGA Show, the NGA Show Dailies highlight newsworthy action from
the day’s general sessions, workshops, show speakers, EXPO floor, and
special events.
NGA will showcase its appreciation for the independent supermarket
sector and NGA Show attendees by hosting a lively farewell industry
celebration. Hosted in a casual atmosphere, this networking-focused event
will allow attendees to mingle with their peers and business partners, with
festive culinary options and refreshments. Don’t miss this great opportunity
for your brand to leave a lasting impression on NGA Show attendees.
Didn’t see something you were looking for?
$20,000
$7,500
CALL
FOR
PRICING
We’d be happy to work with you to find a customized sponsorship opportunity tailored to your company’s
business and marketing needs and budget. We look forward to working with you to develop a rewarding
program for your company and our members.
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NGA Show Board of Directors
Engagement Opportunities
NGA Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings are held in conjunction with The NGA Show.
Sponsorship of the following events provides your company with access to 50 of the most influential
people in the independent grocery industry. These exclusive, invitation-only events are intimate gatherings
and provide great opportunities to showcase your brand while networking and socializing in an enjoyable
atmosphere.
Sponsorship
Price
Sponsorship
Price
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
DINNER
SOLD
NGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS &
FOUNDATION BRUNCH
SOLD
NGA BOARD OF
DIRECTORS/VIP BRUNCH
AVAILABLE
NGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DINNER
SOLD
CALL
FOR
PRICING
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Fall Leadership Meetings
October 4-7, 2016
Hilton • Chicago, IL
The Palmer House
one packed house!
Two great events all within
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TOPIC ISSUES COVER:
• E-commerce
• Mobile & loyalty marketing
• Cyber security
The Financial Management & Technology Conference is a highly • Insurance
interactive educational program uniquely tailored to independent • Legislative & regulatory updates
grocers to help improve financial status, better utilize technology • Operations, labor, health care and MORE
• EMV transition
solutions and position companies for growth.
• Payment processing
• Technology
SPONSORSHIP
Developed by independent retailers for independent retailers,
OPPORTUNITIES
this conference will gather independent grocers from across the
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country to provide industry-best practices, review case studies,
October 4-6, 2016
The Palmer House Hilton • Chicago, IL
share practical ideas to grow their business and participate in panel
discussions with industry leaders.
Trading Partner
Business Sessions
5,000
$
LIMITED TO 5 SPONSORS
October 6-7, 2016
The Palmer House Hilton • Chicago, IL
NGA Trading Partner Business Sessions (TPBS) represent a key opportunity
to connect retailers and wholesalers with manufacturers and service
providers (“trading partners”) through pre-arranged senior level meetings designed to discuss mutual
business opportunities, strategies, and goals. This invitation-only program provides a professional setting
for members to meet with current and potential trading partners.
Past Participants
RETAILERS/
WHOLESALERS
Affiliated Foods Midwest
Affiliated Foods, Inc.
Allegiance Retail Services,
LLC
Associated Food Stores
Associated Grocers of Florida
Associated Grocers of
New England
Associated Grocers, Inc.,
Baton Rouge
Associated Wholesale
Grocers
Bozzuto’s Inc.
Buehler’s Fresh Foods
Central Grocers, Inc.
Coborn’s, Inc.
Food Pyramid
Fourth Avenue Supermarket
Friedman’s Freshmarkets
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Geissler’s Supermarket
Geyer’s Fresh Foods
Grocers Supply
Harps Food Stores
Imperial Distributors
Kaune’s Neighborhood
Market
KeHe Distributors, LLC
Lowe’s Supermarkets
Mitchell Grocery Corporation
Niemann Foods, Inc.
Olean Wholesale Grocery
ROFDA
Sendik’s Food Markets
SpartanNash
Strack & Van Til
T.A. Solberg Company, Inc.
Unified Grocers, Inc.
URM
Wakefern Food Corp./
ShopRite
Walla Walla Harvest Foods
Wright’s Market
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SUPPLIERS/CPGS/
SERVICE PROVIDERS
AR Marketing
Bimbo Bakeries
Bissell Rental, LLC
Bunzl Distribution, Inc.
Certified Hereford Beef
CROSSMARK
Crystal Farms Refrigerated
Dist. Co.
Domex Superfresh Growers
General Mills, Inc.
Hain Pure Protein Corp.
Kellogg Company
Mars Chocolate North
America
Media Solutions Corp.
MOM Brands
Mondelēz International
Nestlé Purina PetCare
Company
Park City Group
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pinpoint Software
Procter & Gamble Co.
