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  • Get the Word Out to Shoppers with Facts Up Front Resources! by Megan TracyLast month IGA Vice President of Exclusive Brands Wayne Altschul shared with you that IGA was one of more than 25 leading food manufacturers and retailers that worked together with Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to create the Facts Up Front nutrition labeling system.
  • Celebrating our Fourth Year with WWP with Exciting New Opportunities by Dave BennettIGA is proud to say that we have been associated with Wounded Warrior Project going on four years and we are looking forward to an impactful summer of fundraising for this worthy cause.
  • Read all about our Rally in the Shelby Report by Dr. Tom HaggaiOver the years I've seen some extremely successful IGA Executive Conferences, IGA Global Summits, and now IGA Global Rallies. And though my math has always been suspect, I do believe the event in Las Vegas this past February was our 40th anniversary of these types of events, whatever they may be called.
  • Restaurants and Retail: The Rise of Non-Traditional Foodservice by Wade HansonAs our lives become busier, it isn't surprising that we are relying more frequently on prepared meals as a quick solution to our hunger pains. Fast casual restaurant concepts are answering the call by putting increasing emphasis on food quality and product innovation, sourcing sustainable proteins, experimenting with ethnic flavor profiles, and incorporating menu personalization.
  • Who's the Best? by Michael SansoloConsumer Reports recently released its annual survey of the nation's best supermarket companies and, as usual, some top regional chains such as Wegmans, Publix, Raley's and Stater Brothers were on the list.
  • Investing in the Future of Food Retailing With ELDP by Peter LarkinAs independent grocers like IGA retailers focus on being at the forefront of the latest trends and technology, their businesses continue to grow and the industry's future shines bright. We saw this evidenced by the largest attendance level and a sold out expo floor for the 2014 NGA Show, which further emphasizes the growing strength of the independent sector.
  • Get Ready for IGA and Purina's Annual Pet Photo Contest! by Chuck StitelerFor the past two years Purina has been celebrating May as National Pet Month with our IGA-Purina Picture PAWfect ComPETition. This year is no exception, and in fact, we've made some exciting enhancements to the contest that we think will go a long way toward building engagement and excitement among your IGA shoppers.
  • Making a Difference with IGA Hometown Label Savers by Irene MarksWhen we first heard about IGA Hometown Label Savers (HLS), we were really excited at the opportunity to expand our support of local non-profit organizations. Here at Lake Region IGA, we already work with a number of local organizations through our Community Dock Foundation, which was designed to support local non-profits and families in need.
  • Facts Up Front with IGA Exclusive Brands by Wayne AltschulHelping shoppers make more informed grocery decisions: That's why more than 25 leading food manufacturers and retailers—including IGA—worked together with Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to create the Facts Up Front nutrition labeling system.
  • Aging Boomers are Set to Provide a Digital Boom to Grocery Shopping by Kathy TyburowskiGrowing old is a fact of life, and most of us have at least a few concerns about how we'll manage in our golden years. For Baby Boomers, the biggest fears pertain to not having the self-reliance it takes to care of basic needs (58%), losing physical agility (57%) and declining mental competence (51%).
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