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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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Oak Point Fresh Market helps Louisiana flood victims

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Oak Point Fresh Market is playing a major part in Louisiana's flood relief. The two-store operator based out of Denham Springs, LA, has been donating essential items to the Live Oak United Methodist Church, where 425 flood victims have sought shelter.

Rev. Mark Crosby, pastor of Live Oak United Methodist Church, says this isn't this first time that Oak Point Fresh Market has gone above and beyond to help those in need. “In the Buras community, whenever disaster came, they were always the unofficial Red Cross, if you will,” Crosby said. “They even helped the sheriff’s office. When (Hurricane) Katrina came, he stayed behind to make sure the sheriff’s department had what they needed. He’s that kind of guy.”

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NGA Fall Leadership Meetings

October 4 - 7, 2016
Chicago, IL

New in 2016, the Financial Management and Technology Conference will be co-located with the Trading Partner Business Sessions Program this October 4 – 7 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Designed for independent grocers by independent grocers, the NGA Fall Leadership Meetings will provide four days of educational programming, pre-scheduled trading partner meetings and networking opportunities all under one roof. 
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NGA Blog

  • In the wake of the Louisiana flooding disaster

    As many of you are aware by now, our friends in Louisiana have experienced what the Red Cross is calling the “worst natural disaster to strike the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy.” In an effort to assist those who have been affected by the severe storms and flooding in the state, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) granted today a request made by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services to allow for the purchase of hot foods and hot foods ready for immediate consumption with SNAP benefits.

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  • Summer Essential Food Safety Guide for Your Next BBQ

    Nothing smells of summer quite like the scent of a grilled burger and veggies wafting across a picnic table of watermelon slices, red-mouthed Popsicle smiles, and sunburnt noses. Just like SPF protection for our shoulders, bug spray protection for our skin, and sunglasses for our eyes, it is important to make sure that all foods at your next BBQ are safe from potential hazards that the summer heat can bring.

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  • Fresh is In

    Retailers have seen an uptick in consumer demand for high-quality fresh and local foods. Driven by knowledgeable consumers who are increasingly seeking fresh food choices, independent grocers are among industry leaders in expanding their fresh selections in produce, meat, dairy and bakery items.

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