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January 24, 2019

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FROM THE DESK OF...

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Michael Sansolo
Retail Food Industry Consultant
IGA Global Rally MC

Staying Current

What does the 2019 Super Bowl have to do with joining us at the IGA Global Rally to learn how to navigate the changing retail marketplace? Michael Sansolo shares his insights. 

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FEATURED STORY

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Three BIG Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the Rally

From knowing your shoppers better to embracing the new tools and tactics that will help you meet their evolving needs, the 2019 IGA Global Rally has it all. Check out the top 3 reasons you need to be at the Rally in San Diego this February, and save on Rally registration with a limited time offer.

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IGA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

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A Hometown Grocer Who Supports Shoppers and Employees

by Jessica Vician

Laura Malisani, co-owner of Gary and Leo’s Fresh Foods IGA, believes the key to successful retailing comes down to one clear task: relationship building. Spend a minute getting to know this 2019 IGA Hometown Proud Retailer in the running for IGA USA International Retailer of the Year.

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RETAIL TALES

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Getting to Know Archie’s IGA Retailer Brian McGregor

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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NGA ACTION ALERT

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SNAP & the Shutdown

Worried about the government shutdown’s impact on SNAP? Urge your Senators and Representatives to end the shutdown by adding your name to this NGA Action Alert letter.

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IN THE NEWS

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Holy guacamole! Mexican fuel shortage threatens Super Bowl snack (Reuters)

What’s the buzz about global warming affecting world coffee supply? (Food Dive)

How supermarkets are becoming foodie destinations (Winsight Grocery Business)

What are FDA’s next regulatory steps on CBD and hemp? (Food Dive)

 

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