The origins of the Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates date back to 1962, when a group of retailer-owned distributors founded what was then called the Southeastern Food Cooperative Association. ROFDA includes members, associates and suppliers who are dedicated to helping each other and independent retail grocers achieve advantages, growth and success.
The organization’s members work together – sharing ideas, resources and solutions – to address the needs of independent retail grocers.
The Shelby Report recently visited with each of the eight board members. Follow the links below to read their comments.
- David Bullard: Relationships, Offerings ‘Help Our Independents Be More Competitive’
- David Smith: Independents ‘Ideally Situated Because They Did A Lot Of Things Locally’
- Manard Lagasse: ROFDA Really Does ‘Some Outstanding Things’
- Randy Arceneaux: Board Members’ Weekly Calls ‘Helped Us To Build An Even Closer Bond’
- Mike Violette: Pandemic ‘Allowed Us To Showcase What We Can Do And What We Have’
- Amy Niemetscheck: The Local Story – ‘Our Stores Can Continue To Find Those Connections’
- Neal Berube: ‘Emotional Support Was Every Bit As Important’
- Ray Sprinkle: Camaraderie Is Key – ‘Bottom Line…We’re All Facing The Same Thing’