The Auto-Star team was excited to exhibit at the annual National Grocers Association (NGA) Show 2020 in San Diego this past week. This is the place to be for independent grocers across the U.S. that want to take advantage of top-notch education, great networking and an opportunity to see the latest from leading industry suppliers. Technology was a huge focus of the show as in years past. Independent grocers understand the importance of investing in smart technology to help them compete against large chains, big box retailers and now online grocers. The NGA Show 2020, and in particular CART (the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology), did a great job of bringing together today’s leading solution providers.
Our booth was hopping throughout the show and looked great with the help of Auto-Star resellers; MVP Technologies, who brought a sleek new Italian made checkout from SCS and Northern Payment Systems, who setup the POS demo including industry hardware from Epson, Datalogic and Ingenico.
The full checkout gave independent grocers at the NGA Show 2020 the opportunity to get “hands on” with the great new technology that we were featuring including:
- Integrated eWIC processing making transactions faster while eliminating errors
- Quick Flip making it easy to manage non-scannable or difficult to scan items
- Star-Link Reporting and Analytics for groups of any size
- Newly designed customer advertising screen
- Ecommerce and grocery delivery solutions with Mercato
The NGA Show 2020 was a great way for our team to connect with the thriving independent grocery business in the U.S. There are obstacles to be sure, including; delivery services, online and big box retailers but it’s clear from speaking to the leading independent grocers in attendance that they are up for the challenge.