Former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden to deliver the opening keynote at the 2018 NGA Show

Former CIA and NSA Director to Address Independent Supermarket Operators ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (Sep 19, 2017) announced that former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), General Michael Hayden, will deliver the opening keynote address, sponsored by The […]

NGA Foundation announces scholarship recipients for 2017-2018 academic year

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today  (August 23, 2017) awarded up to $73,000 in scholarship funding to 16 students pursuing a career in the grocery industry for the 2017-2018 academic year. “One of the most important missions we have is preparing […]

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 […]

SNAC International announced as pavilion partner for the 2018 NGA Show

Trade association representing international snack industry to showcase 600 square foot pavilion of snack manufacturers and marketers ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today (August 8, 2017) announced SNAC International, the trade association representing the snack industry, will be a pavilion partner for […]

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 […]

Independent grocers call on shoppers to donate to help support local food banks

More than 1,600 independent grocers from across the nation urge shoppers to donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register to support their local food banks and pantries ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGAREF), and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NGA recognized Georgia Food Industry Association President Kathy Kuzava with its Association Leadership Award

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-May-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (May 3, 2017), the National Grocers Association (NGA) recognized Kathy Kuzava, President of the Georgia Food Industry Association (GFIA) with its Association Leadership Award for her dedication and contributions to the independent supermarket industry. “I am pleased to honor Kathy for her passionate leadership and dedication […]

NGA urges House Financial Services Committee to oppose the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

Arlington, VA, 2017-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (May 2, 2017) urged members of the House Financial Services Committee to oppose the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10) as long as it contains a provision to repeal debit swipe fee reform. NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin issued […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NGA 2017 Best Bagger Champion — Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Medina, Ohio

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brady Long of Buehler’s Fresh Foods, located in Medina, Ohio, defeated 22 other Best Bagger competitors from across the nation to claim a grand prize of $10,000 and the title of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Champion. Designed to promote supermarket employees and demonstrate a […]

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 […]

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 […]

NGA Research and Education Foundation announces scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 academic school year

Las Vegas, NV, 2017-Feb-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Feb 12, 2017), the NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGA Foundation) recognized scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 academic school year at a brunch in support of the NGA Foundation, sponsored by Chobani. The NGA Foundation brunch was held at the National Grocers Association’s annual convention, The […]

NGA applauds introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017

Arlington, VA, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today (Feb 2, 2017) applauded the introduction of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R. 772, S. 261), a bipartisan bill that clarifies the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule regarding menu labeling at restaurants and similar retail […]

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 […]

NGA appointments: Corinne Routhier as VP of Business Development and Member Services; Michael Gleeson as Director of Government Relations

Arlington, VA, 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today (Dec 20, 2016) announced the addition of two new staff members to its member services and government relations departments. Corinne Routhier has been named NGA Vice President of Business Development and Member […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

NGA’s 2016 Best Bagger National Champion, Candice Lastimado

Arlington, VA, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) held its fifth annual Congressional Best Bagger Showdown yesterday (Sep 14, 2016) at the Library of Congress, located on Capitol Hill. NGA’s 2016 Best Bagger National Champion, Candice Lastimado of Metropolitan Markets, located in Seattle, WA, competed against Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04). Candice was […]

The National Grocers Association: DOL final rule regarding overtime pay for salaried workers will negatively affect many store associates

Arlington, VA, 2016-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule regarding overtime pay for salaried workers. “The independent supermarket industry plays a crucial role in America’s economy, creating nearly one million jobs across the nation. NGA members are proud […]

Former president of the North Dakota Grocers Association Tom Woodmansee receives NGA Association Leadership Award

Arlington, VA, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tom Woodmansee, former president of the North Dakota Grocers Association was presented the National Grocers Association (NGA) Association Leadership Award for his dedication and commitment to the independent supermarket industry. Until his recent retirement, Woodmansee led the North Dakota Grocers Association for 31 years. During his tenure with […]

National Grocers Association launches new education program for independent supermarket operators to develop strategic business plan

Arlington, VA, 2016-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced a new education program that will provide in-depth training to develop a strategic business plan that addresses multifaceted business issues faced by independent supermarket operators. The Sustainable Business Growth Strategies program, sponsored by Unilever, is designed to provide independent supermarket operators with […]

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 […]