NGA News

NGA Praises SCOTUS Stay of Vaccine and Testing Mandate

Washington D.C. – On behalf of NGA members, the National Grocers Association supports the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend enforcement of the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard. The court’s ruling takes some pressure off independent community grocers, who already face daunting staffing challenges…
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to Keynote 2022 NGA Show

GOP leader and commentator to provide insights on impact of politics on grocery industry Washington, D.C. – Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2022 NGA Show, scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1 at the Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas. The keynote speaker is sponsored by The Kraft…
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Independent Grocers Welcome Proposed Pharmacy DIR Rule

Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauds the proposed rule by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to require Part D plans to apply all price concessions they receive, including direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees, at the point of sale. DIR…
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NGA Sends Letter to Biden Administration Urging Vaccine Mandate Grocery Exemption

Independent supermarkets face pressure amid acute workforce shortage and holiday rush Washington, D.C. –  The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has written a letter to the Biden administration urging the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to consider exempting businesses in the food supply chain from the…
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Independent Grocer RF Buche Testifies on Food Insecurity to House Committee

Efforts to combat hunger abound despite uneven retail playing field in many rural communities Washington, D.C. – National Grocers Association member retailer RF Buche, fourth-generation grocer and president of South Dakota-based GF Buche Co., testified as part of a roundtable, “Ending Hunger in America: Food Insecurity in Rural America,” Wednesday before the House Rules Committee.…
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INDEPENDENT GROCERS APPLAUD FTC STUDY OF COMPETITION AND SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS

The Federal Trade Commission voted to begin a 6(b) study on the impact of competition on supply chain disruptions  WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) vote to launch a 6(b) study on supply chain disruptions related to competition, shortages, and consumer prices, the National Grocers Association (NGA), which represents the…
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Independent Community Grocer and NGA Board Member Participates in White House Roundtable on Supply Chain Challenges

Washington, D.C. – Today, Carlos Castro, owner of Woodbridge, Va.-based Todos Supermarket, joined other major retailers at the White House for a roundtable discussion with President Biden on America’s supply chain challenges. Castro, a member of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Board of Directors, represented the more than 21,000 independent community grocers across the country. In the…
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Independent Community Grocer Participates in White House Roundtable on Supply Chain Challenges

Todos Supermarket owner Carlos Castro shares independent supermarket industry perspective Washington, D.C. – Today, Carlos Castro, owner of Woodbridge, Va.-based Todos Supermarket, joined other major retailers at the White House for a roundtable discussion with President Biden on America’s supply chain challenges. Castro, a member of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Board of Directors, represented…
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Bigger Than Big Tech: Business Groups Form Main Street Competition Coalition, Urge Federal Trade Commission to Enforce Antitrust Laws

In a letter to commissioners, business groups implore FTC to enforce the Robinson-Patman Act and ensure a level playing field for independents WASHINGTON, D.C. — Anti-competitive tactics by dominant firms are not just a problem in the tech industry. That’s why today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) joined with other independent businesses to form the…
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Independent Grocers Reach Record Sales and Profits

Study finds independents stepped up during pandemic, building on strong community ties and employee loyalty Fort Lauderdale, FL –  The 2021 edition of the Independent Grocers Financial Survey, a joint study between the National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS Solutions, finds record financial and operational performance benchmarks in a banner year for the $253 billion…
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Future Leaders in the Independent Grocery Industry Receive NGA Foundation Scholarships

20 students planning careers in the grocery industry receive scholarships, enhancing their education opportunities Washington D.C. – The NGA Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit arm of the National Grocers Association, announced today its 2021 scholarship recipients for students planning careers in the grocery industry. Scholarships are provided through the generosity of donors and affiliate groups.   “One of the NGA Foundation’s priorities is to position the independent…
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ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR REP. DAVID CICILLINE (RI-01) HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPETITION IN MEETING WITH INDEPENDENT GROCER

Rep. Cicilline visits Bob Fabiano and Dave’s Market in Smithfield, Rhode Island SMITHFIELD, RI — National Grocers Association (NGA) member Dave’s Market of Smithfield, RI, yesterday received a visit from their representative, Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island’s First District. Rep. Cicilline also serves as Chair of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and…
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NGA Statement on Stopgap Budget Plan

Washington D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, commends Congress and the Biden administration for including an increase in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits as part of the stopgap budget resolution passed this week. The budget resolution includes an extension of…
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Independent Grocers to The Federal Trade Commission: Unfair Contract Terms are Hurting Small Businesses, Customers and Communities

In written comments to the FTC, National Grocers Association describes how economic discrimination in the grocery supply chain hurts independent grocers and customers Washington D.C. –  Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on how predatory action by dominant retailers in the grocery marketplace leads to unfair contract…
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Women Grocers of America Presents Woman of the Year Award to Pam Coy

Owner of Wisconsin’s Viking Village Foods honored at The NGA Show in Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV – Women Grocers of America (WGA) presented the Woman of the Year award to Pam Coy, owner of Viking Village Foods in Baraboo and Reedsburg, Wis., today during the 2021 NGA Show at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  “Pam’s leadership at Viking Village Foods…
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Creative Choice Awards Winners Recognized at The NGA Show

Breakfast session highlights best marketing and merchandising programs  Las Vegas, NV–  The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, along with sponsoring partners The Kellogg Company and Unilever, celebrated the winners of their annual Creative Choice Awards today at the 2021 NGA Show at the Paris Hotel and Casino in…
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NGA Honors Industry Leaders with Prestigious Awards During Executive Conference

Niemann Foods’ Gerry Kettler, Kimberly-Clark’s Dennis Belcastro Recognized Las Vegas, NV – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, presented Gerry Kettler, director of consumer affairs at Niemann Foods, with the Thomas F. Wenning Pinnacle PAC Award.   The award, established in 2014, honors Thomas Wenning, NGA’s former executive vice president and general counsel, for his 40 years of service to NGA and the independent supermarket industry.   Additionally, Dennis Belcastro,…
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Independent Grocers Honored with Peter J. Larkin Community Service Award

Industry recognized during opening session of The NGA Show; nominations now open for recipient to be honored at the 2022 show Las Vegas, NV – The National Grocers Association (NGA) recognized the entire independent community grocery industry by collectively presenting them with this year’s Peter J. Larkin Community Service Award during today’s Opening Session of the 2021 NGA Show at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  “Considering the herculean efforts displayed by the…
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Hy-Vee’s Ben Miller Wins 2021 NGA Best Bagger Championship

Las Vegas, NV–  Ben Miller from Iowa grocery retailer Hy-Vee defeated nine other grocery baggers in the Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by PepsiCo, tonight during The NGA Show at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This is the 35th year that NGA hosted the Best Bagger Championship, which brings together the best grocery baggers…
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NGA Opens Executive Conference with Strategic Focus on the Future

Las Vegas, NV – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today opened its 2021 Executive Conference, an exclusive, members-only event designed for CEOs and their leadership teams to break down big-picture ideas, best practices and growth strategies.  “Grocery leaders will walk away from NGA’s Executive Conference with actionable insights to help…
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