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Progressive Grocer Independent Honors IGA Retailers

Author: Doug Fritsch

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Progressive Grocer Independent Honors IGA Retailers  

 January 28, 2013 


It's no secret that IGA has some of the most successful independents in the industry. For more than 80 years now, IGA has been the brand of choice for shoppers who want a store that has the entire package: personalized customer service from people they know and trust, departments and offerings that cater to their specific needs, and true commitment to the community. It's that promise to shoppers that makes IGA stand out among other independents and chains alike, and that has made families loyal IGA shoppers for generations.

In the words of Progressive Grocer Independent Editor-In-Chief Joe Tarnowski, "Successful independents don't merely look to solely best the competition. They look to create consumer experiences that truly define them as standouts."

Today it my great pleasure to share with you that Progressive Grocer Independent—the go-to resource for learning about the independent sector—is honoring a number of IGA retailers as winners in its annual Outstanding Independents edition, which will be released in early February.

Four of the seven categories for awards had IGA winners, including:

Greatness in Green


Tom Honer

Kurt Rodhe

Harvest Market IGAs

Rodhe's IGA Marketplace

Ft. Bragg and Mendocino, Calif.

Millersburg, Ohio



Overall Winner

Bob Buonomano

Tyler Myers

Windham IGA

The Myers Group of IGA stores

Willimantic, Conn.

Pacific Northwest


As in year's past, Progressive Grocer Independent will honor the winning retailers during an award presentation and evening reception Monday, Feb. 11 at the National Grocers Association show in Las Vegas. If you have plans to attend to attend The N.G.A. Show, we hope you'll take the time to join us in celebrating your fellow IGA family members.

Congratulations to all the Outstanding Independent winners!


Doug Fritsch