Why Attend

The NACDS Total Store Expo is the industry’s largest gathering of its most influential leaders. It is a combination of both strategic and tactical business meetings between existing and new trading partners and is attended by industry decision-makers. It will give you and your company a unique opportunity to gain new insights into today’s evolving marketplace and set your course for the future.

The Total Store Expo format includes a formal business program featuring renowned experts and speakers. The Expo also includes a variety of Insight Sessions which features industry experts and panels on some of today’s most important issues. Some sessions offer CE credit for pharmacists. These sessions are followed by meetings between retailers and exhibitors in the exhibit hall.

What is the Cost?

We can’t put a price on the tremendous value of attending the NACDS Total Store Expo. It’s FREE! There is NO registration fee for retail attendees. In addition, by participating in Meet the Market, a program of prearranged appointments, you may be eligible for a travel subsidy, subject to our approval and limitations.

I’ve attended every Total Store Expo since its inception. TSE is a great platform to launch and introduce new items as well as have very productive meetings with our retail and vendor partners. At E & J Gallo Winery, we find the show to be as valuable as Annual.

Herb Smith

Vice President Off-Premise Customer Development & Category Management at E & J Gallo Winery

Total Store Expo is the venue to ensure that you are meeting with all the right functions to bring your business plans to life! We enjoy meeting the customers each year to shore up the plans and share updates on all the new innovations.

Lisa Paley

GSK Head of North America

This is a great conference. There is such a diverse group of companies present, from technology to pharma, merchandising, etc. It’s a great experience, and a very nice business networking opportunity.”

Carl Bertram


The industry is changing and we need to do things differently. We're always looking for new ways to innovate and see what's out there. The Total Store Expo is one of the best opportunities to meet new people, new vendors, and companies!

Gary Petruzzelli

Retail Business Services, an Ahold Delhaize USA company