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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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Ferrara to Succeed Larkin as President and CEO of the National Grocers Association

Former Independent Grocer and current NGA Executive to Take the Reins September 1 Arlington, VA- Following an extensive national search, assisted by the firm of Spencer Stuart, Cheryl Sommer, NGA Chair of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the search committee, and Mike Stigers, NGA Vice Chairman of the Board and Co-Chair of the search committee, are…
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NGA Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in FMI v. Argus Leader Media

Arlington, VA- National Grocers Association (NGA) President and CEO Peter Larkin offered the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s decision in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media. “NGA welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision that will protect store-level SNAP sales data from public disclosure. NGA has maintained that a retailer’s SNAP store data should…
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105 U.S. Reps., 28 U.S. Senators Urge Trump Administration to Fix Pharmacy DIR Fees

Pharmacy groups unite to laud bipartisan Congressional focus on closing the loophole that inflates drug costs for patients and Medicare, and jeopardizes pharmacies Washington D.C.- Nearly a quarter of the House of Representatives – 105 members – has sent a letter to President Donald Trump noting the “missed opportunity” to reduce seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs.…
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NGA Foundation Celebrates 2019 Executive Leadership Development Program Graduates

Arlington, VA-  45 grocery industry executives graduated last week from the NGA Foundation’s Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). The program lasted from June 2-6 and was held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. “The ELDP program prepares the next generation of leaders in the supermarket industry to take on an array of challenges and opportunities.…
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Pharmacy United in Call for President Trump to Act on DIR Fee Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2019 CONTACTS: Jack Mozloom, National Community Pharmacists Association Chris Krese, National Association of Chain Drug Stores Sheila Arquette, National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Alicia Kerry Mica or Chad Clinton, American Pharmacists Association Heather Garlich, Food Marketing Institute Laura Strange, National Grocers Association Bipartisan support is strong for a legislative fix…
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NGA Now Accepting Creative Choice Award Entries

Arlington, VA- The National Grocers Association (NGA) is calling for entries for its annual Creative Choice Awards to recognize the best marketing and merchandising initiatives in the independent grocery industry. Creative Choice award winners will be honored at The NGA Show, February 23-26, 2020 in San Diego, CA. The Creative Choice Awards are sponsored by…
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NGA Disappointed CMS Ruling Leaves Out Pharmacy DIR Fee Reforms

Arlington, VA- Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, expressed its disappointment after a long-awaited drug pricing rule released yesterday evening by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) failed to include necessary reforms to pharmacy price concessions and the retroactive nature of direct and indirect…
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Food Retailers Advocate on Tax Reform and Payments with Lawmakers

Washington D.C. – Retail members from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the National Grocers Association (NGA), which include supermarket retailers, wholesalers, and food industry state association executives, will participate in nearly 200 meetings with Members of Congress and their staff during “Day In Washington,” the annual supermarket industry fly-in. Grocers and food industry executives will…
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NGA Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Case That Examines Confidential Business Information

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today issued the following statement from NGA President and CEO Peter Larkin following the oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court case that examined whether store-level SNAP sales data is considered confidential and therefore protected from public dissemination. “Store-level…
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