CHICAGO—A record 380-plus new exhibitors will be featured in the NACS Show’s New Exhibitor Area, offering retailer buyers a sneak peek at new products before they hit retail shelves. The area opens Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m., one hour earlier than the Expo floor.

Returning for a sixth year, the New Exhibitor Area is bigger than ever this year with 25,000 square feet of exhibit space boasting the latest products, services and companies entering the convenience store market. Retailers have the opportunity to meet new suppliers and discover the innovative products that are about to hit the convenience channel and help to increase store profits.

“One of the top three reasons attendees visit the NACS Show is to find new products. The New Exhibitor Area is a must-see destination to discover trends and new suppliers,” said Jeff McQuilkin, NACS director, exhibit sales and services. “And this year we are breaking records with our highest number ever of first-time exhibitors and exhibit floor space.”

Located in South Building/Hall A near the Cool New Products Preview Room, the dedicated space hosts more than 380 exhibitors across 25,000 square feet. The area is conveniently organized into the same five categories as the Show Expo: Merchandise, Candy & Snacks; Technology; Foodservice; Facility Operations and Fuel Equipment & Services.

Attendees will be introduced to companies that may have existed in other channels but are new to the convenience and fuel retail industry. They also can experience new products and services from familiar faces at the NACS Show.

Be the first to engage with the latest technology, products and companies entering the convenience store market, including emerging categories.

The New Exhibitor Area offers bonus viewings, with a preview hour from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday before the rest of the Expo floor opens.

View the map, along with other Expo floor maps, on the free NACS Show mobile app. Search “NACS Show” in the Apple store or Google Play for the free app or visit

New Exhibitor Area
South Building/Exhibit Hall A
October 6: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
(open 1 hour earlier than main exhibits)

October 7: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
(open 1 hour earlier than main exhibits)

October 8: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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