The National Grocers Association will host its annual industry show September 19-21, 2021 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Because Las Vegas is loaded with things to see, it can be easy to get sidetracked. Planning ahead can help you stay on target. ECRS wants to help you make the most of your time and maximize your store success by taking advantage of these opportunities.
Sunday, September 19
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Creative Recruiting – Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
The coronavirus placed unprecedented pressure on store personnel. Independent retailers turned to a variety of sources to find front-line associates. Take away ideas for recruiting cashiers, clerks and other store associates.
Monday, September 20
7:00am - 8:15am
SUPER BREAKFAST SESSION
The Rubik's Cube of Independent Retailing: 2021 and Beyond
This keynote panel of retail executives will discuss the forces and factors of change destined to reshape the retail environment going forward. The changing consumer dynamics of Covid-19, the growing impact of Omni-channel, a supply chain stretched beyond limits, a mandate to optimize assortments at the shelf, and product innovation coming out of hibernation. Addressing these five forces and factors allows each NGA member to understand and prioritize the levers to pull in increasing their local market competitive posture.
8:30am - 9:30am
E-Commerce Best Practices
Led by executives from IGA, Sendik’s Food Markets, and other retailers, this session covers how the retail industry gained a wealth of experience with e-commerce programs in 2020. They’ll focus on operational efficiencies and review ways to ensure the profitability of online shopping.
12:00pm – 5:00pm
EXPO • BOOTH 1119
Powerful Automation for Retail Point of Sale
Experience the power of retail automation at ECRS Booth #1119. See the CATAPULT® Retail POS software in-action with live demos of Made-to-Order (MTO), Click & Collect, Supply Chain Management, back office management, and many other critical retail touch points. Interact with the CATAPULT software on hardware solutions such as the ECRS AutoScale™, a variety of Self-Checkout (SCO) solutions including the Flex Market, and much more.
5:00pm – 6:45pm
Best Bagger Championship & After Party
Bagging has been an important step for many supermarket employees who have pursued long and rewarding careers in the grocery industry. The National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship features retailers with infectious company pride and an enthusiastic commitment to customer service. Cheer on your state's best bagger! Baggers from across the country will vie for the championship title and a $10,000 grand prize.
Tuesday, September 21
9:00am – 1:00pm
EXPO • BOOTH 1217
NGAF TA Center: Nutrition Incentives
Check out the National Grocers Association Foundation Technical Assistance Center (NGAF TA Center) in booth #1217. The NGAF TA Center is the grocer’s resource for nutrition incentives where you can learn about SNAP and produce prescriptions, programs that provide extra food dollars to help low-income shoppers buy more fruits and vegetables.
1:50pm - 2:15pm
Incentive Success Stories - Retailer Benefits Panel
There are many reasons that retailers choose to start a nutrition incentive project in their stores from wanting to help address food insecurity in their communities to the potential boost in produce sales that a nutrition incentive project can offer. Come listen to three retailers share their reasons for starting a nutrition incentive project and the benefits their stores have seen.
Schedule a Demo for a $100 Gift Card
Witness the power of Unified Transaction Logic™ – the right way to do retail commerce – at NGA 2021. Visit ECRS Booth #1119 to learn how your business can succeed in the new digital world.