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Progressive Grocer Awards & Events


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

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

To view images of the 2023 Grocery Impact Event that took place in Orlando Fla., Nov. 7-9, CLICK HERE.

The 2024 Grocery Impact conference will take place Nov. 6-8, 2024, at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando.

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.

The 2024 TWIG AWARDS nominations are now closed.

To view images from the 2023 TWIG Gala, click on the following photo albums:


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.

Check out the 2023 GenNext winners HERE

For images of GenNext'ers receiving their award during 2023 Grocery Impact, click 2023 GenNext Awards Album. 

The 2024 GenNext Awards program is now closed.



The 2024 GroceryTech conference took place in Dallas June 5-7. The event brings together grocery executives and solution providers featuring the platforms, software, hardware and virtual systems that are driving the next wave of change in the grocery industry. Over three epic days, explore how to create seamless customer experiences, execute more data-driven initiatives, overcome a shortfall of resources, and leverage new technologies to drive sustained growth.



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.

For the list of 2024 winners CLICK HERE

The 2025 Outstanding Independents program will begin accepting nominations on Sept. 5. Check back here then for nomination instructions.



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.

For the 2023 class of Category Captain winners, CLICK HERE.  

The 2024 Category Captains program will begin accepting nominations on July 8. Check back here then for nomination instructions.



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.

The 2024 competition is now closed. 

2023 program winners can be found HERE

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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.

View last year's winners HERE

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

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