NGA Membership

NGA is the only national trade association dedicated solely to the needs of independent, community-focused grocery retailers and operators. For nearly 40 years, NGA has had privilege to serve the independent supermarket industry. As a member of NGA, you and your associates will have access to a vast range of benefits and resources specifically tailored to the independent supermarket channel to help you grow your business and prepare for future shifts in the marketplace.


Who is Eligible for NGA Membership?

RetailerAny privately-held, independent and/or family owned and operated grocery retailer or ESOP can join NGA as a retail member.

Wholesaler: Firms primarily engaged in the retail distribution of food and related products; and firms primarily engaged in wholesale distribution, including retailer-owned cooperatives and voluntary wholesale distributors of food and related products.

Associate/Supplier: Firms regularly engaged in manufacturing for sale of food and related products to regular members; firms regularly engaged in supplying services to regular members; and local, state, regional and other associations whose purpose is to serve food retailers and/or distributors.