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The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. Also represented are affiliated associations, manufacturers, and service suppliers, as well as other entrepreneurial companies that support NGA's Mission and Philosophy.

Grocers in the Community

Freson Bros. Create Funds For Children of Humboldt Broncos Coach and Player Parker Tobin

Freson Bros. Peace River store

Freson Bros. announced through their Facebook page that they have created an education fund for the children of the Humboldt Broncos Coach, Darcy Haugan, and a fund for Player #30, Parker Tobin. They are offering customers the opportunity to donate filled Smart Shopper cards and they will add $1.00 for every card donated to the funds. Additionally, customers are welcome to donate a dollar amount of their choice if they do not have filled Smart Shopper cards.

In addition, Freson Bros. will start the education fund for Haugan's children with a $25,000 donation and a $2,500 donation to the Parker Tobin fund.

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Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP)

June 3-7, 2018
Ithaca, NY

Implementing organizational and cultural changes in order to execute new strategies are imperative skills for effective leaders. The NGA Executive Leadership Development Program is designed to develop and prepare leaders to face business challenges in the 21st century marketplace. 

The conference is a high-impact learning opportunity encompassing intense, interactive instruction presented by a mix of respected academic and industry leaders.

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NGA Advocacy Center


The NGA Take Action portal provides a platform for each of the nearly one million workers represented by the independent retail and wholesale supermarket industry to make their voice heard and connect with elected officials and regulators. It takes less than one minute to contact your Members of Congress on issues of importance to the independent supermarket industry and make a difference!

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NGA Blog

  • An Outlook on Food and Nutrition Policy inside the Beltway

    Introduction of the House Farm Bill could come this week, and as Congress begins this process, NGA is working hard to ensure the voice of the independent supermarket industry is represented.

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  • Broken Brackets, Easter Baskets, and Spring Beginnings

    Spring is finally here and while the excitement of March Madness and Easter is behind us, it seems like everybody is ready for a fresh start! For retailers, spring and summer often marks a time to take advantage of seasonal campaigns to drive foot traffic and build on sales.

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  • Invest in Your Future

    Every leader is aware of the value of a well-defined business strategy. Few, however, truly give thought to the leadership required to implement those strategies, especially ones that call for changes in the direction or capabilities of an organization.

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