Innovation Expo

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October 17 & 18, 2017
Hyatt Regency & KI Center
Green Bay, WI
 

EXPO EDUCATION 

SCHEDULE & SEMINARS

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Noon - Registration

1:00 pm               Seminar #1

2:00 pm               Seminar #2

3:00 pm               Seminar #3

5:00 - 8:00 pm   Innovation Happy Hour 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

8:15 am                 Seminar #4

9:15 am                  Industry Keynote Speaker

10:30 - 10:45         Break

10:45 - Noon         Grocery Industry Summit
                                       includes annual WGA Member Meeting

Noon - 4:00 pm    Wisconsin Grocer Trade Show

4:00 - 5:00 pm      Great Wisconsin Bag-Off

5:00 - 6:30 pm      Chairman's Banquet Reception

6:30 - 9:00 pm      Chairman's Banquet dinner & awards program

9:00 pm                  Program Concludes
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2016 - Innovation Expo - WINNERS!

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    CADE LAMBRECHT, Festival Foods - Appleton won 1st Place in Great Wisconsin Bag-Off!

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    L to R: 3rd Place, RACHEL MARTIN, Larry's Piggly Wiggly. 2nd Place, EMMA PIEPENBROK, Metcalfe Market - Hilldale, Madison. 1st Place, CADE LAMBRECHT, Festival Foods - Appleton

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    PAM COY, Viking Village, won 2 full registrations to the NGA Show! Thank you National Grocers Association!

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    BRIAN HASS, Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly (center) won the Acuity Ipad and photo with Matt Lepay, Randy Nitsch, Ron Dayne and Brandon Scholz.

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    MARK STINEBRINK, Stinebrink's Piggly Wiggly, won the PAC Raffle for a $1500 Cabela's Gift Certificate. Sponsored by John's Refrigeration.

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    GREG HANSEN, Hansen's IGA, won expense paid trip to Day in Washington DC!

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    LORI FOX, Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly, won $100 in Trade Show Cash!

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  • Megan Olsen won $100 Trade Show Cash!

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    MEGAN OLSEN, Olsen's Piggly Wiggly, won $100 Trade Show Cash!

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    Check for Winners & Donations under Foundation Fundraisers!

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WI GROCERY TRADE SHOW - 2016         Photo Review


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sponsored by:
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Sponsor Contact Information

INNOVATION HAPPY HOUR - 2016         Photo Review

GREAT WI BAG-OFF - 2017

Sponsored by:
GREAT WISCONSIN BAG-OFF
October 18, 2017
Hyatt Regency & KI Center
Green Bay, WI
Sponsored by:   Lipari Foods

2016 Bag-Off Winners

1st Place       Cade Lambrecht, Festival Foods, Appleton
2nd Place     Emma Piepenbrok, Metcalfe Markets - Hilldale
3rd Place      Rachel Marktin, Larry's Piggly Wiggly, Little Chute

CHAIRMAN'S BANQUET & AWARD WINNERS

2017 WGA AWARDS

Please join us in recognizing and rewarding those who continuously go above and beyond the call of duty, by congratulating the 2016 WGA Award Winners!  

Click on the honoree names to view their biography and information about their surprise award announcement.

2017 GROCER OF THE YEAR


2017 EXCELLENCE IN OPERATIONS

2017 VENDOR OF THE YEAR
The Vendor of the Year award recognizes one vendor for their many contributions as a grocery industry partner, helping grocers strategically merchandise products and increase sales in one or multiple store categories. 

2016 VENDOR OF THE YEARGreat Lakes Coca-Cola

Click here for past Vendor of the Year winners


2016 Community Service Award
The Community Service award recognizes those who go above and beyond for their community. 

2016 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
Mike BellinNew London Festival Foods
Mitch EvelandCapitol Centre Market & Lake Mills Market
 Angie Pierce & Dave PiercePierce's Markets
Randy RoosaTrig's, Minocqua
Dave SpiegelhoffGooseberries Fresh Food Market

Click here for past winners of the Community Service Award


MARK YOUR 2017 CALENDAR!!

Watch For Special Announcement 
April 2017!! 
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