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January 15, 2019



Government Relations:

SNAP: Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the agency would take advantage of temporary funding to cover the cost of SNAP benefits for the month of February.  Since this announcement was made, NGA has been working to gather information of each state’s distribution plan. Click here for a spreadsheet of the information tracked down thus far.



IGA Global Rally: Planning to attend the IGA Global Rally? The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina room block is filling up fast, so be sure to register and book your room today! 



National Digital Ad: Visit our National Ad page for the offers and promotional resources for the next ad, beginning January 27th. Download the Scanner Apps file here.

IGA Coca-Cola Institute:  Access the IGA Coca-Cola Institute’s online training classes on Go.Learn, a new app that gives you access to all the Institute courses from your mobile phone!

  1. Download the Go.Learn app available in the Apple and Google Play store
  2. Type in the following URL:
  3. Launch Go.Learn and log in using your online training credentials. 

IGA Social: Sign up for social media management for just $3 a day. 

IGA Corporate Website: Gain member access to the new for member-only content. 

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Snap and The Shutdown


Take a look at the most popular story from last week’s edition of The IGA Minute.

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.

*note: this article has been updated since it's original publication. 

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