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Posted by Jeff Wells on Oct 18, 2018

Originally posted by Grocery Dive on October 17, 2018.


In a changing grocery business that rewards investment and innovation, many independent grocers are in danger of being left behind.

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Posted by IGA News on Sep 20, 2018

IGA today announced the IGA Coca-Cola Institute won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze Award for Excellence in the “Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program” category for a workplace-learning program that produces positive organizational outcomes in an innovative way.

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Posted by IGA News on Apr 26, 2018

CHICAGO (April 26, 2018) IGA today announced Heidi Huff, Director of Marketing for IGA USA, has been promoted to Senior Director, Red Oval Partnerships, effective immediately. Huff will report directly to IGA CEO John Ross.

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Posted by John Ross on Feb 21, 2018

(February 21, 2018) Earlier this week I read with great surprise—as I'm sure did many of you—the proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It appears in an effort to reduce costs and eliminate waste, the administration wants to deliver food directly to the tens of millions of Americans who currently use federal food subsidies at their local grocery retailer.

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Posted by IGA News on Feb 15, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 15, 2018) IGA today announced The Coca-Cola Company was named IGA 2018 Global Red Oval Partner of the Year at the IGA Awards of Excellence Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 11 at the IGA Global Rally, held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Feb. 9 through 11. Red Oval Partner The Coca-Cola Company received the award for their outstanding commitment in 2017 to the advancement of the IGA Brand and the independent retailers IGA serves.

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Posted by IGA News on Feb 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 12, 2018) – IGA honored a host of retailers at the IGA Global Rally, February 10 and 11 in Las Vegas at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. 

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Posted by John Ross on Dec 13, 2017

(December 13, 2017) On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to dismantle current net neutrality rules that require Internet service providers to treat all data on the Internet the same. And while freedom of speech and protecting the public’s Internet rights to stream movies and download music for free may be what people are talking about most, in reality, that’s not even the real story here.

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Posted by IGA News on Oct 18, 2017

(October 18, 2017) On John Ross’ first day as president and CEO of IGA USA in Chicago on Oct. 17, he and his predecessor Mark Batenic took time to field some questions from Shelby Report Editor-in-Chief Lorrie Griffith. Ross already had met with members of the 38-person team at IGA headquarters before the 9 a.m. Central interview.

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Posted by IGA News on Sep 29, 2017

(September 29, 2017) John Ross said he intends to “check his ego at the door and listen” when he reports to work at IGA for the first time next month, but the incoming president and CEO isn’t hiding big ambitions for the independent grocer network.

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Posted by IGA News on Sep 18, 2017

CHICAGO (September 18, 2017) Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) announced today that John Ross, current President of Inmar Promotion Network, has been named President and CEO of IGA Inc., succeeding current IGA Chairman, President and CEO Mark Batenic. Ross will begin his tenure as CEO mid-October of 2017, working closely with Batenic during the transition.  Batenic will remain Chairman of the Board until his retirement on December 31, 2018, transitioning in January of 2019 to Non-Executive Chairman.   

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