Fourth annual event for independent grocery retailers builds on last
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 6, 2017--
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced plans for its fourth annual
National Expo, which will be held July 25-27 at the RiverCentre in St.
Paul, Minn. The event will feature a full day of educational seminars
and workshops tailored to help independent grocery retailers serve their
customers better, as well as access to more than 300 vendors across
nearly 130,000 square feet of exhibit space.
“In a short period of time, the National Expo has become one of the
must-attend events in the grocery industry,” said Mike Stigers,
Executive Vice President, Wholesale at SUPERVALU. “The Expo gives
independent retailers the opportunity to learn from experts through
thought leadership content, industry trend discussions, and networking
opportunities all geared toward strengthening relationships and further
enhancing their businesses. It also offers retailers the chance to meet
personally with hundreds of vendors to hear more about new products and
solutions that can help them drive additional sales in their stores.”
Retailers attending the 2017 Expo can expect to find a showcase of
innovation, featuring new items, new merchandising solutions and new
in-store concepts spanning all aspects of grocery retailing. Retailers
also will have access to special products and promotions. One of the
Expo’s favorite features is the Monster Buys and Auction items event,
where prices on merchandise continue to drop as more quantities are
purchased. Last year, more than 200 separate items were featured as part
of the Monster Buys and Auction.
Another highlight of the Expo is the Master Marketer Awards ceremony,
which will be held on Thursday, July 27. The awards recognize the best
merchandising, marketing and community relations initiatives from
SUPERVALU’s independent retailers over the past year. Last year, Karns
Foods, with eight locations in central Pennsylvania, was named the Grand
Master Marketer, the top award presented.
Attendance at the National Expo is by invitation only. SUPERVALU
customers will receive information about event registration, travel and
hotel directly through their account managers. Vendors should contact
their region merchandising team for information on applying for a booth.
Other interested industry personnel should email the National Expo event
coordinators directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest
grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of
approximately $13 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the
United States through a network of 2,067 stores, composed of 1,850
stores operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the
Company’s food distribution business, 195 traditional retail grocery
stores operated under five retail banners, and 22 stores operated under
the Shop 'N Save name in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West
Virginia (store counts as of December 3, 2016). Headquartered in
Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 30,000 employees. For more
information about SUPERVALU, visit www.supervalu.com.
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