NewsAppCard VP to Participate in Panel Discussion and Freshop User Group Session at NGA Show 19

February 15, 2019


New York NY – AppCard is pleased to announce that VP of Enterprise Accounts, Merrick Rosner, will participate in both a panel discussion and a Freshop User Group session at The NGA Show 19.

NGA Show 19: The National Grocers Association is the only industry association devoted exclusively to the needs of independent grocers and the annual show brings together independent retailers, wholesalers, food retail executives, and CPG manufacturers for networking and educational sessions. Merrick Rosner, AppCard’s VP, Enterprise Accounts, will be participating in the panel discussion entitled “Artificial Intelligence Applications for Retail,” which will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM in room 28 AB. The panel will discuss how AI can help independent grocers to:

  • Forecast revenue and traffic
  • Reduce theft
  • Identify shopper trends
  • Offer personalized pricing
  • Improve shopper experience

Panelists include:

  • Merrick Rosner, VP of Enterprise Accounts at AppCard
  • Ron Johnson, Chief Information Officer at Gelson’s Markets
  • Mike Brown, Owner at LSA50 Consulting
  • Tom Murphy, Founder of Puget Sound Advisory Services

Freshop User Group: AppCard is also slated to participate in a User Group session with eCommerce partner, Freshop. Freshop specializes in building custom store-branded websites that allow independent grocers to bring in-store experiences into the digital age. The Freshop User Group will take place on Sunday, February 24th from 11:00 – 2:30 pm in room 25V on the second floor of the San Diego Convention Center, and will cover new features as well as best practices for creating an omnichannel shopping experience.

NGA Expo: To learn more about AppCard, don’t forget to visit our booth, #1007 in the NGA EXPO. At the booth, we’ll be showcasing our touch screen terminal as well as our personalized loyalty and digital coupons.

Please contact for more information or to RSVP for these sessions.

About the NGA Show

The NGA Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service providers for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate.

Over the course of three days, attendees have the opportunity to take part in more than 40 education workshops and visit an EXPO Floor designed to optimize business relationships between retailers, manufacturers, and service suppliers.

The NGA Show is produced and managed by Clarion UX and is a part of the Food & Beverage Portfolio. Learn more at

About Freshop

Freshop, Inc. works with independent grocers to bring their in-store experiences into the digital age. We specialize in building custom, store branded websites that easily integrate with your current workflow to support everything from simple list building and inventory searches, to pickup and home delivery. Learn more at

About AppCard

AppCard is the leading loyalty, personalized marketing and digital coupons platform for independent grocers. AppCard is used at over 1,000 independent grocery locations across the country. AppCard gives independent grocers the power to communicate with their shoppers in a personalized way that entices behavior and earns their loyalty.

AppCard delivers the right offer, to the right shopper, at the right time via text, email, and push notification. Learn more at