NGA is the only national trade association dedicated solely to the needs of independent, community-focused grocery retailers and operators. NGA’s nearly 1,400 retailer members are independent supermarket operators, defined as privately-held or family owned, and the wholesalers and cooperatives that support them. The true entrepreneurs of the industry, independent grocers operate supermarkets of all formats and sizes that meet a wide variety of consumer needs and demands. Nationally, the independent supermarket channel includes nearly 21,000 of the 36,000 U.S. supermarkets and generates $131 billion in annual sales, representing nearly 25% of the total domestic market.
Wholesaler members are companies primarily engaged in wholesale distribution, in the retail distribution of food and food related products including retailer-owned cooperatives and voluntary wholesale distributors of food and related products.