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  • 4th of July Sales Better than Fireworks! by Dave BennettThis past July IGA Performance Insights gave us yet another great opportunity to promote IGA Exclusive Brands, this time in conjunction with Red Oval partner Kraft Foods.
  • The Best is Yet to Come at the 2015 IGA Global Rally by Doug Fritsch Why do people come to the IGA Global Rally, and what do they look to take back home with them when they leave? These are questions we ask ourselves each year when we begin planning a Rally.
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Accepted by Mark BatenicThis August, Beverly, Mass. resident Pete Frates, along with his family and friends, helped launch the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to find a cure for the deadly disease. Pete, a 29-year-old former Division 1 college athlete with Boston College Baseball, has lived with ALS since 2012, and he has worked tirelessly with The ALS Association to spread awareness of the disease.
  • 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.
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