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NGA Introduces Grocery Guard Outreach Program

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In an effort to strengthen its advocacy efforts by establishing precise connections on Capitol Hill, the National Grocers Association has unveiled its Grocery Guard program.

The program is a nationwide network of owners and industry leaders who have volunteered to contact a member of Congress when the independent grocery industry needs to relay the importance of a particular issue impacting the industry.

“The Grocery Guard program will allow us to effectively use the relationships our members have with lawmakers on Capitol Hill,” said Chris Jones, SVP of government relations and counsel.

“NGA members are leaders in their community and know firsthand how federal policies are impacting their business and the customers they serve. Grocery Guard is poised to streamline our members’ connections and enable us to mobilize them for advocating policies that enhance our industry.” 

NGA’s Government Relations team will turn to the Grocery Guard when needed. The association will also continue to grow the program until there is an NGA member who can advocate on behalf of every congressional district in the U.S.

NGA’s advocacy efforts connect members of Congress with the grocers they represent. From organizing congressional store tours, to hosting NGA’s Fly-In for Fair Competition, the association ensures that the voice of the independent grocer is heard in Washington, D.C.

NGA members can sign up for the Grocery Guard by filling out this form.

About NGA

Washington, D.C.-based NGA is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale community grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. 

An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats.

The independent grocery sector is accountable for about 1.2 percent of the nation’s overall economy and is responsible for generating more than $250 billion in sales, 1.1 million jobs, $39 billion in wages and $36 billion in taxes. 

NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers in every congressional district across the country, as well as state grocers’ associations, manufacturers and service suppliers.

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