NGA to move 2019 NGA Show to a larger convention space in San Diego, California

ARLINGTON, VA, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct 6, 2016), the National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that the 2019 NGA Show will be held in San Diego, California on February 24 – 27, 2019 and February 23 – 26, 2020. This move in location is directly in response to the need for a larger convention space to meet the growth in exhibitor and participant attendance and reflects the continued growth of NGA, which has doubled its membership in the past five years.

“We are very enthusiastic about the future of The NGA Show as well as the independent supermarket industry, and San Diego 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,” said NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin.

With more than 35 educational sessions and workshops, the Show offers an unparalleled chance to catch up on industry issues, trends, and developments.  Education seminars, roundtable discussions, and partner exhibits are all geared to provide attendees with the latest information that they can take home and implement in their businesses.

“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, chief operating officer, 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.”

For over 30 years, The NGA Show has been the place where independents gather, connecting grocery retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers and service providers from around the world to share innovative solutions and best practices that support and strengthen the independent supermarket channel. Online registration for The NGA Show can be found at


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Source: National Grocers Association

Waitrose to move its payment terms for all UK small food producers to a maximum of seven days

LONDON, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose is to move its payment terms for all UK small food producers to a maximum of seven days.

The step, which will be phased in over the next two months, follows an internal review of payment terms for smaller suppliers and will mean that the supermarket now offers industry leading terms.

The supermarket has pledged to pay all its small scale suppliers, whose business with the retailer is worth less than £100,000 annually, within seven days of receipt of a valid electronic invoice. More than than 600 UK food producers will benefit from the change.

Mark Williamson, Waitrose Commercial Director, said:

‘The internal review of how we pay our smallest suppliers was initiated because we wanted to make our good relationships with small suppliers even better by simplifying the payment process.

‘We are passionate about supporting and nurturing British producers – and this step will help give smaller scale businesses, including new start-ups, more financial stability by helping with cash flow.’

Waitrose has a dedicated buying team for local and regional suppliers and sells over 2,500 locally and regionally sourced products from 600 suppliers and is still growing its ranges. Buyers spend a great deal of time mentoring SMEs including providing them with technical and legal guidance.

Notes to editors

Waitrose – winner of the Best Supermarket1 and Best Food Retailer2 awards- currently has 350 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 61 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. It combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop – dedicated to offering quality food that has been responsibly sourced, combined with high standards of customer service.  Waitrose also exports its products to 58 countries worldwide and has eight shops which operate under licence in the Middle East. Waitrose’s omnichannel business includes the online grocery service, as well as specialist online shops including for wine and for cookware, utensils and kitchen gadgets.

Jess Hughes
Senior PR Manager
Telephone: 01344 824294

Source: Waitrose