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Why Exhibit

Over 160,000 stores, 250+ leading domestic and international omnichannel retailers including drug, food, mass, specialty, natural, eCommerce, and value channels. All manufacturer, supplier, services, sales and marketing, and consulting companies must have their own booth space in order to attend.

The NACDS Total Store Expo is the industry’s largest and most influential gathering. It is a combination of both strategic and tactical business meetings between existing and new trading partners and is attended by industry decision-makers. Showcase your latest innovations across all categories, including Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Over-The-Counter, Beauty, Supply Chain, Asset Protection, and More!  Opportunities for brand marketing to increase their interactions with retail media network executives. 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 business experts and renowned speakers. The Expo also includes a variety of Insight Sessions which features industry experts and panels on some of today’s most important issues. These sessions are followed by meetings between retailers and exhibitors in the exhibit hall.

Exhibiting Allows You To

  • Connect with the buyers from more than 250 retail companies, representing over 160,000 retail outlets, who collectively buy $650 Billion in supplier goods and services
  • Participate in our guaranteed-appointments program, Meet the Market, totaling over 5,400 pre-scheduled meetings
  • Enhance your potential by expanding your retail customer base and increase your market share
  • Share product launch plans and seek distribution/stocking of your new products
  • Explore strategic business opportunities
  • Discuss your distribution and marketing plans
  • Review current business status with existing customers
  • Find solutions to challenging issues
  • Learn about the industry’s most compelling trends by participating in the education programs.
  • Get your product or service viewed by as many chain retailers as possible within the industry
  • Leave the show with knowledge from industry presentations on strategic businesses development opportunities and solutions
  • Be efficient with your travel. Network with our retail attendees: Category Managers, Directors, VPs, Presidents, and CEOs to streamline your time and get face-to-face with the decision makers who buy what you sell

Benefits of Attending

  • Preview the latest innovations in consumer packaged goods, store/pharmacy technology, pharmaceutical products and more entering the market
  • Meet with a majority of your buyers and their senior executive team at one event, in one place
  • Create a comprehensive company profile, securely shared with attending retailers only, on the NACDS Market Exchange
  • Enhanced collaboration with key trading partners
  • All attendees are invited to attend “Meet the Industry” sessions, these informational sessions featuring the latest, topical, areas of interest, as presented by top industry executives.
  • Learn about new merchandising programs, promotional offers, “market specials”
  • Review and enhance current programs and make mid-course product and merchandising adjustments
  • Stay abreast of the emerging market: new people, new products, technology, and services, new thought processes, new styles, colors, trends, and packaging
  • Our education programs are without parallel, covering the latest on state-of-the-art pharmacy operations, practice and clinical issues, distribution and marketing
  • Follow up on key discussions that were initiated during the NACDS Annual Meeting
  • The NACDS Board of Directors, including Good Neighbor Pharmacy, H-E-B, Hy-Vee, The Kroger Co., Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart, to name just a few, endorses the NACDS Total Store Expo. Join us and be a part of the largest and most powerful convergence of drug, food, mass, and value retailing all in one place, at one time

Networking Opportunities

NACDS has carefully formatted the Total Store Expo to create opportunities for Exhibitors and Retailers to interact. Successful Exhibitors take full advantage of these opportunities to meet Retailers and start conversations.

The daily networking continental breakfasts, exhibit hall lunches and evening receptions are great opportunities to meet new prospects and reconnect with partners.

Membership Benefits

As a member-driven trade association, NACDS focuses on four priorities:

  1. Foster an advantageous business and political environment in which NACDS chain member companies are better able to achieve their business objectives.
  2. Promote the role and value of chain community pharmacy as an integral component of the healthcare system, thus helping to preserve its viability.
  3. Provide effective channels of communication, involvement and forums for members and other stakeholders.
  4. Ensure that NACDS internally operates as a cutting edge association, effectively meeting the needs of its membership.

For more information about the ways in which membership in NACDS will benefit your company, visit the NACDS membership benefits page and contact the NACDS Membership Department at or (703) 837-4111.


Purchase A Booth

All manufacturer, supplier, services, sales and marketing, and consulting companies must have their own booth space in order to attend. Booth fee includes one complimentary registrant per 100 square feet purchased. Additional registrants are required to register at the appropriate individual fee.

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

President, North America, Haleon

Register Now! Don’t be left out of the biggest, most productive drug, food, and mass market event of the year!