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

SpartanNash helps neighbors in Flint, MI

In light of the current water crisis in Flint, MI, SpartanNash has been working hard to assist their community. Now through February 13, SpartanNash is offering customers the opportunity to make a cash register donation of $2.99 toward a 24-pack case of Spartan® brand bottled waters. The company will apply 100 percent of the proceeds toward the water donations and deliver the water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, who will distribute the water to Flint residents. 


The 2016 NGA Show

February 28 - March 2, 2016
The Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

With 30+ specialized educational workshops led by retailers for retailers and 375+ companies on our EXPO floor showcasing innovative and game-changing products and solutions, The NGA Show provides countless opportunities to learn from your peers and other industry thought leaders. Bring your whole team to The NGA Show and bring home ideas that will drive profitable growth for your company.

Save the Date for Future NGA Shows!

February 12 – 15, 2017
The Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

February 11 – 14, 2018
The Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

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!

Take Action!

NGA Blog

  • Learning with NGA

    Aligned with NGA’s mission to ensure independent, community-focused retailers and wholesalers the opportunity to succeed and better serve the consumer through its policies, advocacy, programs and services, NGA’s Webinar Wednesday series has become an important platform to educate supermarket operators and their employees.

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  • Independents on Trend 2016

    Consumers from Denver and Knoxville to Hartford and Ames are seeking new food experiences, particularly those associated with fresh, convenience, and customization.

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