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.

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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.

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

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NGA Foundation

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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. 




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Featured Event

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Fall Leadership Meetings

October 16 - 20, 2017
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL

For the first time ever, NGA is aligning its Fall Leadership Meetings with the NACS Show.  In addition to directly engaging with decision makers and industry experts at the Fall Leadership Meetings, network with more than 20,000 attendees at the NACS Show, the premier event of the year for the convenience and fuel retailing industry.

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

Grocers in the Community

Sendik's Plans to Open Small-Format Store Near Marquette University Campus

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Sendik's Food Markets recently announced plans to open a small-format store in downtown Milwaukee, near the Marquette University Campus.  The new store is expected to open during the 2017-2018 school year, and staffed by approximately 20 employees, possibly Marquette students.  

"From my earliest days as president at Marquette, I told our students and our partners in the Near West Side that bringing a top-quality grocer to our community was the highest priority,” Michael Lovell, Marquette University president, said in a statement. 

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the 4,800-square-foot store will be similar to the Fresh2Go stores operated by Sendik's.  The new store will feature healthy snacks, single-serve meals, fresh produce, and Sendik's Express, an online ordering and curbside pickup service. 

 

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.

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