The EXPO

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Get ready to shop 420,000+ net-square-foot expo floor with 1,200+ exhibiting companies showcasing thousands of products and services. If you miss the expo this year, you will have to wait 361 days for your next opportunity. Do you want to wait 361 days?

Stay Ahead of the Game with the Cool New Products Preview Room
A show favorite, the Cool New Products Preview Room lets you discover the latest, hottest, cutting-edge products and ideas that are ready to redefine our industry. Divided into five expo floor categories for your convenience—Merchandise, Candy & Snacks; Technology; Facility Operations; Fuel Equipment & Services; and Foodservice—it’s loaded with innovative products, services, merchandising strategies, and other growth opportunities. This is where customer, convenience, and cool are available and ready to become part of your store. Here, you can get your custom expo “shopping list” early complete with product details and exhibitor contact information.

See it First in the New Exhibitor Area
Located on the expo floor, the New Exhibitor Area features only supplier companies that have never exhibited at the NACS Show before. Be one of the first to engage with brands and services that are at the NACS Show for the first time. Get ahead of the game and your competition with these new products that are ready to hit the shelves and make your cash registers and attendants busier than they’ve ever been.

Cool New Ideas Stage
New for 2018! See what’s cool showcased in a whole new way. You already know that NEW is what’s going to help you compete. Take your discovery a step further at the Cool New Ideas Stage (Booth 173). This is an interactive meeting place, where you can hear what other retailers are predicting to be the “next big thing”, listen to several 20-minute presentations each day that connect you back to what retailers think is “cool” at this year’s Show. And since a picture is worth a thousand words – we’ll be broadcasting cell phone pics from the expo, with industry leaders reporting in on what’s catching their eye. Take advantage of their discoveries for your store! Because “C” is also for collaboration!

Schedule of presentations:

  • October 8 & 9
    • 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm
    • 2:30 pm – 2:50 pm
    • 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
  • October 10  
    • 10:00 am – 10:20 am
    • 11:00 am – 11:20 am