NGA Honors Rep. Todd Young With Champion Of Independent Grocers Award


The National Grocers Association (NGA) this week presented U.S. Rep. Todd Young of Indiana with its inaugural Champion of Independent Grocers Award in recognition of his efforts to advance pro-growth policies and workable solutions for independent grocers and wholesalers.

“NGA appreciates Congressman Young’s leadership on HR 2575, the Save American Workers Act, which seeks to fix one of the most problematic provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the definition of a full-time employee as those averaging 30 hours a week,” said Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO of NGA. “Reinstating a 40-hour work week is vital to our members’ businesses and to their goal of providing quality benefits and available hours to their employees. We are grateful for Congressman Young’s work on this bill and for his support of policies that help independent grocers expand their businesses and create jobs in their communities.”

The award recognizes members of Congress who have demonstrated support for policies that advance and strengthen the independent supermarket industry.

In the feature photo at top: Peter Larkin, right, presents Rep. Todd Young with the Champion of Independent Grocers Award.

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