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More industry event cancellations: COVID-19 update

By Retail Leader staff - 03/11/2020
Sweets & Snacks Expo is among a new group of events scheduled for May to be canceled.

As the number of confirmed coronavirus case grows, many retail and food industry events are being postponed or canceled. Below is a list of key events that have been affected so far as well as events scheduled for later in the year. Retail Leader 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., postponed, no new date announced.

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

3/15 SPECS Show 2020, Dallas, Texas, rescheduled to 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 to Sept. 14-17. 

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

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

3/26 PLMA Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, Scottsdale, Ariz., postponed to 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 to Oct. 8.

4/15 RCA Conference, San Diego, canceled.

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

4/20 SupplySide East, Secaucus, N.J., rescheduled to 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, canceled.



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.                                      

5/5 National Hardware Show, Las Vegas, postponed, no new date announced.

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

5/16 NRA Show, Chicago, canceled.

5/17 RECon, Las Vegas, postponed.

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

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, rescheduled to Oct 29-30.

6/5 Plant-Based World Expo, New York City, rescheduled for Oct 2-3.

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.

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

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

8/30 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.



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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