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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.

To learn how you can get involved in this event, visit

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

  • Grocers Optimism Shines Through at NGA Show

    As I participated in the education sessions and walked the EXPO floor, I was struck by a sense of optimism that prevailed among those present at this year's Show. This "can-do" spirit also shined through in the results of NGA's national grocery shoppers survey that was conducted by Nielsen on behalf of NGA.

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  • CART Reflections from The NGA Show

    The success of The NGA Show shows the resilience of independent retailers as they continue to push ahead. After having a few days to digest all the conversations held over the few days of the show, I have a couple thoughts to share.

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  • Best of the Best Baggers

    NGA is proud to recognize the importance of great customer service and superior bagging skills through our National Best Bagger Competition, sponsored by PepsiCo, and held annually as a part of The NGA Show in Las Vegas.

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