Progressive Grocer Awards & Events

Get in on the action and be part of the grocery industry’s premier celebrations


Nov. 7-9; Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Fla. 

Progressive Grocer's Grocery Impact is the event where grocery leaders meet to exchange ideas, celebrate success and build relationships. The event will bring together the disruptors, innovators, pacesetters and leaders in grocery – present and future – for three days of education, collaboration, networking and celebration.

The upcoming Grocery Impact will also include the following special events: the Top Women in Grocery (TWIG) program and formal dinner gala and awards reception; and GenNext Awards and Symposium. 

For more information about the 2023 Grocery Impact, CLICK HERE

Top Women in Grocery

The annual Top Women in Grocery (TWIG) program is Progressive Grocer's prominent award competition and event where we recognize female leadership from the retail, supplier and service provider community. Candidates are nominated by colleagues and peers for one of three categories: Senior-Level Executives, Rising Stars and Store Managers. 

But TWIG is much more than a prestigious award. The awards gala is preceded by a Leadership Development Program during which high value content is shared to help our TWIG community advance their careers and discover new ways to impact their organizations.

To find out the winners of the 2023 competition, CLICK HERE.

GenNext Awards & Symposium

Progressive Grocer's annual GenNext Awards recognizes innovators, disruptors or difference-makers having an impact on their organization, the industry and colleagues. They are young professionals who possesses that “it” factor that is hard to describe but sets them apart as a next generation industry leader.

And it's during the GenNext Symposium where we bring together these most promising emerging talent to address crucial issues shaping the future of the grocery industry. This forum gives the most complete perspective of what's next for grocery.

The 2023 GenNext honorees will be announced soon. 

For a list of the 2022 GenNext winners, CLICK HERE.



The annual Outstanding Independents Awards program honors the innovation and resilience of indie grocers.  

Independent grocers distinguished themselves by working hard, making a difference in their communities, and taking care of customers in new and unique ways. Now we are asking you to tell us about your outstanding year of service.

ENTER HERE to submit your nominations for Outstanding Independents. 



This awards program recognizes leadership among supplier companies that serve America’s retailers of food and consumables and is the longest-running program of its type.

Category Captains honors suppliers whose brand is winning when it comes to staying ahead of consumer insights, demand forecasts, replenishment, data-driven pricing and promotion decisions.

ENTER HERE to submit your nomination for the 2023 program. 

For the 2022 class of Category Captain winners, CLICK HERE.  


Editors' Picks is one of the highest accolades a brand can receive for successful product innovation, differentiation and category performance. Since 2004, the Editors’ Picks awards program has recognized the evolution of cutting-edge product innovation, giving retail buyers a comprehensive guide to the latest and greatest new products that meet consumers’ ever-increasing demand for functional, interesting and on-trend products.

The winners for 2023 competition are available online

For 2022's best new products, CLICK HERE




This first-of-its-kind initiative showcases 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.

Impact Awards is open to retailers, suppliers and solution provider companies in the food and consumables industry. 

2023 program winners will be announced soon. 

To view 2022's recipients, CLICK HERE


July 12-14; The Westin Cincinnati

The inaugural GroceryTech event, produced by Progressive Grocer and RIS News, brought together the combined community of business and technology grocery executives on the journey to modernize their technology infrastructure to support innovation — to help grocers replicate the “small neighborhood grocery store on the corner” concept, while still operating profitably at scale.

The event’s theme, "Scaling with Personalization," focused on how grocery executives — including leadership and business implementation executives across IT, supply chain, marketing, and store operations — can build a technology infrastructure to profitably serve shoppers now and into the future.

For scenes from the first GroceryTech event, CLICK HERE.

Interested in sponsoring/advertising in any of these programs? CLICK HERE to contact a sales rep for more information.