UPDATING: Industry Events Affected by Coronavirus Outbreak

Industry Events Affected by Coronavirus Outbreak
Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., was postponed in March and a new date has not been announced.

As we enter the second month of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, many grocery and food industry organizations are postponing, canceling or rescheduling events.

Below are some of the events that have been affected so far. Progressive Grocer will update this list regularly as we receive more information about postponed, canceled or rescheduled events.


Events are listed in the chronological order in which they were originally scheduled.



3/3 Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, Calif., canceled.

3/15 Seafood Expo, Boston, rescheduled for Sept. 22-24. 

3/15 SPECS Show 2020, Dallas, Texas, rescheduled for June 28.

3/19 Future Food-Tech, San Francisco, postponed, no new date announced. 

3/21 ASD Market Week, Las Vegas, proceeding as planned.

3/22 Shoptalk, Las Vegas, rescheduled for Sept. 14-17.   

3/22 SNAXPO, Charlotte, N.C., rescheduled for March 28-30, 2021                               

3/26 NoCo Hemp Expo, Denver, Colo., rescheduled for Aug. 6.   

3/26 PLMA Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, Scottsdale, Ariz., rescheduled for Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C.                                          

3/30 IRI Growth Summit, Orlando, Fla., canceled.                                                     

3/31 WMU Food Marketing Conference, Grand Rapids, Mich., postponed, no new date announced.

3/31 Digital Signage Expo, Las Vegas, rescheduled to Sept.15-18.


4/2 University of Arizona Global Retailing Conference, Tucson, Ariz., rescheduled for Oct. 8.

4/13 Produce for Better Health Foundation Consumer Connection Conference, Scottsdale, Ariz., canceled. 

4/15 RCA Conference, San Diego, proceeding as planned.

4/20 Alimentaria, Barcelona, rescheduled for Sept. 14-17.

4/20 SupplySide East, Secaucus, N.J., rescheduled for June 23-24.

4/25 NACDS Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Ariz., canceled.                             

4/26 Food Automation and Manufacturing Conference and Expo, Miami, proceeding as planned.

4/29 Viva Fresh, Dallas, postponed or canceled, no new date announced.


5/2 Western Association of Food Chains, Palm Desert, Calif., proceeding as planned.

5/3 RILA 2020 Retail Asset Protection Conference, Grapevine, Texas, canceled.

5/4 Food Safety Summit, Rosemont, Ill., rescheduled for Oct. 19-20, 2020.

5/5 Path to Purchase i3, Chicago, rescheduled to spring 2021.   

5/11 Velocity: The My Private Brand Conference, Charlotte, N.C., rescheduled for Aug. 3-5, 2020

5/16 NRA Show, Chicago, canceled.

5/17 RECon, Las Vegas, proceeding as planned.

5/19 Sweet and Snacks Expo, Chicago, canceled.

5/26 PLMA International, Amsterdam, proceeding as planned.

5/31 IDDBA, Indianapolis, Ind., canceled.


6/1 Nielsen Consumer 360, Orlando, Fla., canceled.                                       

6/1 Sustainable Brands Summit, Long Beach, Calif., proceeding as planned.

6/3 Home Delivery World, Philadelphia, proceeding as planned.

6/5 Plant-Based World Expo, New York City, canceled.

6/8 World Tea Conference and Expo, Denver, rescheduled for Oct. 15-18.

6/16 United Fresh, San Diego, Calif., expo moved online. 

6/16 GS1 Connect 2020, Las Vegas, Nev., proceeding as planned. 

6/28 Summer Fancy Food Show, New York City, canceled.

6/22 Analytics Unite, Chicago, proceeding as planned. 


7/12 IFT Conference, Chicago, proceeding as planned.

7/12 NRFTech, Dana Point, Calif., proceeding as planned.

7/20 Digital Food & Beverage, Austin, Texas, proceeding as planned.

7/24 PMA Foodservice, Monterey, Calif., proceeding as planned.


8/8 NACDS Total Store Expo, San Diego, Calif., proceeding as planned.

8/9 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo/Healthy Food Expo West, Anaheim, Calif., cancelled.

8/9 Coffee Fest Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif., cancelled.

8/28 Coffee Fest Chicago, Chicago, cancelled.

8/30 Total Meal Solutions, Chicago, proceeding as planned.


9/10 CBA (GMA) Leadership Forum, Colorado Springs, Colo., proceeding as planned.

9/14 Groceryshop, Las Vegas, rescheduled to spring 2021.

9/23 Natural Products Expo East, Philadelphia, proceeding as planned.

9/28 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show/Healthy Food Expo Florida, Orlando, Fla., cancelled.


10/11 NACS Show, Las Vegas, proceeding as planned.

10/15 PMA Fresh, Dallas, proceeding as planned.

10/21 Grocery Delivery Connect, Phoenix, proceeding as planned.

10/22 Sustainable Retail Summit, Amsterdam, proceeding as planned.

10/27 SupplySide West, Las Vegas, proceeding as planned.



11/4-5 Top Women in Grocery, Orlando, Fla., proceeding as planned.

11/11 Path to Purchase Expo, Chicago, proceeding as planned.

11/16 PLMA, Chicago, proceeding as planned.



12/16 MJBizCon, Las Vegas, proceeding as planned.


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