NGA News

NGA Names Ecolab as its Food Safety Partner

Training, guidance and other resources available online for independent grocers Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has named Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, as its Food Safety Partner as part of a new suite of resources available…
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NGAF Provides Leadership on Nutrition Incentive Capability Document

The National Grocers Association Foundation (NGAF) has wrapped up the POS Nutrition Incentive Workgroup, successfully creating a core functionality document for efficient and accurate nutrition incentive POS solutions. This workgroup was brought together in partnership with the Nutrition Incentive Hub and featured representatives from 23 different non-profits and government agencies. Over the course of several…
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National Grocers Association Reveals 2022 Creative Choice Award Winners

Industry expert Meg Major to serve as award host during NGA Show, Feb. 27 – March 1 in Las Vegas Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, along with sponsoring partners Kellogg’s and Unilever, have revealed the winners of their annual Creative Choice Awards, which honors…
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NGA Announces Staff Promotions, Role Updates to Better Serve Members

Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent community supermarket industry, announces several staff promotions and title updates for 2022. Maggie White is now the senior director of the NGA Foundation. Over the past two years as director, White has helped rejuvenate and grow the Foundation’s programs and services,…
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Grocery Retailer Videos Highlight Produce Prescriptions

Daily Table and Stop & Shop share positive experience with the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) produce prescription project (PPR) and the growing importance of food-as-medicine Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association Foundation Technical Assistance Center (NGAF TA Center) has partnered with two northeastern grocery chains to create testimonial and informational videos highlighting the…
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ALL-NEW EDUCATION PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 NGA SHOW

Unique content added to showcase the store of the future and Independent Grocers Alliance thought leadership – bringing brand-new education offerings for 2022 event Shelton, CT –The NGA Show – Feb. 27-March 1, 2022, in Las Vegas – will offer a brand-new education program with tracks focused on the most relevant needs of retail grocers…
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NGA and BRdata Partnering on Cloud-Based Data Solution for Independent Grocers

NGA Independent Insights powered by BRdata allows smaller retailers to track sales performance and stay on top of market trends Washington, D.C. and Melville, N.Y. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, and retail software solutions provider BRdata have teamed up to help independent community grocers leverage data…
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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 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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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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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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