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


Strack & Van Til Benefits Building Homes For Heroes

During a month long campaign, Strack & Van Til is partnering with making change® in a point-of-purchase campaign in 12 of its stores in the greater Chicago area to benefit Building Homes for Heroes, a non-profit which brings mortgage free housing to injured veterans nationwide. The campaign will raise funds to help build one of six homes in the Chicago area, customized to fit the specific needs of an injured veteran and his or her family.

“We are extremely proud of the sacrifices our military veterans have made to keep freedom alive across the world, and this initiative is our way of giving back and saying ‘thank you’ for a job well done,” said Ken Diehl, president of Strack & Van Til/Ultra Foods and Town and Country. “We are honored to partner with making change and Building Homes for Heroes to welcome these veterans home.”

Featured Event

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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.  

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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

  • Tax Day

    Today is April 15, which typically means Tax Day, but this year Americans got a couple of extra days to file their tax returns due to the Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia. Even with this extension, we still have taxes on our brain – and we’re not the only ones.

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  • CART Lessons from The NGA Show

    Wow! Another great NGA Show has just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Have to congratulate NGA on another record setting year for attendance and exhibitors. As has become the norm for NGA, the Show was dynamic and high-energy. So what are the takeaways?

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  • Meat Lessons from the NGA Show

    It was a perfect opportunity for us to hear from National Grocers Association members about their meat department needs and what questions they’re getting from consumers. The great news for us was the unanimous agreement amongst those I spoke to that meat and poultry products are major drivers for shoppers.

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