Become IGA

    Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

    Changing shopper behavior. New competitors. Emerging technologies.



    $ 0 Billion
    Global Sales

    What is IGA?

    How do you as an independent operator overcome the obstacles you face in today’s rapidly changing marketplace? The Independent Grocers Alliance is here to help.

    From insightful thought leadership that provides simple solutions and keeps you informed, to innovative tools, resources, and partnerships that helps you perform better than you could do on your own, IGA leverages our collective size and scale to create a point of difference and competitive advantage for grocery entrepreneurs all around the world.

    We Believe


    Family business and local ownership are an essential part of strong communities


    An Alliance of people working together makes us all stronger


    What makes you different is what makes you the authentically local store shoppers love

    Where Entrepreneurial Spirit, Innovation and Experimentation Come to Life

    From southern Georgia to downtown Seattle, from New South Wales, Australia, to Hunan, China, each IGA store is unique, serving communities of every size, and customers from every economic background. Entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and experimentation are flourishing at IGA with some of the industry’s best-in-class examples of grocery retailing.

    Exclusive Brand

    In a time when private brands are growing twice as fast as national brands, IGA is proud to provide its Alliance with a world-recognized, better-than-national-brand line of products.


    From training for your team and proven member best practices you can easily replicate in your own store, to connections with fellow members and partners—IGA has some of the industry’s best-in-class examples of grocery retailing.


    Connect with shoppers and drive traffic to your store with IGA marketing programs, including: IGA’s national digital ad, social media management, health and wellbeing content, eCommerce solutions, cause marketing initiatives and thematic shopper promotions.


    Visual Merchandising

    Leverage the value of IGA’s creative team to add visual impact to your store. Drive home the importance of shopping local with IGA’s Local Equals Fresh visual merchandising campaign.

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    Partnerships that Work

    IGA retailers have the support of the IGA Alliance, a unique partnership that includes leading wholesalers known as IGA Licensed Distribution Centers, and premier national brand manufacturers and service providers referred to as IGA Red Oval Family Partners. Guided with professional leadership from the IGA USA team, Alliance partners work together to create more sales and profit potential for the Alliance as a whole, and especially for IGA retailers.

    Red Oval Family Partners

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    IGA USA Licensed Distribution Centers



    IGA Global Licensed Distribution Centers

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    You Don't Have to Do it Alone

    With 6,000 stores working toward a common goal and a growing network of partners ready to help turn obstacles into opportunity, IGA retailers have limitless potential! 

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