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SNAC International will be a pavilion partner for the first time at the 2018 NGA Show, scheduled for Feb. 11-14 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas. The 600-square-foot pavilion on the expo floor will feature manufacturers of a wide range of snacks, from classic fare to healthier options, and will include potato chips, tortilla chips, puffed snacks, pretzels, popcorn, meat and fruit snacks, and snack nuts and crackers, made from such ingredients as potatoes, corn, pulses (chickpeas, lentils), vegetables, and ancient grains.
“With snacking now accounting for half of all eating occasions, we’re excited to provide the unique opportunity for independent retailers to explore a diverse set of exhibitors in this growing segment of the food industry,” noted Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO of Arlington, Va.-based National Grocers Association (NGA). “The pavilion promises to help attendees stay ahead of the consumer-trend curve by bringing new and exciting snack products to their store shelf.”
“With the snack category rapidly evolving, SNAC International members are seeking new opportunities to showcase their products in front of prospective consumers,” added Elizabeth Avery, president and CEO of Arlington-based SNAC International, formerly known as the Snack Food Association. “The NGA Show is a perfect opportunity for our members, many of whom are smaller businesses, to share information about their products with members of the dynamic independent grocery sector.”
The 2017 NGA Show had 3,400 registered attendees, marking its seventh consecutive year of record-breaking attendance levels, and offered more than 325 exhibitors in such categories as as produce, meat, technology, craft beers, general merchandise, ethnic food products and the health, wellness and beauty product sectors.