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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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Announcing Your IGA USA Hometown Proud Retailers!

Meet the four IGA USA Hometown Proud Retailers in the running for IGA USA International Retailer of the Year! 

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Your IGA Global Rally Agenda is Here!

From knowing your shoppers better to adopting new tools to help you better meet their needs, this a Rally you can’t afford to miss!

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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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Best Practice Awards

Have a Best Practice of Your Own?

Tell us about it for a chance to win one of three $1,000 cash prizes at the IGA Global Rally and earn FREE Rally registration! But you better hurry: Deadline for submission is this weekend! 

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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?

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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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Two Industry Veterans Retire & Another Comes on Board!

IGA celebrates the retirement of two industry veterans who have devoted more than a decade of their professional careers to the IGA family, and officially welcomes a new team member with his own history of dedication to the brand. 

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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.