NGA calls on White House to include independent retailers in supplemental health benefit programs- Retail
The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, sent a letter to White House officials asking for a convening of stakeholders to address the growing problem of the exclusion of independent grocers and their customers from important health benefit programs funded by health insurance plans.
NGA comments on proposed WIC food package revisions- Retail
NGA, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has provided comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its proposed rule on revisions to food packages in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
NGA reveals 2023 Creative Choice Award winners- General News
The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, along with sponsoring partners The Kellogg Company and Unilever, have revealed the winners of their annual Creative Choice Awards, which honors and recognizes the best marketing and merchandising programs in the grocery industry.
NGA Foundation receives grant to advance SNAP online programs- Retail
The National Grocers Association Foundation has been awarded a $5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service to establish a technical assistance center that will guide grocers through the process of implementing online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) grocery purchasing.
Grocer, NGA member testifies in Senate committee hearing on Kroger-Albertsons merger- Retail
NGA member and CEO of Fresh Encounter Inc., Michael Needler Jr., a third-generation independent grocer who operates nearly 100 grocery stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida, testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights on the effect of enhanced consolidation and buyer power in the marketplace.
NGA: FDA’s new traceability rule will disproportionately affect smaller grocers- General News
The National Grocers Association, the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, responded to the final ruling on the proposed U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule, “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.”
NGA strengthens advocacy team with new hires- General News
The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has hired John Richard as its senior manager of government relations and policy analysis, and Ryan Cagney as its manager of political affairs and fundraising.
ReposiTrak, NGA partner to offer free, quick food traceability network- General News
ReposiTrak, a major provider of supply chain, food safety and supplier management technology solutions, is waiving the $2,000 setup fee for food suppliers connecting to the ReposiTrak Traceability Network.
NGA raises alarm over Kroger-Albertsons merger- General News
In response to an announcement of a merger between national grocery chains, Kroger and Albertsons, the National Grocers Association today released the following statement: and Albertsons Companies, Inc.
NGA names ReposiTrak as its exclusive traceability and compliance partner- General News
The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has entered into a multiyear agreement with ReposiTrak to be NGA’s traceability and supplier compliance partner, as a step forward in bringing guidance, education and support to the independent wholesale and retail grocery community.