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Missouri Grocery Industry Gets Its Day At State Capitol

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The Missouri Grocers Association’s recent Grocers Day at the state capitol was filled with education, networking and advocacy aimed at advancing the interests of the grocery industry in the Show-Me State. 

Held April 30-May 1, the event began with an education session led by Brad Brayshaw, representing ReposiTrak. Brayshaw discussed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), emphasizing the importance for the grocery sector to gear up for compliance in an ever-evolving regulatory landscape. 

The MGA held a legislative reception April 30, welcoming lawmakers from across the state. Executive State Director Dan Shaul took the opportunity to honor Pat Thomas, chief of staff to Sen. Lincoln Hough, with the Capitol Impact Award for her commitment to their district and Missouri. 

MGA members visited with lawmakers in the halls of the state Capitol, advocating for the grocery industry’s key priorities. Among the topics were organized retail crime and electric competition. 

During the course of the day, Shaul joined Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe to kick off Buy Missouri Day at the Capitol, celebrating products manufactured across the state. It highlighted the diversity and quality of Missouri-made goods.

Casey Adrian, director of Buy Missouri under the lieutenant governor’s office, was honored with the Industry Achievement Award.

“Grocers Day at the Capitol is an incredible opportunity for our industry to engage directly with policymakers and advocate for issues vital to our businesses and communities,” Shaul said. “It’s inspiring to see the level of commitment from both our members and state leaders to drive positive change and foster growth in Missouri.” 

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