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 Volunteers Over 41,000 Hours in 2017


In 2017, SpartanNash associates volunteered their time to over 800 nonprofits and community partners, with nearly 1,500 associates reporting volunteer time throughout the year. They supported a variety of causes, from SpartanNash and SpartanNash Foundation partners including Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches, food pantries, shelters, community boards, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, and many more.

The 2017 volunteer efforts made an economic impact close to $1 million.  SpartanNash has now set its volunteering goal of a collective 60,000 hours for 2018. 

Featured Event


Day in Washington

April 10-11, 2018
Washington, DC

Year after year supermarket industry executives from across the country come to Washington, D.C. for the annual Day In Washington Supermarket Industry Fly-In to meet with their elected officials in Congress. 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.

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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

  • Stock Your Kitchen for Nutritious & Delicious Meals

    What's a simple way to make meal planning and preparation easier? Keep a well-stocked kitchen!

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  • Insights and Innovation

    The NGA Show wrapped up earlier this month, but I still find myself thinking about how new technology innovations are changing consumer behavior, and ultimately the retail landscape.

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  • Glass Half Full – Takeaways from the 2018 NGA Show

    In this age of disruption it’s easy to buy into the doom and gloom. However, a number of speakers at this year’s NGA Show pointed out that things aren’t as dire as many believe. Independents have faced shifts in the marketplace for decades and while we’re in what some are describing as a “retail metamorphosis,” there are a number of areas where independents can differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

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Grocery Supplies and Services Guide

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