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Industry Partners

A Closer Look at the NGA, ROFDA Merger Collapse

Both organizations will continue to work together on programs and initiatives beneficial to the independent grocery industry.

Industry Partners

Industry Reaction to USMCA Passage

Trade associations across the board welcome the approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

The beverage giant now owns 100% of the value-added dairy company, which is looking to benefit from Coke's distribution and supply chain muscle.

In a move that was 18 months in the making, the trade association's official rebranding becomes official Jan. 14.

Portage Meat & Market, which replaced the longest-standing Martin’s Super Market in 2017, was the retailer’s foray into a smaller concept.

On the cusp of retirement, owners Patricia and John Quinn opt to sell the franchised stores to employees. Partner Glenn Evans will remain with the team as chairman of the board.

The 11,500-square-foot store, opening in a former Walmart Express in Charleston, Ark., will sell fuel.

The Philadelphia area independent grocer will close its remaining stores after a third location closed in 2017.

The executive says retailers should "lean in" on opportunities in general merchandise, including innovations in self-care.

Offering personalization will be key as demographic, cultural and behavioral shifts loom large.

How forward-thinking retailers are playing up profit potential by touting home goods, seasonal finds, beauty products, clothing, decor and pet supplies.

Best Buy Market, with three locations in California, has been sold to SaveCo, which operates 16 State Foods Supermarkets in the Central Valley of California.

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