NACS and the National Grocers Association, the leading associations representing retailers and independent grocers, respectively, announced that NGA is aligning its Fall Leadership Meetings with the NACS show, which will take place Oct. 17-20 in Chicago.

The partnership brings together the leading small format and independent retailers to explore emerging trends in foodservice, consumer packaged goods, retail motor fuels, consumer-facing technologies and operating best practices.

"This partnership furthers the efforts of both organizations to provide its members with convenient, one-stop shopping for new ideas, new connections, and new products and services," NACS President and CEO Henry Armour said.

NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin said the combining of the events give NGA members the chance to see innovative products and solutions and to further expand their networks.

"We're excited to partner with NACS on this one-of-a-kind experience for independent grocers," Larkin said.

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