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NGA Applauds Biden Administration Efforts to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

Independent community grocers stand ready to help get Americans vaccinated Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, supports today’s announcements by President Joe Biden and his administration to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and reach a goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days. “The independent grocery…
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NGA Outlines Independent Grocers’ Priorities to President Biden

Association welcomes new president, looks forward to working with incoming administration The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, welcomes President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris upon their inauguration this week and looks forward to working with their administration on initiatives important to independent grocers and the communities…
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NGA Expands Government Relations Services

Hires Powerhouse Law Firm and Announces Staff Promotion Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today announced that it has retained the services of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a dynamic Washington D.C.-based law and lobbying firm that will boost NGA’s advocacy capabilities. Steptoe will provide legal, regulatory…
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Hitchcock’s Markets Roll Out Nutrition Incentives in North Central Florida

Arlington, Va – Hitchcock’s Markets has partnered with the Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) program in Florida, under the non-profit Feeding Florida food bank network, to offer nutrition incentives. The Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) program has partnered with farmers markets in Florida since 2013 to give Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers a discount on fruits…
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COVID Relief Package Misses Mark on Liability Protections But Includes Key Nutrition Wins

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, offered the following statement in response to the COVID relief package Congress passed overnight: “While we appreciate the bipartisan effort to provide much-needed economic relief to the American people, the bill unfortunately falls short of the needed liability protections…
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NGA Foundation Technical Assistance Center Unveils New Website

Site is a One-Stop Resource About Nutrition Incentives for Grocers Arlington, VA – The NGA Foundation Technical Assistance Center (TA Center) has launched a new website focused on bringing necessary information to retailers across the nation that are interested in nutrition incentives, like those funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive…
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NGA Applauds Bipartisan Pandemic Relief Package

Independent grocers urge Congress to pass legislation by year’s end The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauds the bipartisan efforts by lawmakers toward pandemic relief efforts and urges Congress to pass a relief package before the end of the year. A bipartisan group of negotiators has released…
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NGA Applauds SCOTUS Decision on Arkansas Regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Ruling validates lengthy battle to limit power of PBMs The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauds the Supreme Court of the United States in its ruling in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) to determine whether community pharmacies are protected from abusive payment practices. The unanimous (8-0) decision ruled…
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Independent Grocers Reaffirm Priorities for Pandemic Relief

NGA letter to Congressional leadership urges tax relief for grocery workers, liability protections and expansion of SNAP online access Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, reaffirmed the priorities of its membership in a letter to Congressional leaders as legislators continued to negotiate a package of pandemic…
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NGA Foundation Invests in Campaign to Attract Essential Grocery Workers

The Foundation is putting resources behind attracting job seekers, especially those displaced from other industries by COVID-19 to stable and dynamic job opportunities with independent supermarkets Arlington, VA – The NGA Foundation is investing in a multichannel campaign to attract workers from other industries displaced due to the pandemic to new careers in the grocery…
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NGA Lauds USDA’s Expansion of SNAP Online Purchasing for Independent Grocers

FNS grant to study using WIC benefits online Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauds the strides the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making to bring the online shopping experience to more of its program participants. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is working rapidly…
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Kristin Mullins Honored with NGA Association Leadership Award

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) yesterday presented its Association Leadership Award to Kristin Mullins, president and CEO of the Ohio Grocers Association (OGA), for her years of dedication to the independent supermarket industry. “NGA is proud to honor Kristin Mullins with its prestigious Association Leadership Award, recognizing her achievements advocating for independent…
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The NGA Show Announces New Dates for In Person Event in May

CLARION EVENTS & NATIONAL GROCERS ASSOCIATION RELEASE NEW DATES FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW, AND ADDITIONAL NGA SHOW EVENTS THROUGHOUT 2021 Trumbull, CT, October 21, 2020 – The National Grocers Association and Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group have announced today new dates for the annual conference and trade show, and have added two…
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Independent Grocer Jimmy Wright Testifies Before U.S. House Committee on Small Business

Alabama retailer represents NGA on pandemic’s impact on small food businesses Arlington, VA – Independent grocer Jimmy Wright, owner of Opelika, Ala.-based Wright’s Market, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, on behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), to discuss the effects of the pandemic…
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NGA Sells Out First-Ever Virtual Executive Conference

Welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association last week welcomed more than 425 attendees to its sold-out Executive Conference, NGA’s first-ever virtual education and networking event for c-suite retail grocery leaders, held Sept. 22-25, 2020. Designed for CEOs and their leadership teams to explore innovative ways…
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Expanding SNAP Online a Top Priority for Independent Grocers 

Consumers in need remain underserved as e-commerce expands amid pandemic Arlington, VA –  The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, is working with legislators and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) to expand Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing to more independent grocers…
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NGA Applauds Hours of Service Waiver Extension for Grocery Truckers

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today applauded the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) extension of their Hours of Service emergency declaration, which was set to expire today, but is now extended through the end of the 2020 calendar year. Since March, FMSCA has provided hours of service flexibility for commercial drivers transporting…
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NGA Foundation Reveals 2020 Scholarship Recipients

18 students planning careers in grocery receive grants to continue education Arlington, VA – The NGA Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit arm of the National Grocers Association, has announced the recipients of its 2020 scholarship program. This year, 18 students planning careers with independent grocers received scholarships, provided by the generosity of our donors and affiliate…
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NGA Supports Regulating CBD as a Dietary Supplement

Independent grocers back legislation to ensure regulatory clarity Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, offered support for bipartisan legislation that would allow hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to be regulated as dietary supplements. Introduced Sept. 4, the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act…
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NGA Foundation, Cornell Launch Virtual eLeadership Series

Development program aimed at nurturing independent grocery’s rising stars Arlington, VA – The NGA Foundation and Cornell University will host Head Start, a five-day virtual leadership development program crafted to address the challenges of leading a retail business through the pandemic, October 19-23, 2020. Designed to complement NGA’s annual Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), the…
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