NGA welcomes Christopher Jones as vice president and counsel, government relations department

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today (August 21, 2017) announced Christopher Jones, former legislative director and counsel for U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and Nutrition Subcommittee, is joining its government relations department as […]

NGA promotes Laura Strange to Vice President of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing

Arlington, VA, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announced today (Jul 24, 2017) that Laura Strange has been promoted to Vice President of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing. Previously Strange served as Senior Director of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing. Strange joined […]

NGA presented Joe Williams with the Spirit of America Award at the Texas Retailers Forum

Arlington, VA, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, proudly presented Joe Williams, former vice president for regulatory and member services of the Texas Retailers Association, with the NGA Spirit of America Award at the Texas Retailers Forum, held Sunday, July 23, 2017. The […]

NGA releases statement after OMB directed FDA to re-examine the menu labeling regulation

Arlington, VA, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Greg Ferrara, senior vice president of government relations and public affairs at the National Grocers Association (NGA), today (May 1, 2017) released the following statement after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to re-examine the menu labeling regulation that had […]

Independent grocers and state trade association call on lawmakers to defend transparency and competition in the debit marketplace

Arlington, VA, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Apr 4, 2017), more than 300 independent supermarket companies and state trade associations sent a letter urging Members of Congress to preserve the debit reforms, also known as the Durbin Amendment, passed as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In the letter, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Independent grocers urges Members of Congress to protect debit card swipe fee reform

ARLINGTON, VA, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Sep 6, 2016), more than 400 merchants from across the country sent a letter to Members of Congress urging them to protect debit card swipe fee reform, also known as the Durbin Amendment that was included in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of […]

National Grocers Association announces the promotion of four staff members

Arlington, VA, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announced today the promotions of four of its staff. Greg Ferrara has been named Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs. Ferrara will continue in his role overseeing the government relations and communications […]