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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.

Grocers in the Community

Big Y Supermarkets Donates to 32 Breast Cancer Support Groups

Big Y Partner of Hope

Throughout the month of October Big Y Supermarkets donated to 32 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut through the "Partners of Hope" program. 

Big Y donated a portion of the proceeds from both floral and produce departments as well as 5 cents for each Big Y, Top Care, Full Circle, Simply Done, Paws Happy Life, Pure Harmony, @Ease, Tippy Toes and Culinary Tours brand products (excluding random weight items) from October 4-10. The butcher shops also donated 10 cents from every pound of All Natural Angus Beef and Big Y Smart Chicken sold. In addition, Big Y pharmacy and wellness centers donated $5 for evey flu shot given. 

“Breast cancer affects thousands of women and many men each year. We hope that this initiative will not only promote breast cancer awareness but also save lives through early detection and care,” said Big Y CEO Donald D’Amour.

(The Shelby Report)


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Featured Event

NGA Show 2019

2019 NGA Show

February 24-27, 2019
San Diego, CA

Each year, The NGA Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers and service providers for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate. 

NGA is the only industry association devoted exclu­sively to the needs of independent grocers. Given today’s ever-changing marketplace and evolving advancements in innovation occurring in the food retail industry, The NGA Show is a must-attend event.  

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NGA Advocacy Center


The NGA Take Action portal provides a platform for each of the nearly one million workers represented by the independent retail and wholesale supermarket industry to make their voice heard and connect with elected officials and regulators. It takes less than one minute to contact your Members of Congress on issues of importance to the independent supermarket industry and make a difference!

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National Grocer

A blog covering all things independent supermarket

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