Priority Issues

NGA’s Government Relations team works on federal legislative and regulatory policy issues that impact our members and the independent supermarket industry. To view specific issues that we are currently working on, please visit our Grocers Take Action Center.

NGA was founded on a mission to “promote, maintain, and strengthen the competitive marketplace” of food retail. 

NGA supports tax policies that encourage growth and investment in Main Street American businesses.

NGA works closely with Congress and federal agencies to improve nutrition assistance programs. 

NGA is fighting to lower the costs of accepting credit and debit cards for merchants and customers.

NGA advocates for federal labor and employment regulations that will allow grocers to continue to provide Main Street jobs.

Coalition Advocacy 

NGA works closely with trade associations, industry groups, and stakeholders on a variety of public policy issues. These coalitions allow us to coordinate resources and advance solutions to problems that affect not just independent grocery but the broader merchant, small business, and food and beverage community.