Home > Communications > Independent View

Thanks to You All...

Author: Mark Batenic

The Independent View

Mark Batenic

Thanks to You All...  

 November 21, 2012 

 

What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday? I'm thankful for an industry that recognizes independents not only have a place in modern food retailing, but are actually essential when it comes to giving shoppers a choice they can be proud of. I'm thankful for IGA's loyal shoppers, who know that when they shop IGA, they're shopping a store that cares about them and their community. But most of all, I'm thankful for the people who work day in and day out to make this brand great.

IGA continues to thrive here in the U.S. and around the world because there are so many dedicated Alliance members standing behind it. Retailers, store associates, licensed distributors, manufacturers, service providers and IGA corporate employees—you all work in your own way to make IGA's hometown proud philosophy shine through so that our customers can feel good about shopping their local, community-focused IGA stores. It's that dedication that moves the brand forward, and prompts country after country to first covet and then embrace the IGA brand for its own.

With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your commitment to IGA. You've made the brand what it is today, and your continued dedication will make it even better tomorrow.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Mark Batenic