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IGA Milestones

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1926

IGA is founded and the first store opens in Poughkeepsie, NY. By the end of the year more than 150 IGA stores are in operation.

1927

The first IGA Brand product, IGA flour, goes on sale.

1929 

IGA expands across the country with more than 1,500 stores in 36 of the 50 states.

1938

IGA offers 360 IGA Brand products.

1951

The first IGA store opens in Canada.

1976

A new IGA logo—today’s familiar Red Oval—is unveiled at IGA’s 50th Anniversary convention in Chicago.

1986

The Red Oval Family Partnership is formed with 30 of the United States’ favorite national brand companies, creating a special relationship that benefits IGA Retailers and the customers they serve.  

1988

IGA launches its “Hometown Proud” national marketing theme, a slogan that is still embraced in IGA communities today.

1995

IGA expands to China, Singapore, Malaysia and the Caribbean.

2001 

There are 4,000 IGA stores in more than 30 countries.

2008

IGA expands into Russia.

2009

“The IGA Promise,” IGA store associates’ pledge to provide neighborly, knowledgeable service to their communities, is posted in stores across the United States. 

2010

IGA’s trusted brand products get an updated new look.

2011

IGA goes digital! Every IGA store has a personalized website and mobile web app featuring some of the industry’s most progressive shopper marketing tools! Click here to find your IGAand log in to make your in-store shopping experience even better.  

2011

IGA becomes a strategic partner with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), working with IGA retailers across the country to get the word out about the important mission of WWP: to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.

2012

The first-ever month-long celebration of IGA Exclusive Brand products is hosted in IGA stores during the month of October, providing shoppers great discounts on the IGA products they know and trust.

2013

IGA launches a monthly selling event in participating stores that gives shoppers IGA-only savings on national brand favorites.

2014

IGA launches IGA Hometown Label Savers. IGA retailers and shoppers work together to give back to local communities through IGA Hometown Label Savers, a cause marketing program that allows IGA shoppers to raise money for local non-profits in their community. For every 500 IGA Exclusive Brand labels collected, IGA donates $50 to a designated local non-profit.

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