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.
The first IGA Brand product, IGA flour, goes on sale.
IGA expands across the country with more than 1,500 stores in 36 of the 50 states.
IGA offers 360 IGA Brand products.
The first IGA store opens in Canada.
A new IGA logo—today’s familiar Red Oval—is unveiled at IGA’s 50th Anniversary convention in Chicago.
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.
IGA launches its “Hometown Proud” national marketing theme, a slogan that is still embraced in IGA communities today.
IGA expands to China, Singapore, Malaysia and the Caribbean.
There are 4,000 IGA stores in more than 30 countries.
IGA expands into Russia.
“The IGA Promise,” IGA store associates’ pledge to provide neighborly, knowledgeable service to their communities, is posted in stores across the United States.
IGA’s trusted brand products get an updated new look.
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.
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.
IGA launches a monthly selling event in participating stores that gives shoppers IGA-only savings on national brand favorites.
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.