NGA News

NGA Applauds OSHA Dropping Emergency Temporary Standard

Emergency workplace guidelines to apply only to healthcare setting Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauds the decision this week by the Labor Department to drop its effort to implement burdensome and unnecessary emergency workplace COVID standards. The rules, which have been under White House…
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NGA Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Rein in Pharmacy DIR Fees

Washington D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauded today’s introduction of the Pharmacy DIR Reform to Reduce Senior Drug Costs Act in both chambers of Congress. The legislation seeks to reduce patients’ cost-sharing, prevent plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from clawing back fees from pharmacies, enhance…
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NGA Unveils New Logo, Enhanced Mission Messaging

First rebranding in nearly 4 decades stresses independent grocers as cornerstones of communities Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has unveiled a comprehensive rebranding, including a new logo, the first since the organization was founded in 1982.  The central organizing theme of NGA’s rebranding is focused on the association’s new tag line,…
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NGA Calls for Government Action on Labor Shortage

Independent grocers ask President Biden to support policies that get people back to work Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging his administration to advance policies that encourage unemployed Americans to seek work and provide resources to…
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Second-generation Family Grocer Wins NGA Foundation’s First Diversity in Leadership Scholarship

PepsiCo endowment pays executive development program tuition for Fruit Tree Farm’s Charles Choi Washington, D.C. – A second-generation Korean American whose work is driving the growth of his family’s independent supermarket business has been selected to receive the first PepsiCo Diversity in Leadership Endowment scholarship from the National Grocers Association Foundation (NGAF). Charles Choi, managing…
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NGA Applauds Federal Reserve’s Proposed Changes to Protect Merchant Routing on Card-Not-Present Debit Transactions

Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauds the Federal Reserve’s proposed changes to its requirements on debit card issuers to better protect merchants’ ability to route card-not-present (CNP) debit transactions. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve today announced proposed changes to the agency’s…
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NGA Announces Creative Choice Awards Category Winners

Honorees to be recognized at NGA Show in September Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, along with sponsoring partners Kellogg Company and Unilever, have revealed the winners of their annual Creative Choice Awards Contest, which honors and recognizes the best marketing and merchandising programs in the grocery industry.  Winners of the Creative Choice Awards Contest gain respect…
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NGA Launches Toolkit to Help Independents Offer SNAP Online Purchasing

Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has launched a “SNAP Online Purchasing Toolkit” that outlines the steps retailers may take to accept SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) payments online.  The purpose of the toolkit is to provide guidance to independent supermarket retailers in adding SNAP online purchasing…
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ShopRite Honors Earth Day Every Day

In recognition of Earth Day 2021, ShopRite is reaffirming its longstanding commitment to the environment. In addition to making its stores more sustainable, ShopRite is also helping protect bald eagles and bees, and planting more trees in communities where our stores operate. With a 40-plus-year history of supporting sustainability in stores and investing in communities,…
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Supermarket Industry Rallies for Virtual ‘Day in Washington’ Fly-In

Industry’s Pandemic Response Highlighted in Meetings Washington, D.C. – More than 230 supermarket retailers and wholesalers from 143 companies and food industry state association executives from across the nation connected virtually today with members of Congress during the annual “Day in Washington” supermarket industry fly-in. Supermarket industry members from the FMI – The Food Industry…
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Doc’s Food Stores Unveils Remodeled Country Mart Store in Glenpool

GLENPOOL, Okla., April 14, 2021 – Doc’s Food Stores celebrated the grand reopening of its extensively remodeled Country Mart store in Glenpool with a ribbon-cutting yesterday. Additionally, Doc’s used the occasion of the store’s re-opening to launch its Scan & Go service, which allows shoppers to scan groceries as they shop, pay for their items…
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Pandemic Worsens Dominant Food Retailers’ Anti-Competitive Tactics Against Local, Independent Grocers 

National Grocers Association: Congress Needs to Investigate the Unchecked Power of Big Box Stores and E-Commerce Giants WASHINGTON, DC – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, outlined today how big box stores and e-commerce giants have used their influence during the pandemic to further disadvantage independent grocery stores…
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Cal Poly Wins 2021 Student Case Study Competition

Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA) has announced California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) as the winner of the 2021 Student Case Study Competition. The competition, usually held annually at The NGA Show, featured teams competing virtually this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the final round held Wednesday.…
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Independent Grocers Welcome Nutrition Enhancements in Pandemic Relief Law

Funding for tech improvements to SNAP online purchasing tops the list  Washington D.C. -The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauds the enhancements to national nutrition programs included in the American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Joe Biden this afternoon. Of particular benefit to the many Americans…
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NGA Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announced its newly elected board of directors. Eight individuals, by recommendation of the NGA Board nominating committee and subsequent vote by the membership, and one appointed individual will join these re-elected board members to serve on the 2021 NGA…
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NGA Statement on House Passage of PRO Act

Washington D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, is disappointed by yesterday’s vote by the House of Representatives to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and will continue its fight against the bill as it moves to the Senate. “The PRO Act overturns decades…
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NGA Moves to New Office in the Heart of Washington, D.C.

Location Increases Access to Capitol Hill, White House and Strengthens NGA’s Robust Government Relations Services Washington D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the $131 billion independent supermarket industry, announced today it has relocated from Arlington, Va., to Washington, D.C. The move comes as NGA is working closely with the Biden…
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NGA Submits Comments on FDA Traceability Rule

Washington D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, submitted comments yesterday on the proposed U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule, “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.” The proposed rule aims to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for persons who manufacture, process, pack or…
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Independent Grocers Laud Efforts to Expand SNAP Online Purchasing

Resolutions would remove barriers to participation, create technical assistance center Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauds Congress for efforts to make Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) online purchasing more accessible to independent community grocers. This week, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth (both…
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NGA Pushes Back Against $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Surge in federal hourly wage would disproportionately impact small, independent businesses Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent community supermarket industry, wrote a letter to the House Education and Labor Committee opposing including the $15 minimum wage proposal included in its budget reconciliation package. “NGA strongly opposes increasing…
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