U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will present the keynote address during the opening session of the National Grocers Association Show on Sunday, Feb. 11, in Las Vegas.
As a late-breaking addition to the NGA Show, Perdue will share his thoughts on the public-private partnership between the USDA and food industry stakeholders. “Independent, community-focused retailers and wholesalers are the backbone of their communities, taking on the roles of job creators, innovators, and economic drivers. We look forward to hearing the secretary’s thoughts on regulatory reform, the outlook of a farm bill and other policies that directly impact our industry,” NGA President and CEO Peter Larkin said in a statement announcing Perdue’s addition to the 2018 show lineup.
The NGA Show gathers over 3,000 independent grocery retailers, wholesalers, food industry executives, manufacturers and service providers from around the world to discuss emerging trends within the food retailing industry.
More information, including a link to online registration for the NGA Show, can be found here.