Celebrate & Problem-Solve With IGA & NGA This February

Dec 15, 2021

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"IGA and NGA are back together and better than ever," says IGA CEO John Ross about IGA co-locating with The NGA Show in 2022. From February 27–March 1, 2022, IGA and NGA are joining together at Caesar's Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, to present tactics and ideas designed to help all independents stay competitive in their changing marketplace, better serve shoppers, and increase sales.

A Fully Integrated Event 

While this is not the first time IGA and NGA have co-located for an event, there's a new format for 2022 that will make it easier—and more convenient—for retailers to get the most out of their time in Las Vegas. "In the past when we joined together with NGA, we would host our event for the two days prior to The NGA Show," Ross says. "Recognizing how busy our retailers and store teams are, for 2022 the IGA event will be fully integrated into NGA's event. Consider it one-stop-shopping for all the networking, insights, and resources an independent needs to compete and win."   

Convenience isn't the only benefit to the integration—it also allows more independent retailers to be exposed to what IGA has to offer, Ross says. "IGA is a trusted, iconic brand with a proud history and bright future. But our mission as the Independent Grocers Alliance is to provide retail and marketing programs that solve problems and create a competitive advantage—for ALL independents. Today, independent retailers in the Independent Grocers Alliance have the flexibility to choose what resources best serve their individual needs, whether that means becoming a branded IGA retailer or simply using the tools IGA makes available to all independents. Either way, membership in IGA means you’re a part of global entity you can trust to help you navigate the changing grocery landscape, stay relevant, and consistently increase sales."

At The NGA Show, with dedicated IGA educational sessions demonstrating how members of the Alliance are benefitting—from store, marketplace, and media analysis to cutting edge digital solutions and merchandising that touts their local identity—there is ample opportunity to spread that message.

"We want independent retailers to leave the event with a blueprint for solving the problems they're facing now, and confidence in the fact that IGA and NGA will be here to help them solve whatever problems arise in the future," Ross continues. "The more retailers who take advantage of what IGA has to offer, the stronger and more cost effective our programs become. Working with NGA to expand our reach to all independents makes us all better in the long run." 

IGA Members Gathering Together At The IGA Gala 

Like any IGA event, a big part highlight is the opportunity to gather with IGA's close-knit family of retailers, wholesalers, and Red Oval partners. To that end, IGA will be hosting a gala for all IGA members on Sunday evening, February 27, immediately following NGA's opening reception. With IGA's Awards of Excellence program still on hold, the Gala event is an opportunity to bring everyone together for a casual, fun celebration rather than an awards dinner, Ross says. "Our members have had a tough couple of years, and we want to honor that with a blowout party with great food, drinks, entertainment—and of course—company." All IGA members attending The NGA Show will be invited, so mark your calendars and make plans to attend. 

Registration

With so much to learn—and the opportunity to safely gather, network, and celebrate with fellow independent retailers, the co-located IGA/NGA Show is a must-attend event—at one great price. IGA retailers, use the code "IGA" when registering for $100 off NGA's prevailing registration rate, and register for the event today to secure your attendance.

Registration gives you admission to everything the event has to offer, including: 

  • Dedicated IGA educational sessions
  • Celebratory reception for IGA attendees
  • All NGA events, including educational sessions & show floor access with more than 300+ companies!

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Hotel Information

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Take advantage of exclusive hotel savings by booking your room through NGA's official housing vendor for the 2022 NGA Show, Connections Housing.Harrah's Hotel is connected to the new Caesar's Forum Convention Center, making it easy to go from your room to the show floor, sessions, and special events.

PLEASE NOTE: Outreach from non-affiliated hotel groups has been very aggressive and any offerings they provide will most likely result in a scam. Per NGA's contract, Connections Housing has negotiated the lowest rates for hotels in Las Vegas. If you have been contacted by a non-affiliated hotel company, please let us know and we will contact them immediately. You should also block their email address and unsubscribe.

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Stay tuned to The IGA Minute for the educational agenda, coming soon. Need more information? Visit TheNGAshow.com or contact IGA's Jennifer Garrett

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