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National Grocers Association Launches New Strategic Growth Program

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Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 09:42 am

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is introducing a new education program that will provide in-depth training to develop a strategic business plan that addresses multifaceted business issues faced by independent supermarket operators.

The Sustainable Business Growth Strategies program, sponsored by Unilever, is designed to provide independent supermarket operators with the necessary tools and resources to help executives guide their organization through a rapidly changing grocery industry. Participants will explore a vast range of important issues, including consumer trends, identifying areas of differentiation, change management and workforce diversity.

“Success in a highly competitive marketplace, such as the independent supermarket industry, requires operators to have plans to quickly adapt and evolve to shifting demands in the marketplace. The Sustainable Business Growth Strategies program aims to help independent supermarket executives who are already leading organizations to further grow financial and sustainability success within their business,” said Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO of NGA.

Added Alison Castillo, director of industry relations and sustainable living at Unilever North America, “At Unilever, we are committed to sustainable growth, which means growth that is consistent, profitable, competitive and responsible. We are excited to partner with NGA and Cornell to deliver a program that helps organizations to address the needs of society and the environment as an enabler of growth.”

The inaugural meeting will take place Sept. 11-15 at Cornell University; the event is open to NGA retail and wholesaler members.

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