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

KTA Express Opens in Kealakekua

KTA Express Opens in Kealakekua

“We at KTA are honored to be able to open our newest location on the site of the former Kamigaki Market, which was an iconic family run business,” said Barry Taniguchi, CEO and chairman of KTA Super Stores. “We are happy to expand our presence and be a part of the community.”

KTA Super Stores was established in 1916 as K. Taniguchi Shoten by Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi in Waiakea, Hawaii. For more than 100 years, KTA Super Stores has been committed to its founders’ mission of working hard to fulfill the food, household and health care needs of Hawaiians.

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Featured Event


Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP)

June 3-7, 2018
Ithaca, NY

Implementing organizational and cultural changes in order to execute new strategies are imperative skills for effective leaders. The NGA Executive Leadership Development Program is designed to develop and prepare leaders to face business challenges in the 21st century marketplace. 

The conference is a high-impact learning opportunity encompassing intense, interactive instruction presented by a mix of respected academic and industry leaders.

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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

  • Consumer Confidence Heating Up

    Consumer confidence is on the rise, with April’s level up nearly two points from March, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, and as we approach the summer months this is good news for the U.S. economy and retailers. Summer is synonymous with barbeques, holidays, picnics and social gatherings – and the supermarket industry plays an integral role in these connections.

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  • What's "Cooking" with Menu Labeling

    Following the passage early this year of legislation in the House, NGA continues to urge the Senate HELP Committee to take up the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act in order to provide companies with the additional flexibility needed to make this regulation work for all covered entities.

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  • An Outlook on Food and Nutrition Policy inside the Beltway

    Introduction of the House Farm Bill could come this week, and as Congress begins this process, NGA is working hard to ensure the voice of the independent supermarket industry is represented.

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Grocery Supplies and Services Guide

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