Retailer Resources

To aid your search for the next big idea, NACDS offers an array of resources that will make your Total Store Expo experience efficient and powerful.

Appointment Planner

Connect with exhibitors and schedule appointments to maximize your show experience.

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Collaborative Meeting Agenda

Developing your meeting agenda with your trading partner will ensure you are addressing the most compelling topics with the right decision-makers and influencers in the meeting. NACDS has created the Collaborative Agenda template for companies to use with their trading partners to co-create the agenda.

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A custom view of the exhibiting companies most relevant to your categories.


​Product Showcase

Looking for new merchandising ideas? Preview products in advance of Total Store Expo and then again in the showcases on the exhibit hall floor.

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In order to assist you with your preparation for Total Store Expo, NACDS will conduct webinars in 2019. Webinar invitations, with participation details, will be emailed out directly. For questions about these webinars, please contact Andrew Klapmust at 703-837-4628 or

Retailer Resources

Review all of the online resources including the Retailer Resources, Participants, and Appointment Planner. Invite sent to all registered retail attendees.

Webinar Dates:
Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Thursday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. EST – Meet the Market Webinar to follow

Meet The Market - Retailers

Once you have your Meet the Market schedule, what do you do? We’ll review your next steps including how to access your schedule online, how to make edits, reviewing the profiles of companies matched to you and onsite logistics. Invitation will be emailed to all retail participants in the program with their own schedules.

Webinar Date:
Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. EST – following the Retailer Resources Webinar

Sustainable Shoppers Webinar – April 9, 2019

Julia Wilson, Vice President of Global Responsibility & Sustainability at Nielsen, dives into how sustainability in the FMCG landscape is evolving in this presentation. Consumers aren’t just demanding that companies make changes to better the world. They’re also making a few adjustments themselves. The majority (73%) of consumers say they would definitely or probably change their consumption habits to reduce their impact on the environment. That doesn’t mean every sustainability trend provides an equal opportunity for growth. There’s a wealth of sales trends globally that show that products living in the sweet spot of “healthy for me and healthy for the world” are growing in demand.

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Mind, Beauty and Soul Webinar – May 7, 2019

Today’s beauty consumer is evolved. Beauty is a line item on her holistic wellness plan and she already knows the basics of what is natural, therefore she is looking beyond labels to understand the specific ingredients in products. Join this webinar to hear from Karen Wolfe, VP of Client Development at Nielsen as she uses a combination of point-of-sale data, consumer panel and custom research to present new insights to help you understand who the evolved beauty consumer is. You’ll also learn how to navigate the ever-changing ingredient game; bring clarity to beauty consumers’ perceptions of sustainability and wellness; and leverage an omni-channel approach to create new opportunities.

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Made In USA

Supplier companies who have indicated that they have one or more products that qualify under FTC regulations as “Made in USA.”

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Supplier Diversity

Companies indicating they have a Supplier Diversity Program working to incorporate minority-owned and/or women-owned and operated businesses into their network.

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