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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

Associated Food Stores Banners Donates More Than $100K To Make-A-Wish Utah

Associated Foods stores

Associated Food Stores banners recently raised over $100k for Make-A-Wish Utah, which will grant the wishes of 20 Utah children with life-threatening medical conditions. Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market all participated in the fundraiser, which allowed customers to contribute funds during check out. 

“It’s inspiring to see this many community grocery stores participate in a statewide campaign to help grant wishes to local children,” said Make-A-Wish Utah CEO Jared Perry. “This annual fundraiser is successful because of the generosity of store employees and guests. Wishes could not be granted without the support of amazing individuals and organizations. Associated Retail Operations and their guests are true community partners.” To read more, click HERE

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NGA Fall Leadership Meetings

October 4 - 7, 2016
Chicago, IL

New in 2016, the Financial Management and Technology Conference will be co-located with the Trading Partner Business Sessions Program this October 4 – 7 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Designed for independent grocers by independent grocers, the NGA Fall Leadership Meetings will provide four days of educational programming, pre-scheduled trading partner meetings and networking opportunities all under one roof. 
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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

  • Independent Grocers Step Up When Their Community Needed Them Most

    The Great Flood of 2016 devastated more than 20 parishes in Louisiana, inundating thousands of houses, local businesses, churches, and more with putrid flood waters. While the flood waters washed away homes and memories, it also brought out the best in communities, including tremendous support from the independent grocer community. #GrocersCare

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  • Ready for some football? Tasty Tailgate and Other Crowd Pleasers

    Last night kicked off the NFL football season and college football is well underway! Whether you’re a huge fan, or just love getting the gang together, football season is a time to whip up tasty tailgate treats for friends and family. Here are just a few of the yummy recipes from independent supermarkets coast to coast.

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  • Back to School Meal Makeovers

    Summer flew by and it's time to get back to the books! Whether prepping for preschool, grade school, high school, or college, a little planning goes a long way. With the right ingredients and equipment, you can make fast and easy take-away meals that are better for you and your family when you're on the go—whether it's for school, work or play! Here are three simple ways to make mealtime simpler during the school year.

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