NGA Member News

Business Wire: SpartanNash Foundation Raises $242,050 for Special Olympics

Food solutions company SpartanNash (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) raised money through its annual fundraising campaign in support of Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in eight Midwest states. The SpartanNash Foundation has donated more than $9.7 million and tens of thousands of volunteer hours throughout its 38-year partnership with the non-profit organization. Click here to learn…
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Associated Grocers Donates $175K In Disinfectant Products To Nonprofits

Associated Grocers Inc. has supplied Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, The Salvation Army and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University with more than $175,000 in cleaning and disinfectant inventory items. The total amount of donated items is 97 pallets, equivalent to four truckloads, totaling 2,008 cases. Associated Grocers Inc. has supplied Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, The…
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Progressive Grocer: Instacart Brings Novel Advertising Solutions to CPG Brands

Instacart is expanding its advertising product suite with the introduction of shoppable video ads and enhanced shoppable display ads. With the new services, CPG brands will have the ability to storytell, engage and drive sales in a more immersive way. According to Instacart, advertisers can now promote targeted content to consumers as they shop from…
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AppCard Adds Rabe As Chief Growth Officer

New York-based AppCard has expanded its leadership team by adding Jeremy Rabe as its chief growth officer. As a member of the company’s executive leadership team, Rabe will focus on building closer relationships with CPGs and lead the company’s media and content offerings, alongside taking an active role in shaping its overall strategic growth. Rabe brings…
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Mass Live: Big Y donates $100,000 to Red Cross Ukraine humanitarian relief

Big Y, its customers and employees have donated $100,000 to International Red Cross humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. As the Russian invasion continues, Red Cross teams are distributing food, delivering medicine and medical supplies, assisting with evacuations, and providing shelter. “Thanks to Big Y’s generous support, the global Red Cross network continues to help families…
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The Shelby Report: 5 Questions For Tom Charley

The vice president of Pennsylvania’s Charley Family Shop N’ Save shares his thoughts on the current state of the industry and what the future holds for independent grocers. Charley recently testified before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on how anticompetitive tactics by dominant retailers in the grocery marketplace leads to unfair…
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Strack and Van Til rounding up for Munster’s Cancer Resource Centre

Strack & Van Til customers can round up this week for the Cancer Resource Centre that helps cancer patients in Munster. Cashiers at the Highland-based supermarket chain, which has more than 20 grocery stores across Northwest Indiana, will ask shoppers if they want to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar to donate the…
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What Is Food Safety Culture?

by Jill Hollingsworth / VP, Food Safety and Retail Industry Relations, Ecolab A food safety program is only as good as the organization’s commitment to food safety and the actions of the people who make up the organization. Think about this: An associate sees a utensil fall on the floor. No one is around to…
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‘We Are Very Used to Mission-Critical’: How SpartanNash Is Getting Supplies to Ukrainians

Beyond its nationwide retail and distribution businesses, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based SpartanNash also operates a $1.89 billion military business segment, supplying commissaries and exchanges at U.S. military bases across the globe. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, SpartanNash quickly mobilized its domestic and international supply-chain networks to gather and pack critical food and supplies and ship…
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Greer’s Markets Returns To Hometown Roots With New Concept

Mobile, Alabama-based Greer’s Markets is entering its 106th year of business in 2022. The company has stayed in the Greer family, and four members of the fifth generation recently helped design and build a new concept store in downtown Mobile. Greer’s St. Louis Market is named for its location on St. Louis Street. The new…
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Grocery Dive: 6 Can’t-Miss Sessions at The NGA Show 2022

The National Grocers Association will be hosting its annual industry show February 27 – March 1, 2022, at Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Make sure to plan ahead to stay on target — Check out these can’t miss sessions for your trip to one of the entertainment capitals of the world.
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Shelby Report: Shoprite Named Most-Trusted Supermarket In Northeast

New Jersey-based ShopRite has been named the Most Trusted Grocery Retailer in the Northeast in a new survey conducted in partnership with Newsweek magazine and the consultancy firm, BrandSpark International. To identify the winners, Newsweek and BrandSpark International surveyed 3,200 U.S. adults nationwide to capture their opinions of grocery stores across the region. Each retailer was judged according…
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Supermarket News: Redner’s Markets Re-ups Pandemic Appreciation Pay

Amid the nationwide winter surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Redner’s Markets has reintroduced a wage increase that had been instituted at the onset of the pandemic. Reading, Pa.-based Redner’s said yesterday that all hourly store associates will receive a wage hike of $1 per hour, starting with the week ended Jan. 15. The…
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Harps Food Store launches EBT SNAP payment for same-day delivery

Harps Food Store on Friday kicked off electronic benefits transfer (EBT) SNAP ((Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) payment for same-day delivery via Instacart. With this program, EBT SNAP participants are now able to use their benefits to access fresh food and pantry staples online from 67 Harps locations across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The launch…
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What’s in Store for Produce Retail, says National Grocers Association

As supermarket leaders grapple with all the business in 2021 —  in newer ways such as online, curbside pickup, delivery and contactless checkout methods — what do they expect for 2022? When asked to rank their hopefulness about the next five years, one-third of independent grocers said they were “less hopeful” about the “overall success…
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Kellogg’s, AWG Donate Thousands To Feeding America Food Banks

Kellogg Company and Associated Wholesale Grocers donated $22,000 to Feeding America network food banks, with the donation being made through AWG Cares, the employee-managed charitable foundation of AWG. “We share Associated Wholesale Grocers and its member retailers’ commitment to ensure families are fed and fulfilled, and we’re proud to stand alongside them to support our communities,”…
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