Grocery Shop Events 2021

September 28, 2021

Where: Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Convention Center

When: September 19-22, 2021

Senior Writer: Kamilah Foster

CEO/CFO: Charles Rush

It’s that time again. Groceryshop THE LEADING EVENT FOR GROCERY & CPG SEPTEMBER 19-22, 2021 in MANDALAY BAY, LAS VEGAS. Groceryshop was founded by the team that created the world’s largest retail conference, Shoptalk. Groceryshop launched in 2018 becoming the leading event for innovation in grocery and CPG. From consumer behavior to the supply chain, every aspect of grocery and CPG is undergoing massive transformation. This transformation was accelerated by COVID-19, creating a new urgency to embrace innovative technologies and business models. So much has changed. So much to learn. So many partnerships to explore. Another aspect of change was also Health and Safety. Before attending you had to provide a photo of your Covid-19 vaccination record or of a negative test to their 3rd party verification service. Not fully vaccinated? If you didn’t have the chance to get tested prior to departing for Las Vegas, the Mandalay Bay they provided onsite testing for hotel guests at their own expense. The Poolside Welcome Reception (sponsored by Shipt), featuring a real sandy beach was a different spin to bring hundreds of retailers and brands together in a fun, social environment conducive to creating new peer connections as well as deepening existing relationships.

Groceryshop brings together national and regional grocery retailers, drug stores, convenience stores, drug stores, club/warehouse stores, discount stores, D2C startups, meal kits, and ecommerce players as well as CPG brands in food and beverage, beauty, personal care, household, health and other verticals. More than 250 companies exhibited at and sponsor Groceryshop 2021. Grocery retailers is making the changes with how they engage with grocery shoppers. The Times have changed and there’s new ways to win grocery shoppers over. Such as curb-side picking up your groceries, ordering online, delivery services, digitally ads and many other ways.

Grocery Shop brings the industry experts together who offer very important technology and tools that are must-have tools in grocery industry supply chains. Kroger’s CEO and Chairman Rodney McCullen, Co-Founder and CEO Tony XU of Door Dash, EVP Chief Food and Beverage officer Rick Gomez and many more grocery industry leaders, over 2,100 people attended the conference this year. In the keynote speeches were exhibits and conversations about: Insights on the Future of Grocery, tactics for elevating the store, new store formats, layouts and the changing role of the store, fulfillment, pickup, delivery tech, and so much more.

Technology evolution continues daily. Grocery shoppers are demanding more ways to keep up with it, when it comes to shopping. As a retailer you must make the changes while deciding how not to pass the investment costs of technology upgrades to your shoppers. If grocery retailers don’t invest more funds into technology going into 2022, many will suffer or lose shoppers to the competition who made the necessary upgrades and changes to satisfy the consumer.