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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.

Grocers in the Community

Newport Avenue Market Hosts Charity Golf Tournament


On July 20th, Newport Avenue Market held its annual Go Golf Tournament, an event which benefits the Hunger Prevention Coalition of Central Oregon. The Go Golf Tournament brings retailers and members of the community together for one of the region’s largest charitable golf tournaments. Since 2007, the Go Golf Tournament has raised $342,000 to provide meals for community members in need. 

“After becoming a 100 percent employee-owned store last September, it has become not only the mission of our family but now the mission of our employees to continue to do our part when and where we can in our community with the belief that every person, regardless of circumstance, deserves a meal,” said Lauren Johnson, CEO. “We couldn’t contribute to the Hunger Prevention Coalition of Central Oregon without the support of our vendors and industry partners that choose to participate in this day of fun for a worthy cause.”

To learn more about Newport Avenue Market and their commitment to community, visit their Facebook page HERE

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Sustainable Business Growth Strategies

September 11 – 15, 2016
Cornell University

This Executive Education Course is designed for supermarket industry executives who are already leading organizations down a path of financial and sustainability success and are ready for next steps. Sustainable Business Growth Strategies provides in-depth training to address how to truly become a sustainable company, focusing on solidifying long-lasting organizational achievement.  
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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

  • A look at the Executive Leadership Development Program

    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to participate in the Executive Leadership Development Program at Cornell University. Unlike the many NGA events I attend, I was there as a participant rather than to facilitate the program as a member of NGA's staff, and went through the same nomination process as other attendees.

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  • Debit Card Swipe Fee Reform a Step in the Right Direction

    Earlier this week, Congressman Neugebauer (TX-19) introduced H.R. 5465, a bill to repeal swipe fee reforms, also known as the Durbin Amendment provision, which passed as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act back in 2010.

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  • Technology and Trading Partners

    Staying ahead of the curve can mean many things, especially to independent supermarket operators, who have a unique set of challenges and opportunities in the food retail industry. It’s widely accepted that senior retail executives must have broad experience in marketing, finance, and operations – while relying on a strong relationship with wholesalers and manufacturers and service suppliers.

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