News Roundup: August 9, 2020

August 9, 2020

By Eric Payne, NGA Manager of Communications

NGA Reveals Education Lineup for Executive Conference

The lineup includes speakers from the arenas of grocery retailing and wholesaling, CPG, technology and consulting. Sessions focus on issues key to doing business in the current marketplace, from ecommerce fulfillment and supply chain to category marketing and health and wellness, to the upcoming U.S. presidential elections and navigating the COVID landscape.

Learn more here.

Dorothy Lane Market Associate Wins Ohio Best Bagger Competition broadcasted on ESPN2

For the second year in a row, a Dorothy Lane Market associate will participate in the Best Bagger Championship  during the 2020 NGA Show as Fengning Liu won the state competition yesterday live on ESPN 2.

“It was a unique experience that I didn’t expect going into the competition. It’s cool to me that I
was able to apply by normal work skills in a more competitive setting,” says Fengning of the
experience. Matt Bayne, DLM Washington Square’s Front End Manager, couldn’t be more
proud. “Fengning is one of the hardest working young people who I’ve worked with. He always
has a can-do attitude and never hesitates to go out of his way to help a customer or fellow DLM
associate. He genuinely loves helping others and we are fortunate to have him on our team.”

Learn more from WDTN here.

“Double Dollars” Launch Demonstrates SNAP’s Value to Consumers and Independent Supermarkets

On July 30, the NGA Foundation Technical Assistance Center announced completed coordination of the technical and program aspects of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) produce incentive implementation, known as “Kentucky Double Dollars,” between project partners Manchester IGA, Community Farm Alliance (CFA) and technology solution provider POS-Plus, LLC. The program was officially launched at the store on June 22, 2020.

“Implementation of Kentucky Double Dollars by Manchester IGA demonstrates the positive impact this important SNAP initiative has for consumers in need of its benefits, and also for independent grocery retailers aiming to broaden their service to the community,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA Foundation president and president and CEO of NGA. “Increased sales of healthier foods like fruits and vegetables are a win-win for consumers and supermarket operators.”

Learn more here.