NGA Foundation

NGA Foundation

The NGA Foundation provides the independent grocery industry with leadership and workforce development, innovation and operational excellence, and student programs. 

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Education Center

NGA is committed to providing relevant, robust educational resources to equip NGA member companies with the necessary information and training to compete in the ever-changing marketplace. NGA’s inventory of education programming services every variety of retail grocery professional, at each stage of career development. 

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Student Programs

Student initiatives and scholarship programs highlight NGA’s dedicated effort to make independent grocery retailers and related organizations employers of choice for college graduates. NGA partners with university faculty and students through the work of groups such as WGA (Women Grocers of America), the NGA Research & Education Foundation, the Asparagus Club and the Food Industry University Coalition. 

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Resource Center

The NGA Resource Center serves as a platform to raise awareness and provide education and tools to NGA members, industry stakeholders, consumers, and anyone interested in learning more about the independent supermarket industry. 

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Surveys & Reports

2017 Financial Survey2017 Independent Grocers Financial Survey

FMS and NGA are proud to present the 2017 edition of the Independent Grocers Financial Survey — a must have resource for operational and financial benchmarking among independents in the food retailing industry.

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2017 Nielsen Research: "The Independent Consumer"

Independent ConsumerThe survey segments data by independent shoppers from regional and national chain shoppers and provides analysis into consumer attitudes and behaviors. Insights from the survey, along with recommendations on how independents can identify trends and implement strategies to grow their bottom lines were presented during an educational session at the 2017 NGA Show.

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2015 Grocery Retailing Payments Study

This report is back by popular demand to provide the industry with an update on benchmarks and best practices relative to payments, including cash, check, debit and credit management; payments automation; e-commerce; loss prevention; and mobile payments. This report aims to help independent grocery retailers identify consumer trends using numerous shopper insights studies conducted by Balance Innovations and other companies.

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Grocers Impact America

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Grocers Impact America provides comprehensive economic information about the independent grocery industry. Economic impact reports can be created for a variety of levels of business activity: Across America, state by state, by U.S. congressional district, and by state senate and assembly/house districts.

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