Tax reform, estate tax, sales tax, & other tax-related issues.
Employee/employer relations, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor.
Affordable Care Act
SNAP, WIC, food safety & more.
Nutrition labeling, Country of Origin labeling, Meat Department labeling.
Resources on coupons, food recalls, PCI/Data Security & more.
*Find out more about NGA’s:
Campaign to Preserve Competition, Consumer Choice, and a Democratic Workplace
*Get Involved with NGA’s Grassroots Advocacy Efforts
Take Action on Important Industry Issues
Original research, consumer trends, and benchmarking reports related to the independent grocer.
Providing online learning resources for independent grocers with more than 85 industry-specific online courses.
Keeping you up-to-date on important industry topics.
Providing the opportunity for targeted groups to problem solve, idea swap, and help non-competing industry partners.
Serving the industry through sharing information, education, and research to NGA members and the industry.
Advancing a collaborative agenda of industry focused academics and research.
NGA provides the latest education and research to help independent retailers increase profits and grow their operations. Here members will find the information and resources needed to make timely and accurate business decisions in today’s marketplace.
The retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and state association executives who belong to the Asparagus Club are a highly motivated group of industry leaders who are dedicated to the future of the grocery industry. There is no better way to ensure a healthy future for the grocery industry than by ensuring a constant stream of talented young people who want to make a career in this fascinating and ever-changing business, particularly in the independent retail and wholesale sector.
Since 1990, the Asparagus Club Scholarship Program has provided over $850,000 in scholarships to students preparing for careers in the grocery industry. In just the past five years, the Asparagus Club awarded over $100,000 to young men and women who have set out on the road to careers in the industry.
Each year, subject to availability of funds, The Asparagus Club awards up to ten scholarships to rising full-time juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in business, food management or another relevant course of study leading to a career in the grocery industry, with preference given to the independent retail and wholesale sector. Each scholarship is $1,500 per semester (Fall and Spring only) for a maximum of four consecutive semesters. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA per semester/quarter and full-time status to continue receiving the scholarship.
Should you know of any young people who are in college pursuing a career in the food industry, particularly the independent community focused retail or wholesale sectors, and whom you feel would be a genuine asset to the industry, please contact the Baton Rouge Area Foundation at 877-387-6162 or www.braf.org for more information, eligibility requirements and application information.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
T: (877) 387-6162
1005 N. Glebe Road, Suite 250, Arlington, Virginia, 22201-5758 | (703) 516-0700 | fax (703) 516-0115