Event Calendar Update: COVID-19 Cancellations and Postponements

The NACS Show is a go in Las Vegas on October 11-14.

As the COVID-19 situation remains very dynamic, retail and food industry event organizers have been forced to cancel, postpone or convert live events to virtual only gatherings. 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 Aug. 2-4.

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., postponed to 2021.

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, canceled.

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., virtual only.

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, now cancelled.

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., canceled.

6/22 Analytics Unite, Chicago, postponed to Oct. 4-6.  

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



7/12 IFT Conference, Chicago, virtual only.

7/12 NRFTech, Dana Point, Calif., canceled.

7/24 PMA Foodservice, Monterey, Calif., canceled.



8/8 NACDS Total Store Expo, San Diego, Calif., canceled.


9/1-3 Progressive Grocers'sRetail Foodservice Innovation Summit, virtual event.

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

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

9/14 Shoptalk, Las Vegas, rescheduled from original dates in March

9/23 Natural Products Expo East, Philadelphia, canceled.



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.

11/10 Path to Purchase Expo, Chicago, proceeding as planned.

11/16 PLMA, Chicago, proceeding as planned.



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