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NGA Hires Robert Yeakel as Director of Government Relations

Arlington, VA. – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced that Robert Yeakel has joined its government relations department as a director. In this role, Yeakel will manage payments and data security policy issues. “Robert’s experience on Capitol Hill will be a tremendous benefit to the NGA team as we continue to score legislative victories…
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Laura Strange Appointed Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Laura Strange has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs.  Laura previously served as Vice President, Industry Relations, Marketing, and Communications.  In this expanded role Laura will continue to oversee the industry relations, marketing and communications…
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NGA Praises Signing of Farm Bill that Includes Important Wins for Main Street Grocers

Arlington, VA –National Grocers Association (NGA) President and CEO Peter Larkin released the following statement after President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill: “Today, President Trump signed a Farm Bill into law that strengthens the SNAP public-private partnership between the federal government and independent supermarket operators and provides certainty throughout the country and provides certainty…
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NGA: Farm Bill Contains Important Victories for Independent Grocers

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today released the following statement from Peter Larkin, NGA president and CEO, on the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill: “On behalf of the independent grocers across the nation, we applaud the final passage of the Farm Bill and…
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Larkin Announces Retirement as President and CEO of the National Grocers Association

  Arlington, VA – Peter Larkin, President and CEO of the National Grocers Association, today announced to the NGA Board of Directors that he will retire from the organization effective December 31, 2019.  Larkin’s retirement from NGA caps off a nearly 40-year career in the supermarket industry. During Larkin’s tenure, NGA has experienced retail and wholesale…
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Renowed Political Strategist Donna Brazile and Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino to Keynote The NGA Show

SAN DIEGO, CA- Today, The NGA Show announced that Donna Brazile, renowned political strategist and former interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary, political commentator, and Fox News host will provide the opening keynote address on Sunday, February 24 at the 2019 NGA Show. The 2019 NGA Show…
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NGA Foundation Awards Scholarships to Scholastic Stars in the Supermarket Industry

ARLINGTON, VA — The NGA Foundation, today announced it has awarded up to $73,000 in scholarship funding to 17 students pursuing a career in the supermarket industry for the 2018-2019 academic year. “Positioning the independent supermarket industry as an employer of choice is essential for the development of the industry’s workforce,” said Matthew Ott, executive…
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Independent Grocers Alongside Business Coalition Appeal to Treasury Department To Resolve Drafting Error in New Tax Law

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, and others in the business community sent a letter urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to issue guidance resolving errors in the 2017 tax reform law related to depreciation rules. Nearly 300 businesses and associations signed onto the letter with…
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NGA Foundation Announces New Hire

ARLINGTON, VA. – Matthew Ott, executive director of the NGA Foundation today announced that Amalea Híjar has joined as its director. “I am pleased to welcome Amalea to the NGA Foundation and to add her talent and wealth of knowledge to our expanding team,” said Ott. “We often hear from independent grocers and wholesalers about the…
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NGA: Farm Bill One Step Closer to Finish Line

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today released the following statement from Greg Ferrara, NGA executive vice president of advocacy, public relations and member services on the House vote to move the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill, to a conference committee:…
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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 programs in the grocery industry.  Creative Choice Award winners will be honored at The NGA Show, February 24-27, 2019 in San Diego, CA. The Creative Choice Awards, sponsored by Kellogg’s and…
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NGA Statement on Senate Passage of the Farm Bill

Arlington, VA (June 28, 2018) – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today released the following statement from Greg Ferrara, NGA executive vice president of advocacy, public relations and member services on the Senate passage of S. 3042, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the…
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NGA Statement on House Passage of the Farm Bill

Arlington, VA (June 21, 2018) – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today released the following statement from Greg Ferrara, NGA executive vice president of advocacy, public relations and member services, on the House passage of H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018:  “Passage of the House…
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2018 Independent Grocers Financial Survey Released

Arlington, VA (June 4, 2018) – FMS Solutions Holdings LLC (FMS) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) released the 2018 edition of the Independent Grocers Financial Survey, which covers fiscal year 2017. The survey, now in its 13th year, showed that independent grocers’ same store sales were down 0.6 percent compared to the previous year.…
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NGA Statement on Senate Farm Bill

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today released the following statement from NGA President and CEO Peter Larkin regarding the release of S. _, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill from the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and…
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Grocers and Others in Business Community Call on Congress to Fix Drafting Error in New Tax Law

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, and others in the business community today urged Congress to fix a drafting error in last year’s tax law (H.R. 1) that prevents retailers from receiving 100% bonus depreciation for qualified improvement property.   “While we greatly appreciate efforts…
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NGA: Store-Level SNAP Data Should Remain Private

Arlington, VA (Tuesday, May 8) – 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 on the unfavorable Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Argus Leader Media v. United States Department of Agriculture: “A SNAP transaction is simply another…
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NGA Says Congressional Solution Needed to Provide Clarity on Menu Labeling Regulations

Arlington, VA (Monday, May 7) – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, issued the below statement from Greg Ferrara, NGA EVP of Advocacy, Public Relations, and Member Services on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) menu labeling regulations that go into effect today: “Independent supermarket operators are committed to…
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