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January 10, 2019

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FROM THE DESK OF...

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Chris Jones, Vice President, Government Relations & Counsel, NGA

SNAP & the Shutdown

The partial government shutdown has had serious effects on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the independent grocery industry. Get the latest news on how the shutdown could impact benefits for February and beyond.

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FEATURED STORY

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Grocerants Part 2: Rethinking Prepared Foods

by Melissa Hart, contributing writer

From Zanotto’s Markets' grab-and-go meal options to Quincy Market's popular Mexican lunch specials, part 2 of this 3-part series on grocerants shares IGA retailer tips for using grocerant-style offerings to get a bigger share of shoppers’ meals at home.

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IGA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

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Schild's IGA is a True Hometown Community Store

by Jessica Vician

IGA Hometown Proud Retailers Rose and Kevin Schild have made it their unofficial personal and professional mission to provide quality food, great service, and kindness to their shoppers. Spend a minute getting to know these 2019 IGA Hometown Proud Retailers in the running for IGA USA International Retailer of the Year.

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RETAIL TALES

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Getting to Know Granite Falls IGA Retailer Tyler Trask

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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NEWS YOU NEED

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Beat the Heat with No-Stove Meals

This month’s content theme on IGA.com 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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IN THE NEWS

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Grocers Must Determine Millennial Employees’ Motivations  (Progressive Grocer)

Larkin: Why Independents Continue to Stand Out (The Shelby Report)

Mintel’s Top Food Trends for 2019: From Healthy Aging to Convenient Food Hacks (Foodnavigator-USA.com)

U.S. Food Producers Brace for Hit as Pacific Trade Deal Goes Into Effect (Food Dive)

The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores  (The New York Times)

 

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. 

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