NGA Seeks to Strengthen Membership

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Grocers Association here laid out a series of recommendations Monday to help strengthen its value to existing members and enhance its value to prospective members.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Grocers Association here laid out a series of recommendations Monday to help strengthen its value to existing members and enhance its value to prospective members.

Among the study's recommendations: Create a new advisory group involving grocers, wholesalers and manufacturers to address new opportunities to create sales and profits; harness new social media to improve communications; expand legislative activity and make it more robust; enhance networking and educational opportunities at the annual convention; audit existing programs and services to eliminate obsolete ones; and consider formation of a cross-function advisory group to determine the best path forward for share groups.

"Our members have spoken," Peter Larkin [3], NGA president and chief executive officer said, "and we listened. Now it's time for action."