NGA Outlines Independent Grocers’ Priorities to President Biden

January 20, 2021

Association welcomes new president, looks forward to working with incoming administration

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, welcomes President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris upon their inauguration this week and looks forward to working with their administration on initiatives important to independent grocers and the communities they serve.

Greg Ferrara, NGA’s president and CEO, outlined the legislative priorities of association members in a letter to Biden and Harris.

“NGA and its members, many of them family owners with multiple generations invested in serving and supporting local communities, are committed to working with you and your administration as we strive to grow local economies across the country grappling with one of the greatest challenges in a generation,” Ferrara said. “From supermarkets to distribution centers, grocery workers have toiled on the front lines during this pandemic, dedicated to feeding our nation.”

NGA priorities outlined  in the letter include employee tax relief, liability protection, assistance with accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for online purchases, credit card fees, the minimum wage and enforcement of antitrust laws.

“NGA stands ready to work with you and your administration as together we rise to face the challenges ahead of us to lift up our communities and importantly, our local economies,” Ferrara concluded.

Complete text of the letter can be found here.