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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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Sendik's Food Market Presents 5th Annual Drumstick Dash

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On Thanksgiving morning, Wisconsin retailer, Sendik's Food Market, presented the 5th Annual Drumstick Dash. The charity event, which benefits Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, consisted of a 3.1-mile run/walk, in which each $1 donated provides 3 meals to a hungry neighbor in Eastern Wisconsin. This year's race included over 2,600 participants of all ages: the youngest participant being less than a year old and the oldest being 86! 

“This is about as fun of a race as it gets. I’m sure you’re gonna see people in costumes. You’ll see somebody wearing a kitchen table and turkey hats and it’s really a fun time,” Nick Bancoch with Sendik’s Food Markets said.

To follow Sendik's Food Market, visit their Facebook page HERE

Featured Event


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

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  • Decoding DC: Part Two

    This time next week will be Election Day! With the elections just 5 days away, today's "Decoding DC" post brings you terms that are often thrown around during election season.

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  • Decoding DC: Part One

    Washington, DC has long been criticized of speaking its own language - this "Decoding DC" blog series, brought to you by the NGA Government Relations team, is here to help you cut through all the political jargon and get to the core of the issues that matter to you! We'll be providing definitions and insight into some of the most commonly used terms in DC. With Election Day just 10 days away, this week’s edition brings you terms that are often thrown around during election season.

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