Share Groups

A share group is a professional peer group of individuals from NGA member companies. These meetings provide the opportunity for like segments in the independent grocery industry to meet in person, problem-solve, swap ideas and help non-competing industry partners.

Share group members develop strong bonds and turn to each other for impartial advice, suggestions and feedback. Meetings are successful because members openly share and are committed to each other's success. Share groups are generally comprised of 12-15 non-competing, NGA member companies.

Harmons Share Group
CIO Share Group Dinner
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How Do Share Groups Operate

Share groups are entirely participant-driven, professional facilitated and generally meet 2 times per year. Each share group will determine their own meeting structure/format and agendas. Meetings may be held in conjunction with other NGA conferences, or as stand-along events hosted by a share group member.

Beyond two onsite meetings, there may be ongoing networking and idea exchanging opportunities through web platforms supported by NGA.


Interested in Joining a Share Group?

Contact Laura Strange at for more information.

Current Share Groups:

Human Resources

Senior HR Executives review current HR issues, share successful programs and discuss ways to improve the HR function in their organization.

Two groups available; currently accepting new members.

Senior financial professionals review opportunities to improve the financial performance of their organizations.

This group is currently at capacity but is forming a second group. 


Leaders of produce (and floral) will share the insights, best practices and innovations that are the hallmarks of the fresh department critical for attracting shoppers, driving profitability, and defining a store’s image.

In process of forming. Interested members should contact:


Pharmacy managers and executives focus on sharing ideas and best practices for managing all pharmacy related activities and programs including maximizing pharmacy operating results, maintaining quality assurance, and improving the overall customer experience.

In process of forming. Interested members should contact:

CIOs and IT directors share and discuss technology initiatives. Members review myriad topics including department structure, new system implementation and use of technology as an enabler of growth.

Currently accepting new members.

Members will share information on best practices to enhance the value of their company and maintain a successful employee ownership program.

In process of forming. Interested members should contact:


CMOs and VPs/directors of advertising, marketing and merchandising will share successful event marketing programs and other strategies to grow sales and increase store traffic.

Currently forming a second group and accepting new members.

Loss Prevention

Directors and VPs with responsibility for reducing shrink, shoplifting, vendor theft and employee theft will share loss prevention tactics and strategies.

In process of forming. Interested members should contact:


The purpose of the NGA Emerging Leaders Share Group is to support rising leaders within NGA member companies by expanding industry knowledge, forging new industry relationships, and learning new ideas and concepts to grow into well-rounded executives better prepared to take on expanded leadership roles within their companies. Participants must be NGA members in good standing, over 21 years old, and should not currently hold a c-suite role (CFO, CFO, COO).

Interested members should contact: