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Member Recognition 

IGA’s prestigious Awards of Excellence Program honors the exemplary brand-building accomplishments of our members. The program’s rigorous and challenging standards create a fair and equitable process for member recognition. 

2016 RETAILER AWARDS

In 2016—IGA’s 90th Anniversary!—IGA has an all-new process in play for celebrating the accomplishments of the world’s most progressive and creative independent retailers.

We asked IGA Licensed Distribution Company (LDCs) to submit one Five Star retailer as their candidate for International Retailer of the Year for the U.S. We’ll recognize those best-in-class Hometown Proud Retailers at the 90th Anniversary Celebration—and one of them will be named that night as IGA USA International Retailer of the Year, and honored alongside International Retailers of the Year from IGA’s global countries.  

Announcing the 2016 IGA Hometown Proud Retailers

International Retailer of the Year Awards

The International Retailer of the Year award is presented to IGA Retailers who demonstrate exceptional retailing practices. Criteria categories include:

  • Image & Identity 
  • IGA Exclusive Brands 
  • Marketing
  • Community Involvement
  • Merchandising
  • Leadership & Development

ADDITIONAL MEMBER AWARDS

In any given year, IGA honors its members with a number of awards based their brand-building accomplishments. Please note, in 2016 IGA is limiting awards to the retailer honors referenced above and J. Frank Grimes awards. 

IGA USA LDC of the Year President’s Cup Award

This President’s Cup is awarded to the IGA Licensed Distribution Center in the U.S. that has demonstrated true leadership and innovation in each of the following areas:

  • Membership Growth and Development
  • Operational Excellence and Assessment Rating
  • IGA Brand Product Support
  • IGA Brand Image Support
  • IGA Alliance Support

IGA Global LDC/Master Franchisee of the Year President’s Cup Award

This President’s Cup is awarded to the IGA Global Licensed Distribution Center and/or master franchisee that has shown true leadership and innovation in each of the following areas:

  • Membership Growth and Development
  • Operational Excellence and Assessment Rating
  • IGA Brand Product Support
  • IGA Brand Image Support
  • IGA Alliance Support

IGA Outstanding Brand Development Award

This award is given at the discretion of IGA to the IGA Licensed Distribution Center in the U.S. or globally which has demonstrated outstanding brand development in regard to IGA.

Red Oval Partner of the Year

This award is presented to the Red Oval Family Partner who has exhibited outstanding commitment and support of IGA and its retailers throughout the course of the year.

J. Frank Grimes Award

The J. Frank Grimes Award, created in honor of IGA’s founder, is presented at the discretion of the IGA chairmen to individuals supportive of IGA who are continually driven to achieve goals beyond their own needs and desires.