Arlington, VA – National Grocers Association President and CEO Greg Ferrara released the following statement after participating in a call with President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary Mnuchin, Secretary Perdue and other White House officials on the Administration’s plans to address the COVID-19 outbreak:
“NGA applauds President Trump, Vice President Pence and Administration officials for taking the time to speak to the food industry regarding the impact of the ongoing public health crisis and providing an update on the national response. I appreciated the opportunity to share with President Trump the important work that NGA’s nearly 9,000 members, and their close to 1 million team members, are doing to support and feed their communities during this challenging time. America has the most efficient and effective supply chain in the world and stores continue to be restocked consistently.
“While local, independent grocers are currently experiencing an unprecedented demand in store traffic and for product and goods, we continue to work closely with the President and our federal, state and local officials nationwide to ensure the resilience of both the food supply chain and our local economies.
“Our industry has faced emergencies before from hurricanes to earthquakes, and fires to floods. Grocers are experienced and prepared to continue serving their communities and employees as our members do each and every day. Our nation’s food supply and supply chain are very strong, well stocked and will continue to work at the highest capacity to supply stores.”