Who We Are

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.

NGA Mission

To ensure independent, community-focused retailers and wholesalers the opportunity to succeed and better serve the consumer through its policies, advocacy, programs and services.

NGA Philosophy

To promote diversity in the marketplace through a vibrant independent sector, and thereby increase consumer choice in price, variety, quality, service and value.

Staff Board of Directors

What is an Independent Supermarket?

An independent supermarket is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. Most independent operators are serviced by wholesale distributors, while others may be partially or fully self-distributing. Some independents are publicly traded, but with controlling shares held by the family and others are employee owned. Independents are the true “entrepreneurs” of the grocery industry and dedicated to their customers, associates, and communities.

The Economic Impact of the Independent Supermarket Industry

The independent supermarket channel is an important part of America's economy. According to the NGA Economic Impact Study, independent supermarket operators are accountable for close to one percent of the nation's overall economy and responsible for generating $131 billion in sales, 944,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $27 billion in taxes.

Economic Impact Research

Economic Impact Posters 4 (2)

This groundbreaking research provides a clear picture of the key role independent grocers play at the national, state, and congressional district level.

Learn More

NGA Foundation

imgL2foundation

The Foundation provides independent supermarket operators with tools to develop more effective recruiting programs, enhance retention efforts, and bolster professional and leadership development opportunities for employees. 




Learn More

Featured Event

dayin_washington_bannerbutton_v1-002-2

Day In Washington
Supermarket Industry Fly-In

May 2 - 4, 2017
Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
Washington, D.C.

In person meetings with your legislators provide an unparalleled opportunity to educate and inform lawmakers, and are one of the best ways to ensure a strong and collective voice of the supermarket industry is heard. The Day in Washington Supermarket Industry Fly-in is an important opportunity for supermarket operators to directly engage with their lawmakers and share the industry’s position on how federal policies directly impact their businesses. The annual event is collectively hosted by the Food Industry Association Executives, the Food Marketing Institute, and the National Grocers Association each year.

To learn how you can get involved in this event, visit www.grocersdayinwashington.com.

Grocers in the Community

Founder's Grandson Becomes President and CEO of Redner's Markets

redners logo

Ryan Redner, previously COO, has been named president and CEO of Redner’s Markets, succeeding his father, Richard Redner, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors and assume the title of SVP of strategic planning.

“I felt it was time for the next generation to take over,” said Richard. “I and the board have full confidence in Ryan’s ability to provide leadership for our company as we take the next steps into building a strong third generation of family in leadership positions.”

The company has 44 warehouse markets and 21 Quick Shoppes convenience stores in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The company has more than 4,700 employees.



Ryan Redner, previously COO, has been named president and CEO of Redner’s Markets, succeeding his father, Richard Redner, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors and assume the title of SVP of strategic planning. 

“I felt it was time for the next generation to take over,” said Richard. “I and the board have full confidence in Ryan’s ability to provide leadership for our company as we take the next steps into building a strong third generation of family in leadership positions.”

The company has 44 warehouse markets and 21 Quick Shoppes convenience stores in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The company has more than 4,700 employees.

Ryan Redner, previously COO, has been named president and CEO of Redner’s Markets, succeeding his father, Richard Redner, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors and assume the title of SVP of strategic planning. 

“I felt it was time for the next generation to take over,” said Richard. “I and the board have full confidence in Ryan’s ability to provide leadership for our company as we take the next steps into building a strong third generation of family in leadership positions.”

The company has 44 warehouse markets and 21 Quick Shoppes convenience stores in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The company has more than 4,700 employees.

Ryan Redner, previously COO, has been named president and CEO of Redner’s Markets, succeeding his father, Richard Redner, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors and assume the title of SVP of strategic planning. 

“I felt it was time for the next generation to take over,” said Richard. “I and the board have full confidence in Ryan’s ability to provide leadership for our company as we take the next steps into building a strong third generation of family in leadership positions.”

The company has 44 warehouse markets and 21 Quick Shoppes convenience stores in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The company has more than 4,700 employees.


Ryan Redner, previously COO, has been named president and CEO of Redner’s Markets, succeeding his father, Richard Redner, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors and assume the title of SVP of strategic planning. 

“I felt it was time for the next generation to take over,” said Richard. “I and the board have full confidence in Ryan’s ability to provide leadership for our company as we take the next steps into building a strong third generation of family in leadership positions.”

The company has 44 warehouse markets and 21 Quick Shoppes convenience stores in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The company has more than 4,700 employees.

Ryan Redner, previously COO, has been named president and CEO of Redner’s Markets, succeeding his father, Richard Redner, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors and assume the title of SVP of strategic planning. 

“I felt it was time for the next generation to take over,” said Richard. “I and the board have full confidence in Ryan’s ability to provide leadership for our company as we take the next steps into building a strong third generation of family in leadership positions.”

The company has 44 warehouse markets and 21 Quick Shoppes convenience stores in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The company has more than 4,700 employees.

Contact Us

Contact

Sign up for the NGA Education & Leadership Weekly

Sign Up