Arlington, Va. – Online resources are now available to help retailers and suppliers get the most out of the 2016 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo, to be held at the Boston Convention Center & Exhibition Center August 6-9, 2016.

With NACDS, people do show up, they’re interested in speaking with you, so you do save time and money.

Each year, NACDS’ Total Store Expo attracts over 5,600 retailer- and supplier-attendees. Many conference participants have contributed their success to the accessibility and utilization of the NACDS Total Store Expo online resources that are most beneficial when used in planning in advance to attend.

NACDS offers state-of-the art online and mobile resources to help attendees make the most out of their experience at NACDS Total Store Expo. The NACDS Total Store Expo website, mobile app, and NACDS-TV offer resources including webinars, checklists, online planning tools, an online press room and other tools for retailers and supplies – all designed to optimize trade show opportunities.

“You get to book the meetings with everyone you want to meet with…everybody shows up. With NACDS, people do show up, they’re interested in speaking with you, so you do save time and money,” said Vincent Ouellette, sales & development business manager of Vic Store Fixtures during his interview with NACDS-TV.

Arvind Nathan, sourcing director, Walmart, highlights the benefits of prescheduled appointments using the online planning tool when attending NACDS Total Store Expo in an NACDS-TV interview.

“Preparation is truly the key to a successful experience at the NACDS Total Store Expo – both for retailers and suppliers,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE.

The 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo is the industry’s largest gathering of its most influential leaders. It is a combination of both strategic and tactical business meetings between existing and new trading partners and is attended by industry decision-makers. A tradeshow and senior-level conference blended into a powerful appointment-based show, retailers and suppliers will find innovative and cutting-edge programming designed to promote strategic and tactical collaboration across departments within their companies.  The conference provides companies with a unique opportunity to gain new insights into today’s evolving marketplace, and set a course for the future.

To learn more about the 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo and its resources–and everything you can do to make the most of your experience–explore the official 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo site,