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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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Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) Partners with Produce for Kids for Health & Wellness Campaign

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Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) Springfield Division has partnered up with Produce for Kids for a year-long health and wellness campaign. The initiative will help raise funding for Feeding America to benefit families and children within the AWG Springfield footprint. The program, which kicked off this week in 272 stores, offers shoppers healthy meal solutions, registered dietitian-approved recipes and tips.

“We are excited to embark on this year-long campaign with Produce for Kids in an effort that encourages our shoppers to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to their families while supporting local families in need,” said Gary Townsley, produce operations and sales manager at AWG Springfield. “It is our mission to give our shoppers a fresh and healthy experience when they visit our produce departments, and this campaign will help us build on that mission.”  

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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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NGA Blog

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