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December 13, 2018



John Ross

IGA CEO John Ross

What Shoppers Want

Inquire. Listen. Plan. Act. IGA CEO John Ross shares tactics for winning back shoppers who choose other retailers.

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Bakery Manager Jason Gossett with 150 cans of vegetables

Holidays Bring Time for Giving Back to the Community

by Melissa Hart, contributing writer

'Tis the season for giving, and no one does it better than IGA Hometown Proud retailers. From food drives to Toys for Tots donations, see what’s happening in IGA communities around the world and get a jump on next year with simple tips for giving back during the holidays.

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Beat the Heat with No-Stove Meals

This month’s content theme on is all about embracing the final days of summer. Share original blogs on your social media pages with a click of a button. 


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Suppliers Day Best Practice

Suppliers Day Brings in New Shoppers of All Ages

by Jad Pereira

By bringing suppliers and customers together for an annual Suppliers Day, Take 'n Pay Foodtown Hyper in South Africa boosted sales turnover by 35 percent and increased foot traffic by 40 percent. 

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Dissmore’s IGA Retailer Dave Picchioni

Getting to Know Picchioni’s IGA Retailer Dave Picchioni

Tune in each week for a just-for-fun glimpse into the life of an IGA family member. You could be next!

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Terrie Baker

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8 Things Grocery Store Employees Wish All Shoppers Would Do

Cooking Light recently talked with several grocery store owners and employees—including Baker’s IGA’s Terrie Baker—to get tips for a more pleasant holiday shopping experience. Guess who was the standout star of the article?

About the IGA Minute

Welcome to The IGA Minute, the weekly newsletter that gives you the IGA news you need the way you want it. Only have a minute? Scan the lead page for a quick overview of important news. Have  more time? Click "a minute more" to get the full scoop. 

Have an idea for content or questions about the editorial calendar? Email Ashley Page, editor of The IGA Minute. For advertising queries, contact IGA’s Barbara Wiest.

Editor’s Note
The IGA Minute will not be published during the holidays. Normal publication will resume on Thursday, January 3rd. In the meantime, be sure to check your inbox for the IGA Global Rally special holiday offer coming your way beginning tomorrow.