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The Independent PerspectiveNATLA Congressional Year In Review And A Look To Future Action

A Congressional Year In Review And A Look To Future Action

Similar to 2012, this past year’s themes encompassed those of partisan gridlock and legislative uncertainty, making it another challenging year for our... read more

The Independent PerspectiveSESouthern Season Opens In Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Southern Season Opens In Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

A Southern-style emporium featuring cooking classes, a specialty grocery store, a restaurant and more is now open for business in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Live... read more

The Independent PerspectiveNATLRetailer Need Drives NGA’s Leaps In Technology

Retailer Need Drives NGA’s Leaps In Technology

More than 2,700 retailers, wholesalers and suppliers recently joined us for the 2013 NGA Show in Las Vegas. As I said in my February column, our goal was... read more

The Independent PerspectiveNATLSolid Relationships Among NGA Member Retailers And Their Wholesalers

Solid Relationships Among NGA Member Retailers And Their Wholesalers

Independent grocers have a unique set of challenges and opportunities in the food retail industry. As small businesses, many rely on a strong relationship... read more

The Independent PerspectiveNATLStatus Quo The Result Of Election 2012

Status Quo The Result Of Election 2012

If you live in one of the 2012 battleground states, you are probably thankful that Election Day has come and gone. Your phone has stopped ringing, your... read more

The Independent PerspectiveNATLCelebrating 30 Years Of Serving Independent Grocers

Celebrating 30 Years Of Serving Independent Grocers

by Peter J. Larkin/president and CEO, NGA Special to The Shelby Report Three decades ago, a new organization was created to represent the independent sector... read more

The Independent PerspectiveNATLGrocers Take Notice: FDA Tobacco Compliance Checks Are On The Rise

Grocers Take Notice: FDA Tobacco Compliance Checks Are On The Rise

by Peter J. Larkin/president and CEO, NGA Special to The Shelby Report The Tobacco Control Act, signed into law by President Obama in June of 2009, gave... read more

Center StoreNATLEzekiel Bread Rolls Out Sprouted Flax Variety

Ezekiel Bread Rolls Out Sprouted Flax Variety

Food for Life’s Ezekiel 4:9 bread is now available with sprouted flax. Like all Food for Life products, Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Flax Bread is 100 percent... read more