IGA Global Rally | February 22-24, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

DAY 1 Business Session: Knowing Your Shoppers

9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Welcome Registration
Marriott Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Welcome Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Michael Sansolo, Moderator | 
Retail Food Industry Consultant | Sansolo Solutions                                                                  

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
The Independent Opportunity
John Ross | 
President & CEOIGA, Inc.
IGA CEO John Ross analyzes the opportunity for IGA independent retailers created by a rapidly evolving marketplace and changing shopper behaviors.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
IGA Industry Study
See results from a landmark study on IGA independents and the shoppers they serve.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Red Oval Showcase
Learn how Red Oval products and services can help your business at the first-ever Red Oval Partner Showcase! Prizing and special offers available.

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Learning How the Locals Like It
Exploring IGA Australia’s new tool for in-depth and ongoing evaluation of IGA shopper demographics and behaviors within individual service areas, and how the tool is being adapted for use in other IGA countries.  

4:15 pm - 4: 45 pm
IGA Assessment: A Guide for Meeting Shopper Needs
Learn how the IGA Assessment program is providing IGA retailers around the world with a practical guide for meeting shopper needs, and see what’s in store for IGA USA’s new Five Star program. 

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
A Whole New Way to Care
Explore the new, lower-cost Way to Care program and the opportunities it creates for building a stronger team and increased shopper loyalty. 

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Saturday, February 23, 2019

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Good Morning Breakfast 
Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

DAY 2 Business Session: The Future is Now!

Location: San Diego Convention Center

9:00 am - 9:10 am
Welcome ………………………………………………………… Michael Sansolo

9:10 am - 10:00 am
IGA 2019 and Beyond   ………………………………………………… John Ross
Introducing IGA’s plan to position your business for growth today and in the future.

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Defining Local
Exploring the power of local and how IGA’s relationship with local and national Farm Bureau leadership is working on our behalf to cement IGA’s brand position as the industry’s local-equals-fresh leader. 

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Local Equals Fresh in Action
Get a first look at IGA’s new “Local Equals Fresh” merchandising kit, and hear directly from IGA test retailers who are using the kit to up-brand their stores with a memorable and impactful brand message shoppers love.                                                               

11:00 am - 11:30 am
A Fresh New Look for IGA Exclusive Brands
Be there for the unveiling of IGA’s new Exclusive Brand label, and learn how it will support IGA’s new fresh and local brand proposition and position IGA as a private label leader. 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
IGA Best Practices
See how IGA retailers are using creative tactics to bring their brand to life, differentiate their stores, and increase traffic and sales.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Digital Future of Grocery
Exploring the digital future of grocery in a new era of customization and personalization.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
IGA’s Digital Connect Strategy
Learn about IGA’s new digital connect strategy that bundles digital solutions into a turnkey platform for connecting with shoppers. 

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hitting the Big Leagues with the National Digital Ad
From exclusive offers to new shopper insights, find out how the IGA National Digital Ad is leveraging IGA’s national presence to make an impact with the industry and shoppers alike. 

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Next Stage of IGA Digital
See what’s next in IGA’s digital future with programs designed to help you know and serve your shoppers better, from bounce back rewards and digital coupons to customer relationship management.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
IGA Best Practices
See how IGA retailers are using creative tactics to bring their brand to life, differentiate their stores, and increase traffic and sales 

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Best Practices voting and close 

Dinner by Individual Arrangement

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Location: San Diego Air & Space Museum**

IGA Awards Brunch
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

**Bus transportation will be available leaving from the Marriott San Diego Marina beginning at 8:00 AM