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

Bailey's General Store Marks 119 Years on Sanibel Island

Bailey's General Store

"We always put our customers first," Baillie Johnson said. "The back of our uniforms read 'customers are our business' and that is exactly how we operate."

Originally a packing and shipping house, Bailey's General Store on Sanibel Island has been serving the community since 1899. With now the fourth generations of Johnson's running the family store, they pride themselves on supporting the community whether it be creating a last minute "emergency" wedding cake for a customer, or opening the day after Hurricane Irma. 

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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

  • Next Steps and What to Expect for the 2018 Farm Bill

    This week, the Senate is poised to release its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. We anticipate that the Senate version will look vastly different from the House version as both Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have acknowledge that it will make limited changes to the SNAP program.

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  • 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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