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National Grocers Association Thanks #SuperMarketSuperHeroes

Arlington, VA- The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, is thanking independent retail and wholesale grocery associates for their hard work and dedication during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with a campaign built around the hashtag #SuperMarketSuperHeroes. NGA is also providing a variety of resources, materials, and guidance as independent…
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NGA: CARES Act Contains Important Tax Provision for Independent Grocers

Arlington, VA- The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry released the following statement from NGA President and CEO Greg Ferrara in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which contains an important technical correction to fix the retail…
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NGA Applauds Senate for Including Retail Glitch Fix in Stimulus Package

Arlington, VA- 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 the Senate including a fix to the retail glitch – a drafting error in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 that harms retailers – in…
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NGA and the United Fresh Produce Association Partner on Produce Procurement Efforts

Arlington, VA- The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket and the United Fresh Produce Association have partnered to connect produce distributors to retailers. “The entire food industry has come together incredibly during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ensuring that Americans across the country have access to affordable and nutritious food,” said…
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NGA Appoints Jonathan Downey as Senior Vice President, Industry Relations

Arlington, VA- The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced that Jonathan Downey has joined its team as Senior Vice President, Industry Relations. “I’m pleased to welcome Jonathan to the NGA Team.  His years of experience working closely with CPG and supplier companies will be an asset to NGA, our members, and the independent supermarket industry. …
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NGA Applauds Trump Administration’s Coordination with Grocery Industry during COVID-19 Outbreak

Arlington, VA – National Grocers Association President and CEO Greg Ferrara released the following statement after participating in a call with President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary Mnuchin, Secretary Perdue and other White House officials on the Administration’s plans to address the COVID-19 outbreak: “NGA applauds President Trump, Vice President Pence and Administration officials for…
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NGA Promotes Christopher Jones to Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Counsel

Arlington, VA –  The National Grocers Association is pleased to announce that Christopher Jones has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Counsel. Jones previously served as Vice President of Government Relations & Counsel. “Chris and his team are tremendous advocates for NGA’s members before Congress and federal agencies. Under Chris’ leadership,…
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National Grocers Association Awards “Outstanding Marketer” to K-VA-T Food Stores, Food City and “Outstanding Merchandiser” to Brookshire Grocery Company

San Diego, CA- The “Outstanding Marketer” and “Outstanding Merchandiser” in the Creative Choice Awards were announced today during the Super Breakfast Session at the 2020 NGA Show. Outstanding Marketer was awarded to K-VA-T Food Stores, Food City for their Grand Opening in Abingdon, Virginia. The event generated excitement in the community, resulting in strong traditional…
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Western Michigan University Wins 2020 Student Case Study Competition

San Diego, CA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced Western Michigan University as the winner of the 2020 Student Case Study Competition held at The NGA Show in San Diego, CA. Niagara University was awarded second place. More than 70 students from 14 universities with food industry programs competed with presentations on developing ways…
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National Grocers Association Crowns 2020 Best Bagger

The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced Nicole Cote of Hannaford Supermarket in Maine defeated 22 other best baggers from across the country to claim a grand prize of $10,000. The Best Bagger Championship is sponsored by PepsiCo and emceed by Akbar Gbajabiamila, co-host of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and author of Everyone Can Be…
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2020 NGA Show Opens in San Diego

San Diego, CA – The 2020 NGA Show, the premier tradeshow for the independent supermarket industry, opened yesterday with a sold-out EXPO floor. Over the next two days, the NGA Show will feature more than 60 educational sessions and more than 100 speakers discussing issues facing food retail. “The NGA Show continues to grow, providing…
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NGA Statement on Permanency for Full and Immediate Expensing

The National Grocers Association supports the “Accelerate Long-Term Investment Growth Now (ALIGN) Act,” introduced yesterday by Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) to make permanent an important provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) allowing for full and immediate expensing of certain properties, which is set to phase down after 2022. Full and immediate expensing…
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NGA Statement on White House’s FY 2021 Budget Proposal

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, issued the following statement from Greg Ferrara, NGA president and CEO, in response to the release of President Trump’s FY 2021 budget proposal: “Independent grocers are indispensable partners with the federal government to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), serving millions of…
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NGA Statement on House Passing the PRO Act

Arlington, VA- The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, issued the following statement from NGA’s President & CEO, Greg Ferrara, regarding today’s passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474) by the House of Representatives. “America’s independent grocers are working hard every day to spur local…
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NGA Reveals Creative Choice Awards Category Winners

Arlington, VA- Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) revealed this year’s winners in its Creative Choice Awards contest, sponsored by Kellogg’s and Unilever. The contest honors the best marketing and merchandising campaigns in the grocery industry that positively impact sales, benefit the community, and stand out creatively. Entries are judged by a panel of 26…
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NGA Statement on USMCA

Arlington, VA- 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 President Trump for signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) “USMCA encourages free trade and ensures access to products produced and grown in Canada and Mexico that might not…
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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 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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