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NGA Statement on End of the Year Federal Funding Legislation

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauded today the passage of combined tax relief and government funding legislation, which included many significant wins for the industry. “NGA applauds Congress for working together to pass bipartisan legislation that ensures the government is funded through Fiscal Year 2016…
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NGA Presents Great American Award to Lorelei Mottese

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to recognize Lorelei Mottese with NGA’s highest award for government relations, the Clarence G. Adamy Great American Award. The award was presented to Ms. Mottese by NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin and NGA Vice President of Public Affairs Greg Ferrara at Wakefern Food…
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NGA Applauds Senate Menu Labeling Legislation

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today commended U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Angus King (I-ME) for the introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 (S. 2217), a bipartisan bill to address problems with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule regarding menu labeling at restaurants and similar retail food establishments.…
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NGA Announces Two New Board of Director Appointments

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), is pleased to announce that the NGA Board of Directors has recently approved the appointment of the following individuals to fill two recent vacancies on its Board: Julie Bitter, Vice President of Customer Development, Unilever John T. Derderian, President, Allegiance Retail Services, LLC In her role at Unilever, Bitter…
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NGA VP of Public Affairs Recognized as Leading Association Lobbyist

Arlington, VA – Greg Ferrara, vice president of public affairs at the National Grocers Association (NGA) was recognized as one of Association TRENDS 2015 “”Leading Association Lobbyists”” for his successful advocacy efforts to protect the independent supermarket industry from onerous and costly federal regulations. “”Drawing on his experience from running his family’s supermarket, Greg has been…
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Pharmacy Groups Say New Rebate Rule Does Not Do Enough to Support Patients

New rule fails to address pharmacy DIR fees to lower drug costs ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Nov. 24, 2020) – The country’s leading pharmacy groups issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s new final rule on prescription drug rebates: “While we want our patients to pay less for their prescription drugs, this rule does not accomplish…
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Seminar to Address Implicit Bias for Independent Grocers

Session aimed at creating a foundation for diversity and inclusion efforts Arlington, VA – The NGA Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Food Industry Association, will present an Implicit Bias Seminar on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at 1pm EST. This seminar is designed to be an effective, interactive, comprehensive course that helps leaders, executive teams,…
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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…
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NGA Applauds Support for Independent Grocers in Phase IV COVID-19 Relief

Arlington, VA –  The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, offered its support for major components of the coronavirus aid and relief legislative package that was introduced yesterday in the Senate. The package, led by Senate Republicans, includes a few of NGA’s top priorities, including strong business liability protections,…
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US Department of Agriculture selects Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition to lead WIC Online Ordering Initiative

  Joint Release with Gretchen Swanson Center For Nutrition US Department of Agriculture selects Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition to lead WIC Online Ordering Initiative Award part of effort to promote participant satisfaction and improve access to healthy foods for millions of WIC participants 16 NOVEMBER 2020  — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food…
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