Get In On the Action, Be Part of Progressive Grocer's Events


Progressive Grocer is bringing innovation to the food and consumables industry this fall with a unique series of events designed to educate, inspire and recognize leadership. Our lineup of events is consistent with Progressive Grocer’s “ahead of what’s next” philosophy and includes four events focused on industry priority areas. These virtual events include:

Retail Foodservice Innovation Summit ​​
October 27, 2021

First up this fall is the Retail Foodservice Innovation Summit (RFI) where we will provide solutions to growing meal revenue in the wake of the upside-down environment created by COVID-19. Built around a framework of learn, navigate, apply and compete, RFI is built for speed. Attendees with gain actionable insights in a fast-past environment to deliver a high return on invested time.

Foodservice is changing fast and operators are striving to invent the future. Be part of RFI to see what that future looks like and how you can more effectively participate. Check out the agenda and register here.


The Top Women In Grocery
November 3-4, 2021

Progressive Grocer's Top Women in Grocery (TWIG) program is the signature event in the food and consumables where we recognize female leadership. Now in its 15th year, there is nothing like it. We recognize leadership and the efforts of outstanding women from the retail, supplier and service provider community. And what a community it is. There are Trailblazer Award winners, Hall of Fame inductees, and TWIG winners at every level of the industry including senior executives, rising stars and store managers.

But TWIG is much more than an awards program. The event is preceded by a Leadership Development Program (LDP) during which high value content is shared to help our TWIG community advance their careers and discovers new ways to impact their organizations.

To learn more about TWIG and how to participate in the education component of the event, click here.


The Impact Awards and ESG Summit & Idea Exchange
December 2, 2021

This first-of-its-kind initiative showcases the positive impact retailers, suppliers and solution providers are having with environmental, social and governance efforts. In just its first year, the Impact Awards drew tremendous interest, enabling Progressive Grocer to recognize the exceptional efforts of 25 companies in nine areas of impact.

We take things to the next level on Dec. 2, by recognizing Impact Award winners and hosting the ESG Summit & Idea Exchange to facilitate the sharing of information to further amplify the impact on honorees.

To learn more about the Impact Awards and Impact Summit & Idea Exchange, click here.

December 9, 2021

The GenNext Future Leaders Forum is where we appreciate and help develop the grocery industry's pipeline of talent. In 2021 we recognized nearly 100 GenNext recipients under the age of 40 who distinguished themselves through their actions and ability to inspire others. These leaders and other looking to join their ranks will participate in a unique event designed to inspire and equip grocery leaders with fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to promote personal development and organizational success.

To learn more and register, click here.