Winsight Grocery Business Rebrands Annual Trade Show

Partners with National Restaurant Association Show; relaunch includes new name, dates, look
Photograph courtesy of Winsight Grocery Business

CHICAGO —CSP sister publication Winsight Grocery Business has partnered with the National Restaurant Association Show to relaunch its annual retail foodservice trade show.

The relaunch includes a new name, new dates, a new look and a fresh agenda for the event. Instead of the Retail Foodservice Summit, the show will now be called Retail Foodservice Solutions and will run May 15-16, 2020, concurrently with the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.

“Retail Foodservice Solutions features unique changes next year as part of the effort to always bring our audience and sponsors the greatest value for their investment,” said Jeff Friedman, executive vice president of Winsight Grocery Business. “Co-locating with the National Restaurant Association Show allows us to learn from some of the most successful foodservice operators and glean even more of the incredible content, first-seen ingredients, menu development and new technologies that are now available to our audience. The name change from Summit to Solutions also reflects this shift as we move from basic education to overall growth of retail foodservice platforms.”

Retail Foodservice Solutions will feature education and networking for its retailer guests, the inaugural Retail Foodservice awards and a guided tour of various booths and products. The lineup features a full day of content sessions beginning May 15, including updates on the state of the foodservice industry provided by Winsight’s research firm, Technomic. Guests will also visit the experiential zone to taste and examine new retail food offerings. The day will be wrapped up with one-to-one private meetings and a reception in the evening.

“We are truly excited to bring Retail Foodservice Solutions into the fold of the National Restaurant Association Show,” said Mary Pat Heftman, vice chair of exhibitions for Winsight LLC. “We aim to create a comprehensive educational environment for all foodservice avenues, retail-focused or otherwise. This represents the first of many steps to continue to expand our audience and the content that we deliver. Attendees of Retail Foodservice Solutions will no doubt be impressed with the food experiences and new content takeaways that we have planned for next year.”

Retail guests interested in attending the 2020 event should email for more information.

Winsight Grocery Business provides business intelligence for grocery executives and industry decision-makers. With first-to-market news, in-depth profiles and category coverage, it equips food retailers with information that enables them to more effectively compete against opposing channels.

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of more than 15.3 million employees. It represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and, in partnership with 52 state associations, advocates on the industry’s behalf in states and locations across the nation. It also hosts the industry’s largest annual trade show.

Winsight LLC is a business-to-business information company serving the restaurant and noncommercial foodservice, convenience and petroleum retailing and grocery industries. Along with CSP Daily News, its publications include CSP magazine and Convenience Store Products magazine, as well as Restaurant Business magazine, FoodService Director magazine and Winsight Grocery Business magazine. Winsight also owns the National Restaurant Association Show.

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