Economic Impact Government Affairs

Government Shutdown Grocer Information

Oct 16, 2013

Dear Members,

As the government shutdown continues, NGA continues to update our members on the impact it will have on your operations. NGA has prepared a memorandum (linked below) that lays out the impact the shutdown  has had on the supermarket industry, including both funding and operations for SNAP and WIC.  

Additionally, NGA signed onto a letter with 200 additional organizations led by the US Chamber of Commerce that urges Congress to pass a continuing resolution (CR) funding the government and to not default on the national debt.  

Download Shutdown Memo HERE. 

If you have questions or need additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.


Greg Ferrara
Vice President, Public Affairs

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Representing independent grocers and wholesalers in government and industry affairs.

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