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

Wright's Market Works to Provide Affordable Healthy Options for SNAP Recipients Through Double Up Food Bucks Program

Wright's Market employee Katie Hall straightens and restocks packaged strawberries.
Photo by: Emily Enfinger, Opelika-Auburn News

“The goal with the FINI grant is to get more fresh foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, into the diet of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients,” said Jimmy Wright, President of Wright's Market. “We see it certainly as making a difference in their lives and their diet, and at the same time saving them some money and helping them with their budget."

"Our mission in our business is nourishing families and strengthening communities, so we’re always looking for opportunities to bring that mission to fruition, and this was certainly one that lined up with it.”

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Featured Event

2018 Independent Impact Summit

Independent Impact Summit at NGA Fall Leadership Meetings

October 24-26, 2018
Washington, DC

Join other thought leaders in the independent supermarket industry to discuss emerging issues and participate in B2B meetings during Trading Partners Live!

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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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