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  • Get Ready for IGA's Next Big Transformation by Dr. Tom HaggaiI read in The Independent View from IGA CEO Mark Batenic last week that our 2015 IGA Global Rally theme is "Transformation," and I couldn't have been more pleased. First, because transformation is a bit of a pet word for me, which I'm sure isn't all that surprising for those of you who know me and my background well.
  • USA Retailer of the Year Nominations Have Begun! by Mark BatenicEarlier this week registration opened for our 2015 IGA Global Rally in Orlando, and we couldn't be more excited about the program. With great inspirational speakers, sharing of creative concepts, and a deep dive into the transformative ideas that will make our businesses and our brand more relevant to shoppers, this Global Rally is an event you can't afford to miss.
  • Working Together to Make Our Customers Happy by Kimberly BrackettOur store is in a Main Street community in beautiful Bath, Maine, which is everything you'd picture when you think of an old fashioned New England community. Since we are located across from the public boat dock, our customers can pull up to the store by boat or by car, and there is a lot of walking traffic too.
  • Rally Registration is Open! by Mark BatenicHow do we top our extremely popular 2014 Las Vegas IGA Rally on Innovation? With an even more impactful 2015 IGA Global Rally in Orlando, Florida, on Transformation! Why Transformation? Because technology and changing shopper behaviors are transforming our industry every single day, and it's up to this Alliance to make sure that we—and the brand we represent—are transforming right along with it.
  • Back to the Basics with IGALink by Shawn TuckettThere's a lot of industry buzz right now about retailers who are using newer digital technologies like social media tools and online shopping to attract customers to their businesses. While these features can definitely provide value, it's worth reviewing some digital marketing basics that can help you grow your brand. Take Milam's Markets IGA, a great example of how IGALink can help you connect with shoppers.
  • Making our Brand and Our Business Stronger through Technology by Bill PriceWhile my store is the only grocery store in town, we're surrounded by every kind of fierce competition you can imagine within a five minute drive. That means we have to offer up things shoppers can't find at larger chain stores and dollar stores.
  • Preparing for a Better Online Experience in 2015! by Ana VelazquezWe are pleased to announce that in 2015 the IGA Coca-Cola Institute will roll out a new Learning Management System (LMS) for our online training. Starting next year students and administrators will have all the features they have learned to love and new more user-friendly interface with upgraded tools.
  • Suggestive Selling Proves Profitable for Isom IGA by Megan TracyIsom IGA in Isom, Ky., won the June Performance Insights selling contest with 32 redemptions. To what does owner Gwen Christon attribute her team's success? Good old suggestive selling!
  • When we say we're committed for a lifetime, we mean it. by Max Van ArsdaleWounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need.
  • Growing Our Alliance and Brand Value Together by Tim HendersonOver the past 57 years Henderson's IGA has moved three times, undergone major expansion twice and been upgraded repeatedly. And through it all, the IGA Red Oval has always been proudly displayed next to the Henderson's name.
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