The NGA Show Expands Specialty Pavilion Offerings

Trumbull, CT – The NGA Show, the premier tradeshow of the independent supermarket industry, announced today seven new specialty pavilions for the 2020 event, held February 23 – 26 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

New pavilions on the 2020 NGA Show EXPO floor include:

Foodservice Pavilion – The Foodservice Pavilion provides retailers the opportunity to source products and services from the current and emerging foodservice brands to allow them to remain competitive by adding cafes within their stores. From equipment and cleaning supplies to packaging and smallwares, this pavilion features everything needed to make a foodservice operation successful.

Food Trends Experience Pavilion – The Food Trends Experience Pavilion is a tasting adventure providing direct access to products, flavors and ingredients driving the most exciting, emerging trends in the retail market, including local, organic and sustainable products. 

Gift & Souvenir Pavilion – The Gift & Souvenir Pavilion provides retailers the opportunity to source a selection of top name gift & souvenir products from the best names in the business. From souvenirs, t-shirts and beach items to logo products, toys/games and more.

Health & Wellness Pavilion – The Health & Wellness Pavilion provides the perfect forum to discover products and services to maximize opportunities with healthy food and beverage offerings and wellness programs.

Pet Care Pavilion – The Pet Care Pavilion provides retailers the opportunity to source the latest trends, nutritional formulations, and pet care products from the current and emerging pet care brands.

Seasonal Merchandise Pavilion – The Seasonal Merchandise Pavilion provides retailers the opportunity to source the best seasonal merchandise solutions for the grocery industry.

Technology Pavilion – The Technology Pavilion provides retailers the opportunity to source technology solutions that can generate more revenue and increase efficiencies in their stores.
“With these new pavilions, 2020 NGA Show attendees will be able to view and sample the latest products that are trending in the supermarket industry,” said Courtney Muller, Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer, Clarion Events. “Shoppers are continuing to purchase in these categories at a growing rate and retailers will be ready to address their needs by visiting our new pavilions.”

Returning pavilions for the 2020 NGA Show include:

Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) Pavilion – The CART pavilion features companies that give attendees valuable tools and products to help improve their businesses.

Coffee Fest Market Place– The Coffee Fest Market Place features the best coffee, tea and specialty beverage companies that provide attendees with the latest products in the industry.

NAMI Pavilion – The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) pavilion features the most innovative and advanced companies in the meat industry showcasing their products and solutions.

PMA Pavilion – The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) pavilion features best-in-class companies providing solutions and products that will help grocers best handle produce.

SFA Pavilion – The Specialty Food Association (SFA) returns to The NGA Show floor and will showcase the SOFI award winners which have been honoring the best in specialty food for 45+ years.

World of Latino Cuisine Pavilion – The World of Latino Cuisine pavilion will offer attendees access to frozen foods, groceries, organic products, dairy, beverages, and, in addition, non-food products from the Caribbean and many Latin American countries.

“We are excited to provide our attendees with access to more products and services than ever before, allowing independents to stay ahead of the latest trends and grow their bottom line. Each year, we receive feedback from our retail and wholesale attendees about how interactions with Show exhibitors help to drive more collaboration across the industry, making it a win-win for all Show participants,” said Peter Larkin, President and CEO, NGA.

The NGA Show has been the place where independent grocers gather for over 30 years, connecting supermarket retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers and service providers from around the world to share innovative solutions and best practices that support and strengthen the independent supermarket channel. The NGA Show is produced and managed by Clarion UX as part of the Food & Beverage Group in partnership with the National Grocers Association (NGA). For more information and to register, visit


The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. The independent grocery sector is accountable for close to one percent of the nation’s overall economy and is responsible for generating $131 billion in sales, 944,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $27 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers, state grocers’ associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers. For more information about NGA, visit
Clarion UX ( produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events.  Clarion UX, which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the U.S. with aggressive growth through both acquisition and launch.  Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super-charging the already rapid growth.  Clarion UX has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ.