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


Woodman’s Markets Donates Groceries to Military Family

Woodman's Markets recently teamed up with Operation Homefront to give a military family, the Vandeyachts, $5,000 in free groceries. Sgt. 1st Class Jon Vandeyacht served in the U.S. Army from 1991 to 2013, deploying to Iraq three times. Award-winning country music singer, Easton Corbin surprised the Vandeyachts with the gift backstage before his concert in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Vandeyachts are a part of Operation Homefront's Hearts of Valor program, a network of caregivers for wounded, ill or injured service members. The organization helps the caregivers through annual retreats, support groups and online communities. NGA commends Woodman's and Operation Homefront on honoring, thanking, and supporting our military families.

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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

  • 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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  • 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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