NGA congratulates 37 grocery executives on their completion of the 2017 Executive Leadership Development Program

Arlington, VA, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (June 20, 2017) congratulated 37 grocery executives on their completion of the 2017 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP).  The event was held June 4 – 8 at Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York. “In an evolving business such as the supermarket […]

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NGA applauds House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing on tax reform

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (May 18, 2017), the National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, released the following statement on the House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing on tax reform: “We applaud the House for taking an important first step towards a once-in-a-generation tax reform […]

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FMS and NGA release their annual “Independent Grocers Financial Survey

Independent Grocers Financial Survey reveals the independent supermarket industry faced challenges in 2016 due to deflation ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — FMS Solutions Holdings LLC (FMS) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) today (May 15, 2017)  released their annual “Independent Grocers Financial Survey,” the latest edition covering fiscal year 2016. The study, now […]

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Supermarket executives rallied on Capitol Hill to discuss federal policies

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 200 supermarket industry CEOs and senior executives, representing nearly every state from across the U.S., rallied on Capitol Hill to discuss federal policies affecting their businesses at the annual Day in Washington fly-in. Food retail and supermarket operator members from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the […]

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NGA launches the “Independents Day of Giving” campaign to help fight hunger and support Feeding America

National Grocers Association partners with Feeding America, Food Distributors to raise funds for local hunger-relief organizations Arlington, VA, 2017-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (May 2, 2017), the National Grocers Association (NGA), along with the NGA Research and Education Foundation, launched the “Independents Day of Giving” campaign to help fight hunger and raise community […]

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NGA Fall Leadership Meetings to join NACS Show

​ALEXANDRIA, Va. and ARLINGTON, Va., 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — NACS and the National Grocers Association (NGA), the leading associations representing convenience retailers and independent grocers respectively, announced that NGA is aligning its Fall Leadership Meetings comprised of the Trading Partner Business Sessions and Financial Management and Technology Conference with the NACS Show, which […]

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NGA announces top winners of its Creative Choice Awards in the Marketing and Merchandising categories

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (Feb 14, 2017) revealed this year’s top winners of its Creative Choice Awards in the Marketing and Merchandising categories.  The “Outstanding Merchandiser” and “Outstanding Marketer” titles are the highest award of the Creative Choice Awards contest. This year’s contest featured […]

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NGA & Nielsen national grocery shoppers survey: high consumer satisfaction among independent supermarkets

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today (Feb 13, 2017) released topline results from its national grocery shoppers survey that was conducted by Nielsen on behalf of NGA. The survey segments data by independent shoppers from regional and national […]

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NGA announces best ever 2017 NGA Show in its history

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Feb-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 2017 NGA Show opened with over 3,400 registered attendees, making it the seventh consecutive year of record breaking attendance levels. Alongside a sold-out EXPO floor, the National Grocers Association’s (NGA) annual convention also witnessed a record attendance level for retailer and wholesaler participants. “The NGA Show continues […]

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NGA recognized Niemann Foods, Inc. CEO and Harps Food Stores Chairman with top awards during the 2017 NGA Show

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Feb-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) recognized two industry leaders with top awards during the 2017 NGA Show. The following individuals were honored with the below industry awards: The Thomas K. Zaucha Entrepreneurial Excellence Award was presented to Rich Niemann, Jr., President and CEO of Niemann Foods, […]

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NGA announces the appointment of Elizabeth Crocker as VP and Executive Director for NGA Foundation

Arlington, VA, 2017-Jan-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today (Jan 3, 2017) announced the appointment of Elizabeth Crocker as Vice President and Executive Director for the NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGA Foundation). “On behalf of NGA, we are thrilled to be […]

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NGA calls on Visa to quickly remove any operating rule that violates federal law

Arlington, VA, 2016-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) applauded the Federal Reserve for taking steps to protect competition in the debit card marketplace and called on Visa to quickly remove any operating rule that violates federal law. Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors clarified that no payment card […]

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David Ochs and Jeff Strack appointed to National Grocers Association (NGA) Board of Directors

Arlington, VA, 2016-Oct-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced the appointment of David Ochs, Senior Vice President Sales, East of KeHE Distributors, LLC and Jeff Strack, President and CEO of Strack & Van Til, LLC, to fill recent vacancies on its Board of Directors. Additionally, the organization named Mike Stigers, […]

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NGA to move 2019 NGA Show to a larger convention space in San Diego, California

