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NGA and ISSA Announce Partnership to Bring Outbreak Prevention, Response and Recovery Accreditation Program to Independents

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) is partnering with ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association and the Global Risk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, to bring a new, comprehensive cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention program to grocery retailers. The program, called the GBAC STAR, is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention,…
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USMCA Secures Free Trade and Vital Imports for Independent Supermarkets

 Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, released the following statement from NGA Director of Government Relations Molly Pfaffenroth, once again voicing support for the United States -Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA), which went into effect yesterday. “USMCA is vital for independent retailers and wholesalers, allowing them…
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NGA Urges Swift Action to Address Nationwide Shortage of Coins

Association spearheads efforts with other trade groups in pushing U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve to make more coins available to businesses amid pandemic-driven drop in cash transactions Arlington, VA – In a letter sent today to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve, the National Grocers Association (NGA) called on the federal policymakers…
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FMI, NACDS, NCPA, NGA and PCMA Announce Best Practices for Signature-Free Access to Prescription Drugs

(Washington, D.C.) — FMI – The Food Industry Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), National Grocers Association (NGA), and the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today issued the following joint statement outlining the best practices for pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to follow for documenting signature-free delivery or…
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National Grocers Association Foundation Chosen as Technical Assistance Partner for USDA Produce Incentive Grant

The National Grocers Association Foundation (NGA Foundation) announced today that it has been selected to be a sub-awardee for a federal contract to provide Training and Technical Assistance to retailers implementing produce incentive and prescription projects. The NGA Foundation joins a coalition of partners under this effort, led by the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition…
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NGA announces first-ever virtual Executive Conference, September 22-25, 2020

The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced today that it will host its annual leadership meeting virtually, September 22nd – 25th, 2020.  The announcement comes in an effort to prioritize the health, safety, and resources of our members as they continue to help their communities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The NGA Executive Conference will serve as…
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NGA Supports Modernization of Hours of Service Rules

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today applauded an announcement by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the publication of final Hours of Service (HoS) rule for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The proposed rule, published in detail in August 2019, received over 2,800 comments. “Commercial vehicle drivers are…
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NGA Applauds Legislation for Frontline Food Supply Chain Heroes

The National Grocers Association (NGA) today applauded the introduction of the Assistance and Gratitude for Coronavirus Heroes in Agribusiness who are Invaluable to the Nation, or the AG CHAIN Act. Introduced by Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and Dwight Evans (PA-03), this bipartisan bill would provide a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for all essential…
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NGA Expands Communications Team, Adds Jim Dudlicek as Director of Communications and External Affairs

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today announced that Jim Dudlicek is joining its team as Director, Communications and External Affairs. “NGA is committed to investing in communications efforts that assist our members as they compete in an industry constantly evolving, and ensure they are…
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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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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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