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National Grocers Association (NGA)

Independent grocers drive economic growth

Independent grocers drive economic growth

WASHINGTON — Independent grocers are important sources of jobs, wages and taxes for the communities they serve, according to the latest economic impact study from the National Grocers Association. The NGA said Tuesday that the retailers are responsible for more than 1.1 million jobs (up from 944,200 in the previous study), paying wages of nearly

NGA applauds DIR reform legislation

NGA applauds DIR reform legislation

Washington D.C. –  The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, on Thursday applauded the introduction of the Pharmacy DIR Reform to Reduce Senior Drug Costs Act in both chambers of Congress. The NGA said the legislation seeks to reduce patients’ cost-sharing, prevent plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from

NGA pushes back against $15 minimum wage

NGA pushes back against $15 minimum wage

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing independent supermarkets, wrote a letter to the House Education and Labor Committee that opposes including the $15 minimum wage proposal included in its budget reconciliation package. “NGA strongly opposes increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour because it would harm small

NACDS, NGA welcome Biden’s COVID-19 plan

NACDS, NGA welcome Biden’s COVID-19 plan

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Grocers Association both applauded President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 plan, which calls for leveraging community pharmacists in an effort to speed the vaccination of more Americans. Biden announced his administration’s “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness” on Thursday. “President Biden’s plan demonstrates

Retailers vow to work with Biden, Congress

Retailers vow to work with Biden, Congress

WASHINGTON — Following the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the nation’s 46th President, retailers have vowed to work with his administration, as well as the new Congress, to address the needs of the country, consumers and their industry. “We look forward to working with the newly elected president, vice president and members of Congress on

Groups offer best practices for signature-free access to Rx drugs

Groups offer best practices for signature-free access to Rx drugs

WASHINGTON — FMI – The Food Industry Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Community Pharmacists Association, National Grocers Association and the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association issued on Monday a joint statement outlining the best practices for pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to follow for documenting signature-free delivery or pick-up of prescription

NGA applauds legislation for frontline heroes

NGA applauds legislation for frontline heroes

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Grocers Association (NGA) on Tuesday applauded the introduction of legislation that would  provide a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for all essential employees in the food and agriculture industry, which were defined as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security. Officially known as the Assistance and