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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

Brookshire Grocery Co. Attempts To Break World Record


On February 24, Brookshire Grocery Co. attempted to break a world record by building the world's largest canned food pyramid. The pyramid, composed of 36,000 cans, was constructed over a period of four days by community volunteers. The cans will be donated to the East Texas Food Bank (ETFB), and will provide 30,000 meals to people in need.

“Breaking this world record has been such a fun and exciting experience, but most importantly, it’s allowed us to help create awareness about the problem of food insecurity in our local communities,” said BGC Chairman and CEO Brad Brookshire.

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Featured Event


Day In Washington
Supermarket Industry Fly-In

May 2 - 4, 2017
Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
Washington, D.C.

In person meetings with your legislators provide an unparalleled opportunity to educate and inform lawmakers, and are one of the best ways to ensure a strong and collective voice of the supermarket industry is heard. The Day in Washington Supermarket Industry Fly-in is an important opportunity for supermarket operators to directly engage with their lawmakers and share the industry’s position on how federal policies directly impact their businesses. The annual event is collectively hosted by the Food Industry Association Executives, the Food Marketing Institute, and the National Grocers Association each year.

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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

  • Common-Sense is Key Ingredient for Menu Labeling Regs

    In less than a month, a 400-page menu labeling rule is set to take effect, subjecting independent grocers to an onerous, one-size-fits all law that was originally intended to cover chain restaurants with standard menu items..

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  • Helping Consumers Put Their “Best Fork Forward” During National Nutrition Month and Beyond

    As we wrap up National Nutrition Month, an annual nutrition education and information campaign to help families make informed food choices, and develop healthy eating and physical activity routines, the month’s theme, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” serves as an important reminder that every individual holds the tools to make healthier food choices.

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  • Wellness in the Workplace

    Employees of Alex Lee, Lowes Foods and Merchants Distributors will now be able to personalize their fitness experience by selecting from a variety of classes – from boot camp to yoga – at local studios that best fit their needs and schedules. The employer-sponsored classes will be offered through Peerfit, a digital platform designed to help companies create a culture of wellness.

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