LAS VEGAS — The National Grocers Association said Wednesday its annual convention here was the largest in its history, with more than 2,400 independent grocers, wholesalers and suppliers in attendance. Exhibit floor space rose 25% from a year ago to nearly 35,000 square feet, the association said; and the number of exhibitors rose 10% to more than 200. According to Peter Larkin, NGA president and chief executive officer, "Our goal for this year's show was to strengthen ...

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