Who We Are

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


Wakefern Joins Law Enforcement Officers to Carry Special Olympics Torch

On June 10th, Wakefern joined local law enforcement officers to carry the Flame of Hope torch, an effort that raises money for Special Olympics. More than 3,000 law enforcement officers participate in the 26 runs that transverse the state, increasing awareness for the Special Olympics and raising millions of dollars. Wakefern employees participated in the 3 mile run, which began at a Wakefern facility and ended at the ShopRite in Elizabeth, New Jersey. To read more on the event, click HERE

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Sustainable Business Growth Strategies

September 11 – 15, 2016
Cornell University

This Executive Education Course is designed for supermarket industry executives who are already leading organizations down a path of financial and sustainability success and are ready for next steps. Sustainable Business Growth Strategies provides in-depth training to address how to truly become a sustainable company, focusing on solidifying long-lasting organizational achievement.  
Sponsored by: logo-unilever

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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

  • Debit Card Swipe Fee Reform a Step in the Right Direction

    Earlier this week, Congressman Neugebauer (TX-19) introduced H.R. 5465, a bill to repeal swipe fee reforms, also known as the Durbin Amendment provision, which passed as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act back in 2010.

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  • Technology and Trading Partners

    Staying ahead of the curve can mean many things, especially to independent supermarket operators, who have a unique set of challenges and opportunities in the food retail industry. It’s widely accepted that senior retail executives must have broad experience in marketing, finance, and operations – while relying on a strong relationship with wholesalers and manufacturers and service suppliers.

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  • Mr. Wright Goes to Washington

    The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to examine the issues retailers face while administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Jimmy Wright, owner of Wright’s Market in Opelika, Alabama, testified at this hearing on behalf of NGA and the independent supermarket industry.

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