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  • Look at all the Good You've Done with WWP! by Dave BennettEarlier this week IGA CEO Mark Batenic used this Perspective column to share with you the findings from Wounded Warrior Project's® (WWP) annual alumni survey of 21,000 wounded servicemen and women. While the long-lasting impact of the injuries sustained was certainly hard to take, Mark congratulated all of you for your part in raising more than $970,000 for the WWP cause over the last four years.
  • Securing a Healthier Future with IGA by Mark BatenicThink that health and wellness can be a back-burner issue for our stores and our brand? Consider this: Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, and half the world is expected to be obese by 2050.
  • Feedback Leads to Consistency...And a Better Shopping Experience by Heidi HuffWe might work in the retailing industry, but every one of us is a consumer, too. And as a consumer, you know there's nothing more irritating than walking into your favorite store anticipating the great shopping experience you normally have, only to leave disappointed because the service came up short.
  • Rally Results: Transformation Delivered by Mark BatenicIf you read The Independent View each weekday, you know that I made a lot of big promises about the 2015 IGA Global Rally. Yes, it's true that I used this very Perspective column—on quite a few different occasions, actually—to tell you that the Rally would be an experience you couldn't afford to miss, providing you with transformative ideas to make your business more relevant and innovative in every way!
  • Meeting Critical Needs with WWP by Mark BatenicThis Memorial Day IGA will kick off our fifth annual Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) event with proceeds raised from the sale of select WWP-branded IGA Exclusive Brand products in IGA stores benefitting our national wounded servicemen and women.
  • Getting to Know Your IGA International Retailers of the Year—Even Better! by Mark BatenicEarlier this year you had the opportunity to read the insightful commentary from our 2015 IGA International Retailers of the Year in The Independent View, but really there's just no substitute for hearing these retailers talk about their passion for IGA and their communities.
  • Post your Ad Online Today with Help from Webstop by Megan TracyLast month Webstop's Shawn Tuckett announced the launch of an exciting new program for IGA retailers: the IGALink Digital Ad and Email Trial. During the three-month trial, Webstop will work with you and your ad team to publish your weekly ad on your IGALink store website and send a weekly ad reminder email to your shoppers.
  • Why The Rally Matters by Michael SansoloSome of the opening words of each year's IGA Global Rally embody the most important business message of the meeting. It happened again this year when IGA Chairman Tom Haggai took the stage and captivated the room, setting up our Rally theme and the need for continual transformation.
  • Engaging Shoppers in a Big Way at Princeton IGA by Dave BennettIf you're up-to-date on The Independent View, you already know that the IGA Love the Savings Exclusive Brand event was a big success in IGA stores across the country. But today I get to share some more good news about the average sales results for the more than 475 retailers participating in IGA Performance Insights.
  • Are You Ready for a Paw-fect Month for Purina Promotions? by Megan TracyMay's National Pet Month will be here before you know it, and our good friends at Red Oval Partner Nestlé Purina are providing you with the tools and resources you need to increase sales and shopper loyalty around your pet care category.
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