Last week, we had the privilege of presenting at the Groceryshop conference in Las Vegas. This four-day event was filled with great content and insights from grocery and CPG industry leaders, as well as research firms.  Best of all: it was in person!

The conference theme, “Gradually, Then Suddenly, Transformation Hits the Grocery Industry,” was the perfect backdrop for the challenges and experiences most grocers and suppliers have felt for the past 18 months.

Groceryshop 2021

The Groceryshop conference boasted an estimated attendance of around 2,000, which was great to see.  Participants enjoyed touring the expo floor where solution providers showcased the latest in grocery technologies. Our many conversations with industry peers covered most areas of the grocery business, and beyond excitement about getting back in person, most themes focused on innovations in the grocery industry to address a very changed consumer and supply landscape.  Wearing a mask all day wasn’t any fun, but the front-line grocery workers do it, so we kept that perspective firmly in check.

Throughout the conference, presentations and conversations focused on the following grocery innovations and trends: