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Local grocers to meet for convention and exposition, Sept. 24-26

Sept. 24-26 will mark the Vermont Grocers' Association's 76th anniversary. The organization will host a convention and exposition at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction and Sheraton Burlington with the theme, "Spirit of '76".

The convention and expo is the state's most comprehensive trade show featuring the latest in products, services, and equipment.

The convention will feature a host of workshops, seminars, events, and entertainment for participants and attendees.

Seminars and workshops will include "Using Social Media to Promote your Store" by Nicole Ravlin of PMG, "New Lighting Information to Prepare for the Phase out of T-12's," "New Payment Card Security Requirements" and "DLC Alcohol and Tobacco Certification Training."

Several ofood retailers will also have their best baggers on hand to compete for the state title and opportunity to represent Vermont at the national competition in Las Vegas this coming winter. The competition will feature reusable bags this year. Last year's winner was Dawn Tye of the Hannaford Supermarket on Dorset St, South Burlington.

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