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NGA Show Releases Full Program for 2020 Event

Today, The NGA Show, the premier tradeshow for the independent supermarket industry, released its full program for the 2020 NGA Show that includes more than 60 educational sessions and more than 100 speakers covering issues facing the food retail industry. The 2020 NGA Show will take place from February 23- 26 at the San Diego…
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NGA Grows Member Resources with New Staff Additions and Promotion

Arlington, VA- Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announced new additions to its team and a staff promotion that expands its member benefits to better serve America’s independent grocers. “NGA is committed to investing in advocacy, education, and communications efforts that assist independent supermarkets competing in an…
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NGA Expresses Disappointment on Exclusion of a Fix to the Retail Glitch

Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, released the following statement from NGA president and CEO, Greg Ferrara, on Congress’ lack of action to resolve the retail glitch, a drafting error in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. “NGA is disappointed that Congress failed to…
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NGA Urges Congressional Leadership to Fix the Retail Glitch this Year

Arlington, VA– Yesterday, the National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, sent a letter urging congressional leadership to include the “Restoring Investment in Improvements Act” in any end-of-year spending package. The bill resolves the “retail glitch,” a drafting error in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that causes interior…
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NGA Applauds Agreement on USMCA

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, issued the following statement from NGA Director of Government Relations Molly Pfaffenroth praising the announcement that the administration and House leadership have agreed to hold a vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “NGA is pleased House leadership plans to vote on an…
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NGA Show to Hold Volunteer Event in Partnership with MATTERbox Program

Trumbull, CT – The NGA Show today announced a volunteer effort, sponsored by Cub Foods and in partnership with MATTER that will provide healthy snacks and nutrition education to those in need in the local San Diego area. On Sunday, February 23, immediately following the Opening Keynote Session, volunteers will pack more than 1,000 MATTERbox…
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Maggie White Promoted to Director of the NGA Foundation

Arlington, VA- The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Maggie White has been promoted to the position of Director of the NGA Foundation. White previously served as Manager, Donor Relations and Development for the NGA Foundation. “For the past two years, Maggie has led numerous efforts within the NGA Foundation and is…
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NGA Announces Expanded Government Relations Services

Adds to Government Relations Department and Retains Food Law Firm Arlington, VA- The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that Terence Huie has joined its government relations department as a Manager of PAC and Grassroots. In this role, Huie will manage NGA’s Political Action Committee, Grocers PAC and its grassroots advocacy efforts. He joined NGA on…
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NGA Makes New Appointments to Board of Directors and Presents Dave Jones with Industry Service Award at Fall Meetings

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, is pleased to announce the appointments of Amy Kirtland Executive Vice President Independents, Fresh and Exclusive Brands at KeHE Distributors and Lori Raya, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer at SpartanNash to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors. Kirtland serves KeHE’s customers…
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ROFDA to Join Forces with NGA

The National Grocers Association (NGA) and Retailer Owned Foods Distributors & Associates (ROFDA) today announced that ROFDA will merge under NGA. The merger, approved by both NGA and ROFDA’s Board of Directors, will bring together two organizations with a shared mission to ensure a robust independent supermarket industry while continuing to provide a forum and…
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Industry Leader David Mitchell Honored with NGA Spirit of America Award

Arlington, VA- The National Grocers Association (NGA) and the Alabama Grocers Association presented David Mitchell, President of Mitchell Grocery Corporation, located in Albertville, Alabama, with the Spirit of America Award. The award recognizes a lifetime commitment to the independent supermarket industry and was presented Wednesday, October 23 to Mr. Mitchell at the Alabama Grocers Association’s…
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Fiscal Year 2018 Signals an Important Turnaround Year for Independent Grocers

Study Finds Sales and Profit Growth along with a Rising Optimism about the Future Business Outlook The 2019 edition of the annual Independent Grocers Financial Survey, a joint study between the National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS Solutions, labels the fiscal year 2018 as an important turnaround year for independent grocers. Economic activity continued to…
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Missouri Governor Mike Parson Honored with the National Grocers Association Spirit of America Award

The National Grocers Association (NGA) presented Missouri Governor Mike Parson with the Spirit of America Award. The award recognizes a lifetime commitment to the independent supermarket industry and was presented on October 17 to Governor Parson at the Missouri Grocers Convention. “Independent grocers are vital to Missouri’s economy and Mike has been a strong advocate…
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Former Chick-fil-A EVP to Keynote Closing General Session at The NGA Show

Trumbull, CT- The NGA Show today announced that former Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc., Steven A. Robinson, will provide closing remarks at the 2020 NGA Show, held February 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center. Robinson is an expert on what has made Chick-fil-A an incredible success. From 1981 to…
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Innovation and Emerging Issues Takes the Spotlight at The NGA Show

The NGA Show, the premier tradeshow of the independent supermarket industry, will showcase more than 60 educational sessions and more than 100 speakers, covering a wide array of emerging and top of mind issues facing the food retailing industry during its three-day, flagship conference held February 23 – 26 in San Diego, CA. For more…
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Wettlin Treppendahl Honored with Spirit of America Award

Arlington, VA– The National Grocers Association (NGA) and Associated Grocers Baton Rouge (AGBR) honored Wettlin Treppendahl, owner of Treppendahl’s Super Foods, with the NGA Spirit of America Award. The award recognizes dedication and service to the independent supermarket industry and was presented to Wettlin last night at the AGBR Annual Shareholders meeting in Gonzales, Louisiana.…
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NGA Foundation Awards Scholarships to Rising Stars in the Supermarket Industry

Arlington, VA- The NGA Foundation today announced it has awarded up to $71,000 in scholarship funding to 16 students pursuing a career in the supermarket industry for the 2019-2020 academic year. “The NGA Foundation is committed to preparing students for the future,” said Matt Ott, executive director of the NGA Foundation. “This class of scholarship…
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NGA Foundation Launches Enhanced Career Center

Arlington, VA- The NGA Foundation today announced the launch of the NGA Foundation Career Center that connects supermarket industry professionals across all fields and career stages with employers offering career opportunities. The Center also offers a variety of training resources and career tips to support the recruitment of new individuals to the independent grocery sector as…
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The NGA Show Expands Specialty Pavilion Offerings

Trumbull, CT – The NGA Show, the premier tradeshow of the independent supermarket industry, announced today seven new specialty pavilions for the 2020 event, held February 23 – 26 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. New pavilions on the 2020 NGA Show EXPO floor include: Foodservice Pavilion – The Foodservice Pavilion provides retailers the…
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