Wholesaler Membership

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.

Who is Eligible for a Wholesaler Membership? 

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.

Wholesaler Member Benefits Include

  • Government Relations and Advocacy efforts
  • Education & Research
  • Online Training & Webinars
  • Share Groups
  • Free legal counsel hotline
  • E-newsletters

Click HERE for the current Wholesaler Membership List

How Do I Join NGA?

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

Wholesaler Membership Application

Return your completed application via:

Email to membership@nationalgrocers.org
Mail to 1005 North Glebe Road, Suite 250, Arlington, VA 22201-5758
Or Fax to (703) 516-0115


Please contact Tom Dozier, Senior Director, Member Services
(703) 516-0700

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