NGA is the only national trade association dedicated solely to the needs of independent, community-focused grocery retailers and operators. For 35 years, NGA has had privilege to serve the independent supermarket industry. As a member of NGA, you and your associates will have access to a vast range of benefits and resources specifically tailored to the independent supermarket channel to help you grow your business and prepare for future shifts in the marketplace.  

Membership Has Its Benefits 

Membership with NGA is company-wide and provides you and your employees a wide range of resources and tools specifically tailored to the independent supermarket sector to help you improve your bottom line and strengthen the voice of the independent supermarket industry. 

‚ÄčGovernment Relations

Join grassroots government relations efforts designed to ensure your voice is heard in Washington. Whether it is getting involved with advocacy efforts, participating in the NGA Grocers PAC, or contacting your representative through our automated system, NGA makes it easy for you.

Online Training

Train your staff the easy way through the NGA Online Training and Education Center. NGA provides your company with flexible access to over 130 grocery-specific training courses in multiple languages, including Spanish, for an extremely low, fixed rate.


Learn from industry leaders without leaving your store through NGA Webinar Wednesdays. Available for free for your entire staff, webinars provide information about the industry’s latest regulations, trends and opportunities.


Have meaningful dialogues with CPG companies and service suppliers through our Trading Partner Business Sessions and Industry Collaboration initiatives. 

Share Groups


The NGA Share Group program offers like-minded professionals the opportunity to learn and network with one another in a supportive, non-competing environment.  Share Group participation is open to NGA member companies only and typically involves a two meeting per year time commitment. NGA currently administers 8 active Share Groups and is forming several additional groups.

Who is Eligible for NGA Membership? 

Retailer: Any privately-held, independent and/or family owned and operated grocery retailer or ESOP can join NGA as a retail member.

Wholesaler: Firms primarily engaged in the retail distribution of food and related products; and firms primarily engaged in wholesale distribution, including retailer-owned cooperatives and voluntary wholesale distributors of food and related products.

Associate/Supplier: Firms regularly engaged in manufacturing for sale of food and related products to regular members; firms regularly engaged in supplying services to regular members; and local, state, regional and other associations whose purpose is to serve food retailers and/or distributors. 

How Do I Join NGA?

Start your NGA membership today! To apply, please fill out and send in a membership application:

Retailer Membership Application

Wholesaler Membership Application

Associate Member Application

Return your completed application via:
Email to
Mail to 1005 North Glebe Road, Suite 250, Arlington, VA 22201-5758
Or Fax to (703) 516-516-0115


Retailer/Wholesaler Members Contact: 
Tom Dozier, Senior Director, Member Services
(703) 516-0700

Associate/Service Supplier Members Contact: 
Corinne Routhier, Vice President
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