NACDS gears up for 2011 Marketplace Conference

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores once again is offering retailers and suppliers the opportunity to meet and work together to bring new, innovative products to market.

NACDS' 2011 Marketplace Conference will unite industry leaders from drug, food, mass, dollar and specialty retail at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from June 25 to 28.

This year's conference will host the cornerstone program "Meet the Market," which pairs targeted suppliers and manufacturers with corresponding retailers for personalized appointments. More than 8,000 appointments are expected to be conducted during this one-day program, NACDS said.

Additional programs include “Meet the Retailer/How to Do Business With …” sessions, a seminar hosted by NACDS and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and more.

In an effort to enhance attendees' efficiency and experience, the group recently launched its 2011 Marketplace Web-based mobile application, which can be accessed at

“The NACDS Marketplace Conference is the place for industry leaders to come together to develop key relationships that can further enhance their businesses,” NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson said. “Retailers and suppliers will find opportunities that will not only take place during this four-day conference, but will extend well beyond as they return to their businesses and conduct their day-to-day operations.”

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