NGA News

NGA Aligns Its Fall Leadership Meetings with the NACS Show

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and ARLINGTON, Va. – NACS and the National Grocers Association (NGA), the leading associations representing convenience retailers and independent grocers respectively, announced that NGA is aligning its Fall Leadership Meetings comprised of the Trading Partner Business Sessions and Financial Management and Technology Conference with the NACS Show, which will take place October 17-20 in Chicago.…
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National Grocers Association 2017 Best Bagger Champion Crowned

Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Ohio Wins Best Bagger Championship Las Vegas, NV – Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, located in Medina, Ohio, defeated 22 other Best Bagger competitors from across the nation to claim a grand prize of $10,000 and the title of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Champion. Designed to…
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National Grocers Association Reveals Creative Choice Awards Winners

Las Vegas, NV – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today revealed this year’s top winners of its Creative Choice Awards in the Marketing and Merchandising categories.  The “Outstanding Merchandiser” and “Outstanding Marketer” titles are the highest award of the Creative Choice Awards contest. This year’s contest featured new categories and included two winners for each category,…
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National Grocers Association and Nielsen Preview National Grocery Shoppers Survey Findings at The NGA Show

Latest survey show independent grocers perform highly in local offerings Las Vegas, NV – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today released topline results from its national grocery shoppers survey that was conducted by Nielsen on behalf of NGA. The survey segments data by independent shoppers from regional and…
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National Grocers Association Honors Top Industry Leaders

Las Vegas, NV – The National Grocers Association (NGA) recognized two industry leaders with top awards during the 2017 NGA Show. The following individuals were honored with the below industry awards: The Thomas K. Zaucha Entrepreneurial Excellence Award was presented to Rich Niemann, Jr., President and CEO of Niemann Foods, Inc. Niemann began his career with…
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National Grocers Association Opens Record-Breaking NGA Show

2017 NGA Show records the largest retailer and wholesaler attendance level in NGA history Las Vegas, NV – The 2017 NGA Show opened with over 3,400 registered attendees, making it the seventh consecutive year of record breaking attendance levels. Alongside a sold-out EXPO floor, the National Grocers Association’s (NGA) annual convention also witnessed a record attendance level…
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NGA Research and Education Foundation Recognizes Student Scholarship Winners

Las Vegas, NV – Today, the NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGA Foundation) recognized scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 academic school year at a brunch in support of the NGA Foundation, sponsored by Chobani. The NGA Foundation brunch was held at the National Grocers Association’s annual convention, The NGA Show. “The NGA Research and Education Foundation has accomplished…
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NGA Praises Introduction of Menu Labeling Legislation

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today applauded the introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R. 772, S. 261), a bipartisan bill that clarifies the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule regarding menu labeling at restaurants and similar retail food establishments, which includes grocery stores with 20…
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Elizabeth Crocker Named NGA Research and Education Foundation Executive Director

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Crocker as Vice President and Executive Director for the NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGA Foundation). “On behalf of NGA, we are thrilled to be expanding the NGA Foundation under the leadership of…
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NGA Bolsters Member Services and Government Relations Teams

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today announced the addition of two new staff members to its member services and government relations departments. Corinne Routhier has been named NGA Vice President of Business Development and Member Services. In her new role for NGA, Routhier will…
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NGA Applauds Federal Reserve Move to Protect Competition in the Debit Card Market

Calls on Visa to Eliminate Any Operating Rule that Violates Federal Law Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) applauded the Federal Reserve for taking steps to protect competition in the debit card marketplace and called on Visa to quickly remove any operating rule that violates federal law. Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve…
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Independent Grocer Testifies Before House Agriculture Committee on SNAP Program

Balls Food Store’s Mike Beal Shares Success Story with Double Up Food Bucks Program Arlington, VA – Mike Beal, Chief Operating Officer of Balls Food Stores, located in Kansas City, KS today testified on behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA) before the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee in a hearing titled “The Past,…
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NGA Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced the appointment of David Ochs, Senior Vice President Sales, East of KeHE Distributors, LLC and Jeff Strack, President and CEO of Strack & Van Til, LLC, to fill recent vacancies on its Board of Directors. Additionally, the organization named Mike Stigers, Executive Vice President and…
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NGA Honors U.S. Senator Susan Collins with Champion of Independent Grocers Award

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) presented U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine with its Champion of Independent Grocers Award in recognition of her efforts to advance pro-growth policies and enact legislation that supports the independent supermarket industry.  The award was presented in conjunction with the Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association’s “Maine…
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NGA Announces Expansion of The NGA Show

San Diego selected to be the future home to annual conference in 2019 and 2020 ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that the 2019 NGA Show will be held in San Diego, California on February 24 – 27, 2019 and February 23 – 26, 2020. This move in location is directly…
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EMV Transition Still Presents Challenges and Confusion

Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today sent a letter to the House Small Business Committee with an update on the payment system transition from magnetic stripe electronic payments to EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip cards, also known as the EMV transition, within the independent supermarket industry. The transition to the EMV…
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NGA Holds Annual Congressional Best Bagger Showdown

Arlington, VA — The National Grocers Association (NGA) held its fifth annual Congressional Best Bagger Showdown yesterday at the Library of Congress, located on Capitol Hill. NGA’s 2016 Best Bagger National Champion, Candice Lastimado of Metropolitan Markets, located in Seattle, WA, competed against Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04). Candice was able to fend off a good effort…
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NGA: Repeal of Debit Card Swipe Fee Reform Will Hurt Independent Grocers

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today issued the following statement in response to a House Financial Services Committee markup of the Financial CHOICE Act of 2016 (H.R. 5983), a bill that repeals debit card swipe fee reform, also known as the Durbin Amendment that was passed in the 2010 as a part of the…
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Independent Grocers Rally to Protect Debit Card Swipe Fee Reform

ARLINGTON, VA – Today, more than 400 merchants from across the country sent a letter to Members of Congress urging them to protect debit card swipe fee reform, also known as the Durbin Amendment that was included in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.  Nearly half of the signatories were independent grocers…
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Former Speaker of the House John Boehner to Keynote 2017 NGA Show

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced today that former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner will deliver the opening keynote address, sponsored by The Kraft Heinz Company, during the 2017 NGA Show held February 12 – 15 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. A former…
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