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Independent grocer testifies on impact of infant formula shortage

Independent grocer testifies on impact of infant formula shortage

WASHINGTON – On behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA), an independent community grocer from rural Georgia shared his experience and the direct impact the national formula shortage is having on his community with a U.S. House committee hearing. Confusion and fear, alongside panic-buying and government red tape, are among the effects of the nation’s shortage

The NGA Show concludes successful event in Las Vegas

The NGA Show concludes successful event in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The National Grocers Association and Clarion Events announced the successful conclusion of The NGA Show, which delivered a nearly 20% increase in attendance from grocery retail industry professionals to the Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas for networking, product sourcing and education. The in-person show brought together independent retailers, wholesalers, food retail

NGA praises introduction of legislation to rein in pharmacy DIR fees

NGA praises introduction of legislation to rein in pharmacy DIR fees

WASHINGTON –  The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, applauded today’s introduction of the Pharmacy DIR Reform to Reduce Senior Drug Costs Act in both chambers of Congress. The legislation seeks to reduce patients’ cost-sharing, prevent plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from clawing back fees from pharmacies, enhance price transparency,

NACDS, AAM and NGA praise President Biden’s COVID-19 plan

NACDS, AAM and NGA praise President Biden’s COVID-19 plan

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Association for Accessible Medicines and the National Grocers Association all 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”

NGA supports regulating CBD as a dietary supplement

NGA supports regulating CBD as a dietary supplement

ARLINGTON, Va. —  The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, offered support for bipartisan legislation that would allow hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to be regulated as dietary supplements. Introduced Sept. 4, the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 (H.R. 8179) is sponsored by U.S. Reps.

Pharmacy united in call for President Trump to act on DIR fee reform

Pharmacy united in call for President Trump to act on DIR fee reform

WASHINGTON — Action by the Trump Administration, Congress or both is needed now to provide relief from pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees that inflate drug costs paid by patients and the government, and that force pharmacies to fill Medicare prescriptions often below cost. That was the message delivered Monday in a letter to