NGA News

Independent Supermarket Operator Testifies Before Congress on Burdensome Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC (September 7, 2017) — Today, Carlos Castro, president of Woodbridge, Va.-based Todos Supermarket, testified before the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access in a hearing titled “Examining the Small Business Labor Market.” Castro testified on behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing…
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NGA Foundation Awards Scholarships to Rising Stars in the Grocery Industry

ARLINGTON, VA (August 23, 2017) — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today awarded up to $73,000 in scholarship funding through the NGA Foundation to 16 students pursuing a career in the grocery industry for the 2017-2018 academic year. “One of the most important missions we have is preparing…
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NGA Hires Christopher Jones as Vice President of Government Relations and Counsel

ARLINGTON, VA (August 21, 2017) — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today announced Christopher Jones, former legislative director and counsel for U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and Nutrition Subcommittee, is joining its government relations department as vice president and counsel.…
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The 2018 NGA Show to Feature SNAC International as Pavilion Partner

Trade association representing international snack industry to showcase 600 square foot pavilion of snack manufacturers and marketers ARLINGTON, VA (August 8, 2017) – The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today announced SNAC International, the trade association representing the snack industry, will be a pavilion partner for the first time at…
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Independent Grocers Applaud House for Advancing National Menu Labeling Solution

Bipartisan bill would provide grocers with common sense fixes needed to comply with menu labeling rule     ARLINGTON, VA (July 27, 2017) — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today praised the House Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 772). The…
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NGA Announces Staff Promotion

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announced today that Laura Strange has been promoted to Vice President of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing. Previously Strange served as Senior Director of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing. Strange joined NGA in the fall of 2013, coming from…
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NGA Presents Spirit of America Award to Joe Williams, former vice president of Texas Retailers Association

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, proudly presented Joe Williams, former vice president for regulatory and member services of the Texas Retailers Association, with the NGA Spirit of America Award at the Texas Retailers Forum, held Sunday, July 23, 2017. The award is one of…
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Now Accepting NGA Creative Choice Awards Entries

Winners will be revealed and highlighted at The NGA Show Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) is calling for entries for its annual Creative Choice Awards to honor and recognize the best marketing and merchandising programs in the grocery industry. Creative Choice winners will be honored at The NGA Show, February 11-14, 2018…
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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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