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IGA CEO John Ross

Now the Fun Begins

From envisioning to implementation—an update on how IGA is using our size, scale and partnerships to deliver on core initiatives that will build your business and your brand.

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Innovation within Reach
by Megan Drazer

Looking for fresh ideas to help you grow your business? Get inspired with weekly best practices from your fellow IGA retailers, a 6,000-store strong think tank providing independent innovations you won’t find anywhere else.

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Small Space Meal Solution
by Nakul & Nisha Patel, owners Mt. Plymouth IGA

Small spaces don’t have to mean small profit. Find out how Mt. Plymouth IGA increased their overall deli revenue by 14% and their hot deli hot meals revenue by 32% with a meal solution that required no additional space or overhead.

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SNEAK PEEK: IGA’s NEW Digital Marketing Platform
by Megan Drazer

Utilizing its size, scale and national partnerships, IGA has created a one-stop-shop Digital Marketing Platform that delivers low-cost solutions for everything from social media and bounce-back rewards, to the IGA national ad and digital coupons. Get a sneak peek and be sure to sign up for TODAY'S Town Hall for a special introductory offer.

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Cards for a Cause 
by Tim Cross, Vice President-Accounts & General Counsel

Legacy Publishing, your Red Oval partner for greeting cards sales, is carrying on its tradition of giving back by joining forces with IGA and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

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A Century of Success
by Cathy Foster

Celebrating 100 years in business with IGA USA International Retailers of the Year Gary and Terrie Baker.

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Getting to know IGA Family Kevin Young

Tune in each week for a just-for-fun glimpse into the life of an IGA family member, beginning with IGA Retailer Advisory Board Chairman Kevin Young.
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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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Content Calendar

View the year-long planning calendar to see what’s next. 

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News You Need for the Week

Get full value from your IGA membership. Find out everything you need to know to participate in this week’s programs and events.
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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 a 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