NGA News

NGA Supports Federal Reserve Rule Protecting Debit Routing for Grocers

Washington, D.C. –  The National Grocers Association (NGA) filed comments in support of a proposed rule by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to allow for grocers to choose how to route debit card transactions when customers purchase online. The Federal Reserve announced in May that it would be clarifying its debit card rules to…
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NGA Statement on Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

The National Grocers Association (NGA) applauds passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. Senate with two provisions that support the independent community grocery industry. NGA commends senators for including a provision in the act calling for an Apprenticeship Program for Commercial Drivers Under 21 Operating Interstate. This provision establishes an apprenticeship…
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Forward-Looking Education Program Drives NGA Executive Conference

Market trends, sustainability and post-pandemic practices lead lineup at September conference in Las Vegas Washington, D.C. – Sustainability, market trends and operating in a post-pandemic marketplace are among the topics that will be explored in the education program lineup at the National Grocers Association’s (NGA) Executive Conference, Sept. 18-19, 2021, at the Paris Hotel and…
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Key Excerpts from President and CEO of Associated Wholesale Grocers on Economic Discrimination in the Grocery Marketplace

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 28, President and CEO of Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) and National Grocers Association (NGA) member, David Smith, testified in front of the full Senate Judiciary Committee on the effects of economic discrimination and anticompetitive tactics by power buyers on independent grocers across the country. The recording is available online…
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Jimmy Wright Honored with NGA’s Great American Award

Alabama retailer receives independent grocery’s most distinguished award for government relations; state senator also recognized for commitment to industry Destin, Fla. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, is pleased to recognize Jimmy Wright with the Clarence G. Adamy Great American Award, NGA’s highest award for government relations.…
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Jimmy Wright Honored with NGA’s Great American Award

Alabama retailer receives independent grocery’s most distinguished award for government relations Destin, Fla. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, is pleased to recognize Jimmy Wright with the Clarence G. Adamy Great American Award, NGA’s highest award for government relations. Wright, president of Wright’s Market in Opelika, Ala.,…
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Alabama State Senator Receives NGA’s Spirit of America Award

Sen. Jabo Waggoner honored for his support of the independent grocery industry Destin, Fla. –  The Alabama Grocers Association today presented Alabama State Sen. Jabo Waggoner with the prestigious National Grocers Association Spirit of America Award, recognizing his commitment to the independent grocery industry. Waggoner, a state legislator for more than four decades who represents…
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NGA Thomas K. Zaucha Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Presented to Cheryl Sommer

Owner of Kaune’s Neighborhood Market in New Mexico Receives Prestigious Award During Virtual Ceremony and Celebration Washington D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA) presented the Thomas K. Zaucha Entrepreneurial Excellence Award to Cheryl Sommer, owner, president and CEO of Kaune’s Neighborhood Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.   Presented earlier today during a virtual ceremony hosted by Mondelēz International…
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Independent Grocers Respond to Biden Antitrust Executive Order

NGA Applauds the Biden administration for taking action to address anticompetitive tactics hurting independent grocers Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) responded to the Biden administration’s introduction of the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. The order includes 72 initiatives to address antitrust across multiple industries including retail, tech, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals.…
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THE NGA SHOW 2021 EXHIBIT HALL IS SOLD OUT!

Sponsorship packages available for those who missed out on booth availability Shelton, CT – The NGA Show announced today the exhibit hall for the Fall 2021 event is sold out, and attendance is up with double-digit growth over last year. The event, taking place Sept. 19-21 at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will…
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NGA Foundation Launches Nutrition Incentive Workgroup

Group’s goal is to create accurate and efficient point-of-sale solutions for grocers Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association Foundation (NGAF) held the kickoff meeting for the POS Nutrition Incentive Workgroup yesterday. The group aims to establish core functionality required for efficient and accurate nutrition incentive POS solutions. Nutrition incentives allow grocers to provide extra…
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Special Events Herald Return of In-Person NGA Show

Best Bagger Championship, Creative Choice Awards, Women Grocers of America events among highlights of conference, Sept. 19-21 in Las Vegas Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announces a lineup of special events that will be part of the 2021 NGA Show, to be held Sept. 19-21…
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Executive Leadership Development Program Delivers Intense Business Instruction

NGA Foundation conference returns in-person at Cornell University The National Grocers Association Foundation (NGAF) has completed its 2021 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), a four-day program that included a mix of interactive leadership instruction and personalized coaching. The program, held June 6-10, 2021, at Cornell University, is a high-impact learning opportunity encompassing intense instruction presented…
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Stakeholders Make Push for Pharmacy DIR Reform

249 organizations sign letter urging Congress to reduce senior drug costs by addressing backdoor pharmacy price concessions Washington D.C. – Hundreds of organizations representing community pharmacies, grocery store pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, chain pharmacies, patient groups, buying groups, health systems, wholesalers, and business groups are making an all-out push for legislation that would stop the abuse…
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New Study Highlights Independent Community Grocers’ Pivotal Role in Growing the U.S. Economy

Independent grocery industry supports more than 1 million jobs and generates billions in wages  KEY TAKEAWAYS  Independent grocers contribute more than $255 billion to the economy, or about 1.2% of the U.S. GDP.    Independent community grocers are responsible for more than 1.1 million jobs earning wages approaching $39 billion. Wholesalers serving independent grocers provide more than 44,000 jobs that earn wages of nearly $3.3 billion.   Independent grocers generate…
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NGA Applauds OSHA Dropping Emergency Temporary Standard

Emergency workplace guidelines to apply only to healthcare setting Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauds the decision this week by the Labor Department to drop its effort to implement burdensome and unnecessary emergency workplace COVID standards. The rules, which have been under White House…
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NGA Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Rein in Pharmacy DIR Fees

Washington D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauded today’s introduction of the Pharmacy DIR Reform to Reduce Senior Drug Costs Act in both chambers of Congress. The legislation seeks to reduce patients’ cost-sharing, prevent plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from clawing back fees from pharmacies, enhance…
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NGA Unveils New Logo, Enhanced Mission Messaging

First rebranding in nearly 4 decades stresses independent grocers as cornerstones of communities Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has unveiled a comprehensive rebranding, including a new logo, the first since the organization was founded in 1982.  The central organizing theme of NGA’s rebranding is focused on the association’s new tag line,…
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NGA Calls for Government Action on Labor Shortage

Independent grocers ask President Biden to support policies that get people back to work Washington, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging his administration to advance policies that encourage unemployed Americans to seek work and provide resources to…
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Second-generation Family Grocer Wins NGA Foundation’s First Diversity in Leadership Scholarship

PepsiCo endowment pays executive development program tuition for Fruit Tree Farm’s Charles Choi Washington, D.C. – A second-generation Korean American whose work is driving the growth of his family’s independent supermarket business has been selected to receive the first PepsiCo Diversity in Leadership Endowment scholarship from the National Grocers Association Foundation (NGAF). Charles Choi, managing…
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