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 Women Grocers of America (WGA) provides women in the independent grocery and food industries the chance to promote educational and professional opportunities for individuals through its scholarship, awards programs, networking events, and educational training. WGA's mission is to:
Give visible support and recognition to the many outstanding women in the grocery and food industry whose leadership and experience have made an impact on their companies, their associates, their communities, their families and the industry.
Membership in the WGA is open to any woman affiliated with a retail, wholesale, manufacturing/service supplier company or state/local association that maintains membership in the National Grocers Association. Click on the link below to download the membership form.
WGA Membership Application Form
For further information, contact Kailee Tkacz by email firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 703.516.8832.
To find out more about WGA, check out our first WGA webinar.
2014 Run Presented by:
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Thank You to the WGA 2013 5K Sponsors: Kellogg Company, Mondelez International, Sterilox Fresh, The Clorox Company, The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever!
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2014 WGA 5K, check out these WGA Fun Run/Walk Sponsorship Opportunities.
WGA is now accepting applications for its prestigious 2014 WOTYA. The winner will be announced at the NGA Show in Las Vegas, NV on February 9, 2014. Nominations are due December 15, 2013. DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE WOTYA Nominee Qualifications
For over 20 years, Dory has been a pioneer to the industry and her community. Her award-winning Newport Avenue Market has been voted Best Grocery Store in Central Oregon for 15 years in a row. But Dory's leadership extends beyond the store. Co-founder of the Hunger Prevention Coalition, her store served as the pilot store for "The Help Fill Empty Plates" program, which has raised over $429,000 for the Coalition. Despite the trying economy, her drive to create extraordinary customer service resulted in 12% growth in 2012 alone.
WGA also presented WGA's 2013 Humanitarian Award to Kathleen DiChiara, founder, President and CEO of the Community Foodbank of New Jersey.
Frances "Chi Chi" Puhl, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Associated Wholesale Grocers, received 2013 WGA's Legend Award.
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. In support of NGA's mission to recruit and retain the next generation of quality managers and entrepreneurs, WGA is pleased to announce that the 2013 Mary Macey Scholarships award recipients:
Kathleen McDonald of is a Junior at the University of Utah majoring in Business Administration with a Minor in Nutrition. She currently works in customer service and as a Floral Assistant at Dan's Food Market and has been with the company for three years. She hopes to open her own organic/healthy foods store where she can help people with health issues such as Celiac disease and diabetes.
Shannon Rosenbalm of is finishing up her Associate's Degree in Business Administration at Tyler Junior College. She is a part-timestudent and works full-time for the Brookshire Grocery Company on the DSD Data Integrity Team, in addition to raising her children. She has been with the company for seven years and plans to transfer to the University of Texas at Tyler for her Bachelor's of Business Administration upon receiving her Associate's degree. Shannon loves the grocery business and plans to use her higher education to further her career in the independent sector.
Read the full press release here.
The WGA Scholarships are one-year awards for $1,500. Independent retailers and wholesalers, their employees and families, including WGA and NGA members, are eligible to apply. Applicants must attend a U.S. college or university, have a 2.0 grade point average or better and be entering sophomores or continuing students in good standing in a two-year, bachelor degree-granting institution or graduate program.
2014 APPLICATIONS COMING SOON!
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