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.

Grocers in the Community

Niemann Foods, Inc. Celebrates 100 Years of Service

In 1917 Ferd Niemann, Sr. and Steve Niemann opened their first grocery store, and by 1930, they were operating ten corner grocery stores.   Hard work and progressive thinking has lead two more generations to allow Neimann Foods, Inc. to become the largest independently owned supermarket chain in central Illinois. 

Today, more than 100 grocery, pet food, hardware, pharmacies and gas stations are part of the NFI family and continue to serve their respective communities with a commitment to taking care of their customers.

Featured Event


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, click here.

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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