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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.

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Alex Lee Inc. introduces worksite wellness program

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Alex Lee Inc., parent company of supermarket chain, Lowes Foods, and wholesaler, Merchants Distributors LLC,  recently rolled out a worksite wellness program which aims to improve employees’ health and fitness. The program, Peerfit, enables users to connect with their social networks as well as the program’s existing community of fitness fans for motivation and accountability.

Alex Lee employees can personalize their fitness goals by choosing from a range of exercise classes at local studios that best fit their needs and schedules. The program will be launching to 3,000 full-time employees in Hickory, Wilmington and Winston-Salem, N.C., and Greenville, S.C., before expanding companywide by the end of the year. 

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The 2017 NGA Show 

February 12 - 15, 2017
The Mirage Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Over the course of three days, The NGA Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service providers for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate. Attendees have the opportunity to take part in over 35 education workshops to bring home ideas that are guaranteed to drive profitable growth to their company. 

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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

  • 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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  • The Only Show Created Exclusively for the Independent Grocer

    For over 30 years, The NGA Show has been the place where independents gather, connecting grocery retailers and wholesalers, food manufacturers and service providers from around the world to share innovative solutions and best practices that support and strengthen the independent supermarket channel.

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