What is Grocery Industry Week?

The last year has been a rollercoaster for every industry. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the way we do business, the way our customers shop and even the way we consume information. As the world gets back to a "new normal" Progressive Grocer is excited to debut the first annual Grocery Industry Week! 

This week will be dedicated to:

  • Celebrating the successes of industry members over the last year
  • Learning about new industry trends and best practices
  • Networking with industry peers and clients to grow connections
  • Advancing the industry forward in the new decade!

Progressive Grocer celebrates 99 years serving the industry as the #1 grocery media brand!

Join us in sunny Orlando, FL to celebrate industry success and look forward to what the future of the industry brings!

Learn more about each event occuring during the week by clicking below:

November 1-3, 2021

Retail Foodservice Innovation (RFI) 2021 will provide solutions to growing meal revenue in the wake of the upside-down environment created by COVID-19.

2021 Topics Include:
- Technology
- Food Safety
- Merchandising
- Delivery Options
- Business Model Innovation
- Customer Loyalty and Retention

November 2, 2021

This first-of-its-kind initiative will showcase the positive impact retailers, suppliers and solution providers are having with environmental, social and governance efforts. Progressive Grocer's aim is to amplify the accomplishments of retail industry leaders, highlight innovative approaches and inspire the industry to further to greatness by “honoring exceptionalism" across 9 categories.


November 1-2, 2021

The GenNext Symposium addresses crucial issues shaping the future of the grocery industry like labor & retention, technology,  diversity & inclusion, and the changing habits of shoppers. 

By bringing together the most innovating emerging talent with the GenNext Awards gives the most complete perspective of what's next for grocery. 



November 3-4, 2021

Progressive Grocer's Top Women in Grocery award is the most prestigious honor for female leaders in the grocery industry.  

Award winners represent all levels in the industry within both the retailer and supplier communities. Candidates are nominated by colleagues and peers for one of three categories: Senior-Level Executives, Rising Stars, and Store Managers.