LAS VEGAS, NV -- The 2017 NGA Show opened with over 3,400 registered attendees, making it the seventh consecutive year of record-breaking attendance. Alongside a sold-out expo floor, the National Grocers Association’s annual convention also witnessed record attendance from retailers and wholesalers.
“The NGA Show continues to experience growth, showcasing that this event is truly the event where independents gather. We are excited to continue to build off of the momentum from previous NGA Shows,” said Peter J. Larkin, president and chief executive officer of NGA.
Chris Mendes and Ray Mason with Red Sun’s lineup of specialty and artisan tomatoes.
Crystal Berry with Wholly Guacamole’s new layered dips.
Kelly Jacob from Pro*Act with Caesar Layton from Unata Inc.
Sarah Deaton of Zespri with TJ Wilson and Garland Perkins from Oppy.
Sam Capin, Sasha Lewton and Atanasio Panousopoulos of Delta Fresh Sales.
Mike Prather and Esther Hernandez show off Handy Candy’s packaging of cherry tomatoes and blueberries.
Mac Riggan and Stewart Lang of Chelan Fresh promote their Rockit apples and organic Bosc pears.
Paul Huckabay and Rich Uchida show off Duda Farm’s packaging for celery sticks.
Julie Lucido, Jim Grabovski and Alison Allwine show off Well-Pict strawberries and raspberries.
Ethan Williams with Sunlight International.
Pacificpro’s Marcus and Craig Hartmann talked up their new ventures Produce Pipeline and Cross Dock Xpress International.
Brian Slagel and Julie DeWolf show off Sunkist’s Meyer lemons and Moro Blood oranges.
Larry Woehl and Wayne Snyder with Decas Cranberry show off the company’s Paradise Meadows cooking and baking cranberries.
PMA’s George Szczepanski, Kyle McMillan and Joe Watson with NGA’s Matt Foley.
Julio Flores and Jonathan Gottfried of Bard Valley Date Growers.
Kent Beesley and Jamie Bowen talk Idaho Potatoes with Jim Walker of Pacific Alaska Wholesale.
Juliemar Rosado and Summer Walker of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.