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Convention Schedule

Wednesday, October 20th

  • 9:30 AM - BUY MO! Golf Tournament Presented by Shazam
  • 5:30 PM - Vendor Social in Trade Show (Paradise B&C)
  • 7:30 PM - Night at Landshark (dinner with drinks and fun!)

Thursday, October 21st

  • 7:30 AM - Breakfast Begins
  • 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Business Sessions:
                                                "Industry Challenges & Solutions"
  • 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Trade Show (Paradise B&C)
  • 6:30 PM - Cocktail Reception with Drinks and Appetizers
  • 7:00 PM - President's Gala and Awards Dinner

Friday, October 22nd

  • 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM - Grab and Go Breakfast

We encourage you to bring your Buyers/Managers to Thursday’s portion of the convention to participate in our Business Sessions and Trade Show. With no cost for these individuals to participate in these events, the MGA will comp $10 off your full registration price, for retailers, for each individual you bring. Meaning if you bring 5 managers or buyers you will receive $50 off your full registration price.
Benefits for bringing these associates:

  1. Providing tools and resources for leadership growth
  2. Opportunity to network and socialize with their fellow industry peers
  3. Growing their grocery industry knowledge
  4. Meeting with various and new vendors in a fun and engaging atmosphere

Business Session Topics

Today’s industry challenges range from employment and technology, rising agriculture costs, how best to market your store or business and how to receive and maintain local products. These business session topics hope to educate and address those issues and more.

Employment & Technology- Will cover everything from keeping employees to how to best address the growing technological needs of your store and business. Speakers will talk about the growing number of self-checkouts in stores and how to balance and maintain employees versus maintaining technology.

Agriculture Commodities- With the rising cost of soybeans, corn, lumber, meat and other commodities it is important to stay up to date on these different issues. We will have the privilege of having speakers talk on these topics and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Marketing: Reaching Your Consumers- Will focus on the best way for retailers and products to best market themselves to reach new and current customers. This is a growing challenge as we move beyond the pandemic.

Keeping It Local: Challenge for Small Vendors- This will discuss the rewards and challenges of bringing local products into your store and business. The discussion will offer suggestions on how local companies should go about meeting with retailers and the challenges retailers face with getting local products into the stores.

The Missouri Grocers Association315 N Ken Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 | Phone: 417-831-6667 | Fax: 417-831-3907

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