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Posted by IGA News on Mar 25, 2019

Robin VanDenabeele Joins IGA As Director of IGA Exclusive Brands

CHICAGO (March 25, 2019) IGA is pleased to announce Robin VanDenabeele has joined the IGA team as director of IGA Exclusive Brands, overseeing IGA’s private label redesign, product development, and marketing.

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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 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 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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Posted by IGA News on Aug 8, 2017

CHICAGO (August 8, 2017) IGA USA today announced that it is collaborating with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to launch the first-ever IGA Cares initiative. Through in-store fundraising activities and the sales of specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products, the IGA Cares initiative will support the mission of the Partnership, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. During this national campaign – which began running in participating IGA stores on August 1st – IGA will raise both critical funds and awareness to help parents and families and help end the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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