NGA ANNUAL CONVENTION SHOW

RESTON, Va. -- As few as 15 years ago, the independent grocer dominated overall sales of grocery and nonfood products. With the onset of supercenters, category killers and warehouse clubs, this domination disappeared, to the point that over 20% of these sales left the grocery channel for others in the last nine years, according to the National Grocers Association here.To combat this trend, the NGA's

RESTON, Va. -- As few as 15 years ago, the independent grocer dominated overall sales of grocery and nonfood products. With the onset of supercenters, category killers and warehouse clubs, this domination disappeared, to the point that over 20% of these sales left the grocery channel for others in the last nine years, according to the National Grocers Association here.

To combat this trend, the NGA's Industry and Trade Relations Executive Council has focused on the causes of and solut

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