Thank you to all of the 2021 attendees! You helped make two amazing days full of celebration and connection! We look forward to seeing you in person in 2022!
All proceeds go to support the Association and its advocacy of the independent grocery industry.
Have a blast speed networking with our select group of featured vendors, and enter raffles to win prizes and merchandise!
Connect: Vendor-2-Retailer is the only event of its kind for the independent grocery and convenience store industry in Washington State. After a year like no other, let's gather to learn and celebrate what makes our industry unique.
We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to Connect 2021. Kevin is known as the “Content Guy" / Prime Storyteller, MorningNewsBeat.com, Author, "Retail Rules! 52 Ways To Achieve Retail Success," & Co-Author, “The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons From The Movies.”
The food business is changing, and it needs to continue to innovate. More than a year of pandemic living has sharply altered consumer attitudes and behaviors, and we look at technology's role going forward, using examples drawn from retail, e-commerce, marketing, entertainment, and sports.
Welcome to day one of Connect! Join us for our fabulous celebrated Keynote Speaker Kevin Coupe, Speed Networking with our Vendors with raffle suite, and a "winning" presentation with Digital Media expert Kevin Beard.
Day two of Connect is all about us! Learn how to optimize your virtual space with Digital leader Allison Clarke, connect with vendors and recent product innovations, and join the virtual auction for our getaway packages and more.