Inflation Resources

IGA-curated resources for the independent grocer

    Resources To Help You Plan For The Future

    When the world behaves unpredictably, operating an independent grocery store becomes increasingly difficult. Independent retailers must make decisions—from hiring to capital spending—based on economic predictions.

    We've gathered resources from a number of trusted, expert sources to help you plan for the future amongst this current period of economic uncertainty. From helping budget-minded shoppers to choosing programs that will drive sales, we have you covered. 



    Exploring the Economic Outlook for the Grocery Industry in 2023 & Beyond
    Presented by John Ross at The NGA Show 2023


    Inflation, labor, supply chain, increased legislation, block chain, digital currency, ransomware. The threats to independent retailers are relentless. How will these obstacles impact the grocery industry as a whole? How will they impact the independent sector? IGA CEO John Ross answers those questions and shares how independents can fight and come out ahead in this session presented at The NGA Show 2023.

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    Inflation, Recession, Obsession: How Retailers Can Navigate An Unpredictable Market

    The news about inflation is confusing: if things are improving, why does it feel like they're not? IGA CEO John Ross breaks down what's happening.

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    IGA Recipes Help Inflation-Weary Shoppers

    While shoppers are still feeling the effects of inflation, cooking at home is more affordable than dining out. See what makes this a huge opportunity for independents to deliver value and build loyalty through IGA's affordable recipes.

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    IGA Unrolls Inflation-Fighting Strategy For 2023

    Shoppers are feeling the burn of inflation. Despite some grocery prices decreasing, shoppers are still pinching their pennies and will continue to do so well into 2023. Here's how IGA is helping grocers demonstrate their value to shoppers.

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    Food Industry Challenges & How To Fight Them: Part I & Part II

    Highlights of the top challenges the industry is facing, according to FMI's The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2022, and where Independent Grocers Alliance members can find help.


    Why Are Food Prices Still Rising? Look No Further Than Fertilizer

    IGA CEO John Ross explains how fertilizer costs play a major role in rising food prices. 

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    FMI's Shopper Trends Reveal Inflation Is Changing Shopper Behavior

    We break down FMI's latest U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2022, see how they will impact the independent sector, and what shoppers need from their grocer during these times.

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    How Can Inflation Impact Independent Grocers?

    With Nielsen forecasting inflation to rise 6.9 percent in 2022, how are retailers dealing with the rising cost of goods and what are they doing to help shoppers do the same? 

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    Inflation: Learning From The Past

    When prices rise slowly, shoppers and the economy can adjust. But when inflation accelerates, independents must use new strategies to compete against bigger chains, says IGA CEO John Ross.



    Order Inflation Signage

    Show shoppers that you're their partner in value as costs rise. The kit helps shoppers stretch their dollar further with signs that link to cost-saving recipes for family meal planning, plus reminders that local is best and cost-effective.

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    Subscribe to Quarterly Marketing Kit

    Inflation signs are included in the Q2 kit scheduled to arrive April 1. Subscribe once and a fresh shipment of signs will arrive on your doorstep every quarter, designed to attract shoppers and drive sales.

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    Download Free Inflation Digital Graphics



    Request Inflation Content

    Looking to post IGA blogs, recipes, and content on your website and social media channels? Complete this form and a member of the IGA team will contact you to discuss your content needs.