Despite the inflationary environment, 58% of independent grocers were unable to match their 2020 sales records, though many came close. Same-store sales declined 1.7%, yet dollar sales dollars remained far ahead of the 2019 pre-pandemic levels.
The letter describes the market power abuses of dominant firms that leave ordinary businesses with less favorable pricing and price terms, less favorable supply, less favorable retail packaging, and the inability to source products in short supply.
The National Grocers Association Foundation Technical Assistance Center (NGAF TA Center) has partnered with two northeastern grocery chains to create testimonial and informational videos highlighting the growing food-as-medicine movement and the GusNIP PPR project.
Independent community grocers play a key role in the nation’s economy with positive impacts across the country via jobs, wages and taxes, according to the latest economic impact study from the National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry.
As the federal minimum wage continues to be debated in Washington, NGA is urging Congress and the Biden administration to identify a more workable and realistic federal wage policy that allows independent supermarkets to continue to invest in their companies, employees and communities.
The combined event will be held May 16-18, 2021, at the new Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Last week, NGA hosted a virtual meeting with FNS Administrator Pam Miller and approximately 25 independent grocers and e-commerce representatives to discuss the barriers and challenges small retailers face when working through the SNAP Online Purchasing application and testing process.
Grocery store closures were the highest in 20 years in 2019—but that wasn’t true for one segment of retail. In 2019, dollar store formats grew 5 percent.
SAN DIEGO – Independent retailers have more competition than ever, but one advantage they still have is their location.
Ferrara will officially take over as President and CEO on September 1, 2019, while Larkin will remain an advisor through the end of the year.