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NGA Launches Technology Resources for Independent Grocers

The National Grocers Association (NGA) kicked off the 2013 NGA Show with an Opening General Session highlighting the organization’s achievements, as well as the … Continue reading

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NGA and First Data to Provide Online Training to Independent Grocers

The National Grocers Association (NGA) and First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, announce a partnership that makes online … Continue reading

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PMA Produce Pavilion Returns for Second Year at NGA

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is once again preparing to partner with the National Grocers Association with an expanded presence at their 2013 show. … Continue reading

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Networking & Education Opportunities at NGA Show

The National Grocers Association (NGA) and the Food Industry University Coalition (FIUC) together announce a collaboration to further the professional development of students from … Continue reading

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NGA EXPO Floor Sells Out for 2013 Show

The National Grocers Association (NGA), announced today that the NGA Show (February 10-13, 2013 at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, NV) EXPO Floor has … Continue reading

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Fearsome predator

Amazon.com is stressing price, convenience and selection; center store, nonfoods and even fresh items are at risk. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Ever-Growing Competition Rated Top Concern Among Independent Grocers

Competition, the cost of providing healthcare insurance and the economy are the three major worries among independent food retailers, according to the 2012 Independent … Continue reading

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CPG Manufacturers and Retailers Issue Digital Coupon Guidelines to Combat Fraud

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and National Grocers Association (NGA) released guidelines designed to promote model practices in the “end-to-end” … Continue reading

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NGA Fights for Competition, Transparency and Fairness

NGA and nine other named plaintiffs were joined by a growing community of merchants in filing objections with the U.S. District Court for the … Continue reading

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Healthcare Reform Ranks First in Independent Grocers’ Political Concerns Index

Independent grocers express a great level of concern over the financial impact of the changes to healthcare insurance mandated by the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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NGA Continues Fight for Credit Card Reform

NGA and eight other national associations vowed to continue the fight for credit card reform and oppose the proposed settlement in the case of … Continue reading

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Independent Grocers Improve Net Profits in 2011

The National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS today released the results of their joint 2012 Independent Grocers Financial Survey. Despite the challenging economic environment, … Continue reading

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NGA Announces New Board of Director Member at Fall Conference

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Steve Hall, President of Lowes Foods in Hickory, NC, was appointed to serve on … Continue reading

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NGA Kicks Off 30th Anniversary

The National Grocers Association (NGA) launched the beginning of a yearlong celebration at a special reception on Thursday, September 20 at the Fall Conference … Continue reading

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NGA Announces New Study: Independent Grocers’ Economic Impact on U.S.

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to announce a first of its kind study commissioned by the NGA Board of Directors, announced at … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals Independent Grocers’ Compensation Benchmarks

The National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS released the first annual edition of an in-depth, comprehensive study that compares a range of financial benchmarks … Continue reading

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NGA Opposes Proposed Interchange Fee Settlement with Visa and Mastercard

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the National Grocers Association (NGA) approved a resolution opposing the proposed interchange fee settlement agreement … Continue reading

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NGA Supports Bill Introduction Preventing New Regulations on Grocers

The National Grocers Association (NGA) applauds the introduction today of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2012, bi-partisan legislation that will prevent the … Continue reading

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NGA President & CEO Statement on President Obama’s Tax Increase

Peter Larkin, President and CEO of the National Grocers Association (NGA), released the following statement on President Obama calling for tax increases on entrepreneurs: … Continue reading

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What happens in Vegas…

My favorite aspect of my job is attending trade shows. It is an opportunity to see friends from the industry, match faces to the … Continue reading

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Inside information

Entering the New Year, supermarkets face a myriad of challenges, from pricing pressure to increased channel competition to constantly changing technologies—just to name a few. Remaining successful has never been more difficult. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

An Independent Voice: Learning and networking in Vegas

The upcoming NGA Show will offer expanded educational opportunities and partnerships. By Jane Olszeski Tortola For independent grocers small and large, the must-attend event … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Columns