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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to Keynote 2022 NGA Show

GOP leader to provide insights on impact of politics on grocery industry
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2022 NGA Show, scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1, at the Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas. The keynote speaker is sponsored by The Kraft Heinz Co.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

The 55th governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018 and former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Christie is a senior legal and political commentator for ABC News, the managing member of the Christie Law Firm and Christie 55 Solutions LLC, and the author of “Let Me Finish” and “Republican Rescue: Saving the Party from Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden.”

“With his trademark charisma and candor, Christie will provide NGA Show attendees an in-depth understanding of what is happening in the nation’s capital and what it means for our industry,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA president and CEO. “He highlights that achievable solutions and unrelenting leadership will help move us forward and help solve the most pressing issues in Washington. Thanks again to Kraft Heinz for their ongoing support of the NGA Show and the keynote speaker.”

In a Jan. 10, Q & A with Winsight Grocery Business, Ferrara expressed excitement for the upcoming NGA Show. “We are so excited and fortunate to be able to do this,” he said. “The 2021 show we held in September was about bringing this industry together after the challenges during the pandemic. The 2022 show is about looking ahead to the future.”

For the past 30 years, the NGA Show, which is produced and managed by Clarion Events as part of the Food & Beverage Group in partnership with the National Grocers Association (NGA), has been the place where independent grocers gather and connect 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 will feature 40 workshops and sessions, which it said is designed to bring independent retailers up to date on the latest trends and best practices in the food retail industry and equip them with strategies to increase profits and drive the bottom line. Over 300 exhibitors are also scheduled to be on hand representing a diverse range of product categories to update retailers on innovations, solutions and new products to drive customer satisfaction.


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