ARLINGTON, VA, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct 6, 2016), the National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that the 2019 NGA Show will be held in San Diego, California on February 24 – 27, 2019 and February 23 – 26, 2020. This move in location is directly in response to the need for a […]

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NGA disappointed on House Financial Services Committee bill that repeals debit card swipe fee reform

ARLINGTON, VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (Sep 13, 2016) issued the following statement in response to a House Financial Services Committee markup of the Financial CHOICE Act of 2016 (H.R. 5983), a bill that repeals debit card swipe fee reform, also known as the Durbin Amendment that was […]

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NGA applauds President Obama for signing into law a biotechnology labeling bill

Arlington, VA, 2016-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association (NGA) issued today the following statement applauding President Obama for signing into law a biotechnology labeling bill that creates a national labeling standard for food products made with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). […]

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NGA announces co-location of two educational programs exclusively designed for independent supermarket operators

ARLINGTON, VA, 2016-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced the co-location of two educational programs exclusively designed for independent supermarket operators. NGA’s Financial Management and Technology Conference will meet in conjunction with Trading Partner Business Sessions Program this October 4 – 7 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. […]

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NGA presented Associated Wholesale Grocers president and CEO Jerry Garland with its Industry Service Award

Arlington, VA, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ —The National Grocers Association (NGA) presented Jerry Garland, former president and CEO of Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) with its Industry Service Award during the AWG Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 19. Garland served as president and CEO of AWG from 2009 to 2015. Under his leadership, AWG grew […]

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National Grocers Association Welcomes Senate Nutrition Legislation

Arlington, VA, 2016-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Jan 20, 2016), the National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, praised the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee for its work on the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act, a bill to reauthorize a number of nutrition […]

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NGA Best Bagger Championship sponsored by PepsiCo will once again be emceed by Food Network star Duff Goldman

Arlington, VA, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Network star, Duff Goldman will once again emcee the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by PepsiCo, and held at The NGA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 28 – March 1, 2016. “2016 will be an exciting year for the NGA Best Bagger Championship […]

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NGA unveils newly redeveloped website

Arlington, VA, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today launched a new, redeveloped website to better serve NGA members and educate consumers about the independent supermarket industry. “In today’s information age, people are going online on a daily basis, seeking information on a variety of issues, and NGA wants our website […]

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NGA’s Clarence G. Adamy Great American Award presented to Lorelei Mottese of Wakefern

Arlington, VA, 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to recognize Lorelei Mottese with NGA’s highest award for government relations, the Clarence G. Adamy Great American Award. The award was presented to Ms. Mottese by NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin and NGA Vice President of Public Affairs Greg Ferrara […]

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The NGA Show EXPO Floor marks its earliest sell-out date in the history of the trade show

Arlington, VA, 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced that The NGA Show EXPO Floor sold out today, marking it as the earliest sell-out date in the history of the trade show. The NGA Show, held February 8-11, 2015 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, will feature […]

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Food Network star Duff Goldman to emcee the 2015 National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Championship this February in Las Vegas, Nevada

Arlington, VA, 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Network star, Duff Goldman will emcee the 2015 National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by PepsiCo, and held at The NGA Show this February in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We are thrilled to have Duff join us as our emcee for this very exciting event,” said Peter […]

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NGA president and CEO Peter J. Larkin comments on the new labeling rules of the The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Arlington, VA, 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its plans to finalize two rules requiring that chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines with 20 or more locations list calorie information on their menus and menu boards. NGA president and CEO, Peter J. Larkin issued the following statement […]

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Produce for Better Health Foundation and NGA announce partnership focused on the continuing education of supermarket dietitians

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct 13, 2014), Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) are announcing a newly formed partnership between the two organizations focused on the continuing education of supermarket dietitians within the independent and small retail chains and wholesale grocers. Supermarket dietitians are a key resource […]

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NGA Spirit of America Award given to Greg Gregerson of Gregerson’s Foods and Pharmacy Inc at Alabama’s Food Industry Finest Luncheon

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Greg Gregerson, president and CEO of Gregerson’s Foods and Pharmacy, Inc., has been presented with the NGA Spirit of America Award at the Alabama’s Food Industry Finest Luncheon, held Wednesday, October 8. The award is one of NGA’s top honors and recognizes […]

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The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) announced new online platform for the supermarket industry

Center for Advancing Retail & Technology and National Grocers Association create unique platform to help retailers and brands keep pace with rapid technology innovation Arlington, VA, 2014-9-12— /EPR Retail News/ — The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced a new online platform for the supermarket industry. The […]

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