Reckitt Benckiser
Red Bull North America
Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS
Sterilox Fresh
Sunkist Growers
Tebo Design and Fixture
The Clorox Company
The Coca-Cola Company
The Kraft Heinz Company
Tyson Foods, Inc./Hillshire
Brands
Unilever
VISA
WhiteWave Foods
Fall Leadership Meetings (continued)
DETAILS
• Exclusive to NGA Members
• TPBS will be held in conjunction with the 2016
NGA Board of Directors Meeting and Financial
Management & Technology Conference
• Participation is free to retailers and wholesalers
• Based on meeting preferences collected from
retailers/wholesalers and suppliers, NGA
pairs trading partners and provides meeting
schedules several weeks in advance to allow
participants to set agendas
• Suppliers will have an assigned meeting room,
allowing them to display products and services
WHO ATTENDS
• Independent Retail/Wholesale Owners, CEOs, COOs
• Independent Retail/Wholesale Merchandising,
Procurement, Marketing and Operations Executives
• CPG, Supplier and Service Provider Sales/Business/
Customer Development Executives and Account
Managers
PRICING STARTS AT
3,000
$
/PER SUPPLIER COMPANY
Other sponsorships available.
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June 4-8, 2017
Cornell University • Ithaca, NY
The NGA Executive Leadership Development Program is hosted by Cornell University. This
program, generously supported by PepsiCo, provides rising grocery industry executives with the
knowledge, tools, resources and inspiration necessary to lead their companies and drive them to long-term success.
Attendees will develop leaders from within their organizations who can respond to business challenges in the 21st
century marketplace.
It is a high-impact learning opportunity encompassing intense, interactive instruction presented by a mix of respected
academic and industry leaders.
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NGA E-Newsletter:
Express Lane
STARTING AT $500
NGA’s Express Lane newsletter is emailed weekly
to approximately 5,000 NGA members who
then disseminate it further into their companies.
Content includes NGA news, industry information,
government relations updates, education and
research resources, and a calendar of events. Ads
are available on a weekly or monthly basis.
NGA Show/Events App
EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP $20,000
The 2016 NGA Show App features an interactive
EXPO schedule with exhibitor listings and product
searches, an interactive EXPO floor map, exhibitor
e-brochures and product information for download,
session and event schedules, speaker presentations,
handouts and biographies, show alerts, and social
media interaction.
Grocery Supplies and
Services Guide
STARTING AT $395
From cash registers to consumer research
services to gluten-free products, connecting with
the best suppliers has never been easier than
with the Grocery Supplies and Services Guide.
The Guide’s comprehensive, grocery-specific
database makes finding relevant results effortless.
Tap into the incredible network of NGA with the
premiere online search tool and directory for
independent grocers. See how online at
GrocerySuppliesAndServicesGuide.com
NGA Show Program
& Directory
Be the official sponsor for the program distributed
to every attendee and guest at The 2017 NGA
Show. This informative booklet contains the
schedule of activities, general session and
workshop descriptions, lists all exhibitors
and special events, and will feature your logo
prominently.
exclusive back cover .................SOLD
inside back cover....................... 5,000
inside front cover...................... $5,000
full page section tab................. $2,500
full page..................................... $2,000
half page.................................... $1,000
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NGA Research & Education
Opportunities
NGA Research
and Education
Foundation
help non-competing industry peers. Senior executives
review all facets of company operations and share
best practices.
Supporting NGA Research and
Education Foundation initiatives ensures the industry
will be strong and vibrant for years to come. The
Foundation’s mission is to recruit talent, develop
leaders and foster industry growth. Personal and
corporate donations and project sponsorships will
help the Foundation provide independent retailers with
tools to implement more effective recruiting programs,
enhance their retention and development initiatives
and develop future leaders. The Foundation and its
sponsors will also seek to position the industry as an
employer of choice for college students.
By supporting the NGA Research and Education
Foundation, you will ensure the grocery industry has
access to a greater pool of educated, high potential
talent interested in working in the industry. Greater
bench strength will enable retailers to increase store
count thereby increasing the size and scope of the
independent sector.
SUGGESTED FOUNDATION
SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
PLATINUM GOLD
$50,000
$25,000
SILVER
$10,000
BRONZE COPPER
$5,000
$1,000
NGA Share Groups include:
Human Resources
Operations
Next Generation
CIOs/Technology
ESOPs
Marketing
Loss Prevention
Facilities/Maintenance
Community Relations
Food Safety
Pharmacy
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NGA Online Training
and Education Center
Targeted to front line store level employees, the NGA
Online Training and Education Center offers a continually
expanding selection of online courses that have been
developed to meet the needs of food retailers. Students
can train anytime, anywhere and work at their own pace.
NGA welcomes the opportunity for your company to
collaborate with our efforts to provide material and full
classes to be added to the library to fit your company
needs. Supporting sponsorship opportunities available
(call for pricing).
www.grocerytraining.org
Research
NGA Live Learning/Resource Center
Share Groups
OPPORTUNITIES START AT $395
NGA’s newest online educational resource connects our
members with engaging recorded sessions from The NGA
Show, NGA/FMS Financial Management and Technology
Conference and educational webinars. As we continue
to develop the center, NGA will have opportunities for
Associate Members to provide content (white papers,
research, presentations, videos, etc.) to NGA members
and also partner with NGA to create original content for the
industry. For more information please visit:
nga.sclivelearningcenter.com
SPONSORSHIP FEES VARY DEPENDING ON THE
RESEARCH
NGA is pleased to co-sponsor appropriate industry
research and benchmark surveys. Partnership with NGA
provides a great opportunity to educate the industry as
well as provide greater visibility for your organization.
Opportunities available to support NGA/Nielsen Annual
2017 Shopper Trends Survey (call for pricing).
CALL FOR SPONSORSHIP AVAILABILITY
AND PRICING
Share Groups provide the opportunity for
targeted groups to problem solve, idea swap, and
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Our Members
NGA members are engaged
and passionate, and want
to connect with companies
like yours that provide the
products and services that
will improve performance
and profitability.
• Membership in our associate category is
available for any company that provides a
service or products to the grocery community.
Associate members
gain access to over
1,500
independent retail
grocery companies &
full-line wholesalers
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7,000
store fronts
• NGA associate membership starts at $1,300
and is based on your grocery sales volume.
While there are countless benefits to becoming an NGA
associate member, here is a sampling:
MAILING LIST
of the key contacts of all of our retailer and wholesaler members
(this alone creates ROI of the membership dues for most of our associate members)
10% DISCOUNT
on an exhibit booth at The NGA Show
MEMBER DISCOUNTS
to various NGA conferences held throughout the year
(up to $700 savings per registration)
COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTIONS
to NGA publications and newsletters
RECOGNITION
on the NGA website and in the NGA Grocery Supplies and Services Guide
as a valuable ally and supporter of the independent grocery industry
OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE
in Trading Partner Business Sessions and Webinar Wednesdays program
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
on NGA committees/councils/advisory groups
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NGA values the support of our associate members and actively seeks engaged members of the
vendor and supplier community to volunteer to provide guidance and assistance in initiatives to
support independent grocers.
Committees & Councils
Volunteer opportunities provide our
associate members with valuable
networking opportunities while helping the
independent grocery industry. Employees
of associate member companies may
volunteer to serve on the following
committees or councils:
Trading Partners Advisory Council
Technological Innovation
Advisory Council
Communications Committee
The NGA Show Planning Committee
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Women Grocers of America
Women Grocers of America (WGA) provides
women in the grocery and food industry
the opportunity to network and participate
in education and professional development
programs. Through its Mary Macey scholarship
program, WGA strives to help the industry recruit
and retain the next generation of successful
individuals in the industry with an emphasis
on young women. WGA also recognizes
outstanding women in the grocery industry with
its prestigious Woman of the Year Award which
is presented each year at The NGA Show.
Membership in WGA is open to anyone affiliated
with a retail, wholesale, manufacturing/service
supplier company or state/location association
that maintains membership in NGA.
In addition to membership, engagement
opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers and
service providers include donations to the Mary
Macey Scholarship Fund as well as sponsorship
of and participation in the WGA 5K Fun Run at
The NGA Show and sponsorship of professional
development initiatives.
For more information, visit
WWW.NATIONALGROCERS.ORG/WGA
Asparagus Club
The retailers, wholesalers,
manufacturers and state
association executives who
belong to the Asparagus
Club are a highly motivated
group of industry leaders
who are dedicated to the
future of the grocery industry. The Asparagus
Club funds scholarships to students planning
a career in the grocery industry as well as
prize money for the NGA Student Case Study
Competition.
For more information, visit
WWW.NATIONALGROCERS.ORG/
ASPARAGUS-CLUB
Since 1990, the
Asparagus Club
Scholarship
Program has
provided over
850,000
$
in scholarships to
students preparing
for careers in the
grocery industry.
Volunteer & Donation
Opportunities
NGA also offers our associate members the
opportunity to serve as volunteers and donors
with these groups whose efforts directly
contribute to ensuring a bright future for the
independent grocery industry.
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SPONSORSHIP & ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
Brian Lynch
Vice President, Membership,
Business & Industry Development
[email protected]
703-516-8825
Marcene Jack
Coordinator, Membership,
Business & Industry Development
[email protected]
703-516-8815
EXPO SALES
Karen Voorhies
Director, Convention Services
[email protected]
703-516-8812
1005 NORTH GLEBE ROAD, SUITE 250
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22201-5758
T: (703) 516-0700 F: (703) 516-0115
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www.grocersimpactamerica.com