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Independent Grocers Encourage Shoppers to Donate at the Register to Help Fight Hunger

More than 1,600 independent grocers from across the nation urge shoppers to donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register to support their local food banks and pantries ARLINGTON, VA (June 21, 2017) — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGAREF), and Retailer Owned Food Distributors…
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NGA Congratulates 2017 Executive Leadership Development Program Graduates

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today congratulated 37 grocery executives on their completion of the 2017 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP).  The event was held June 4 – 8 at Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York. “In an evolving business such as the supermarket industry, new leaders and executives will face…
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NGA: Preservation of Debit Swipe Fee Reforms is an Important Victory

The National Grocers Association (NGA) today released the following statement in response to press reports that House Republican leaders will remove language from the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) that would have repealed debit swipe fee reforms. “The battle to preserve debit swipe fee reforms is an important victory for the independent supermarket industry and…
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NGA Commends House Ways and Means Committee for Holding Hearing on Tax Reform

ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, released the following statement on the House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing on tax reform: “We applaud the House for taking an important first step towards a once-in-a-generation tax reform that can create a level playing field for…
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2017 Independent Grocers Survey Released

Independent Grocers Financial Survey reveals the independent supermarket industry faced challenges in 2016 due to deflation     ARLINGTON, VA (May 15, 2017) — FMS Solutions Holdings LLC (FMS) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) today released their annual “Independent Grocers Financial Survey,” the latest edition covering fiscal year 2016. The study, now in its 12th…
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NGA Honors Kathy Kuzava with NGA Association Leadership Award

ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) recognized Kathy Kuzava, President of the Georgia Food Industry Association (GFIA) with its Association Leadership Award for her dedication and contributions to the independent supermarket industry. “I am pleased to honor Kathy for her passionate leadership and dedication to her members and the independent supermarket industry…
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Independent Grocers Launch Campaign to Help Fight Hunger

National Grocers Association partners with Feeding America, Food Distributors to raise funds for local hunger-relief organizations Arlington, VA (May 2, 2017) – Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA), along with the NGA Research and Education Foundation, launched the “Independents Day of Giving” campaign to help fight hunger and raise community awareness by supporting Feeding America,…
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NGA Calls on Financial Services Committee to Protect Debit Swipe Fee Reform

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today urged members of the House Financial Services Committee to oppose the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10) as long as it contains a provision to repeal debit swipe fee reform. NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin issued the following statement during a mark-up of…
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NGA Applauds OMB for Delaying Onerous Menu Labeling Regulation

Arlington, VA – Greg Ferrara, senior vice president of government relations and public affairs at the National Grocers Association (NGA), today released the following statement after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to re-examine the menu labeling regulation that had been scheduled to be implemented on May 5,…
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NGA Opposes So-Called “Financial CHOICE” Act

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced its strong opposition to the reintroduction of the Financial CHOICE Act, which would nearly double the rates food retailers pay each time a consumer uses their debit card. A discussion draft of the Financial CHOICE Act was released by U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), the chairman of…
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NGA Aligns Its Fall Leadership Meetings with the NACS Show

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and ARLINGTON, Va. – NACS and the National Grocers Association (NGA), the leading associations representing convenience retailers and independent grocers respectively, announced that NGA is aligning its Fall Leadership Meetings comprised of the Trading Partner Business Sessions and Financial Management and Technology Conference with the NACS Show, which will take place October 17-20 in Chicago.…
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National Grocers Association 2017 Best Bagger Champion Crowned

Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Ohio Wins Best Bagger Championship Las Vegas, NV – Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, located in Medina, Ohio, defeated 22 other Best Bagger competitors from across the nation to claim a grand prize of $10,000 and the title of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Champion. Designed to…
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National Grocers Association Reveals Creative Choice Awards Winners

Las Vegas, NV – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today revealed this year’s top winners of its Creative Choice Awards in the Marketing and Merchandising categories.  The “Outstanding Merchandiser” and “Outstanding Marketer” titles are the highest award of the Creative Choice Awards contest. This year’s contest featured new categories and included two winners for each category,…
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National Grocers Association and Nielsen Preview National Grocery Shoppers Survey Findings at The NGA Show

Latest survey show independent grocers perform highly in local offerings Las Vegas, NV – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today released topline results from its national grocery shoppers survey that was conducted by Nielsen on behalf of NGA. The survey segments data by independent shoppers from regional and…
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National Grocers Association Honors Top Industry Leaders

Las Vegas, NV – The National Grocers Association (NGA) recognized two industry leaders with top awards during the 2017 NGA Show. The following individuals were honored with the below industry awards: The Thomas K. Zaucha Entrepreneurial Excellence Award was presented to Rich Niemann, Jr., President and CEO of Niemann Foods, Inc. Niemann began his career with…
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National Grocers Association Opens Record-Breaking NGA Show

2017 NGA Show records the largest retailer and wholesaler attendance level in NGA history Las Vegas, NV – The 2017 NGA Show opened with over 3,400 registered attendees, making it the seventh consecutive year of record breaking attendance levels. Alongside a sold-out EXPO floor, the National Grocers Association’s (NGA) annual convention also witnessed a record attendance level…
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NGA Research and Education Foundation Recognizes Student Scholarship Winners

Las Vegas, NV – Today, the NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGA Foundation) recognized scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 academic school year at a brunch in support of the NGA Foundation, sponsored by Chobani. The NGA Foundation brunch was held at the National Grocers Association’s annual convention, The NGA Show. “The NGA Research and Education Foundation has accomplished…
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NGA Praises Introduction of Menu Labeling Legislation

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today applauded the introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R. 772, S. 261), a bipartisan bill that clarifies the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule regarding menu labeling at restaurants and similar retail food establishments, which includes grocery stores with 20…
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