INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS: CHANGING NAMES, CHANGING TIMES

The alphabet soup of food industry trade associations has rescrambled itself several times over the past half century.In 1969, the National-American Wholesale Grocers' Association merged with with the U.S. Wholesale Grocers Association, and that organization's International Foodservice Association became NAWGA's food-service division. In 1996, NAWGA changed its name to Food Distributors International,

The alphabet soup of food industry trade associations has rescrambled itself several times over the past half century.

In 1969, the National-American Wholesale Grocers' Association merged with with the U.S. Wholesale Grocers Association, and that organization's International Foodservice Association became NAWGA's food-service division. In 1996, NAWGA changed its name to Food Distributors International, now based in Falls Church, Va.

The Supermarket Institute, Chicago, and the

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