NGA News

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 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 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 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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NGA Show Announces 2021 Program Offerings

Will Hold In-Person Conference and Expo on New Dates: September 19-21 Trumbull, CT – The NGA Show, produced and managed by Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group, announced today that it will be held, in-person, Sept. 19-21, 2021, at the recently renovated Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The decision to shift the event…
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Grocery Leaders Urged to Support Creation of Nutrition Incentive Program Solutions

Systems needed for food program transactions and reporting Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMI-The Food Industry Association have issued an open letter to food retailers, grocery wholesalers, national and state associations, and nutrition incentive program providers, asking them to join together in supporting a new initiative to collaborate with POS system developers…
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NGA Foundation, PepsiCo Offer Executive Leadership Program Scholarship

Applications due April 1 for grant to provide more access for women and minority candidates Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association Foundation (NGAF) is seeking applications for a new scholarship program that will cover the cost for a woman or minority candidate to attend the foundation’s annual Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) at Cornell…
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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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