National Cooperative Grocers Association

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National Cooperative Grocers Association
Type Business services cooperative
Founded 1999 (1999)
Headquarters Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Website ncga.coop

The National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is a business services cooperative for retail cooperative grocery stores located throughout the United States.[1] NCGA helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere. NCGA's headquarters are located in Iowa City, Iowa which is also home to New Pioneer Food Co-op, a consumer-owned retail food cooperative.[2]

As of 2014 NCGA represents includes 142 independent food cooperatives operating more than 190 stores in 38 states with combined annual sales of over $1.6 billion.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duram, edited by Leslie A. (2010). Encyclopedia of organic, sustainable, and local food. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-313-35963-7. 
  2. ^ "Contact NCGA". National Cooperative Grocers' Association. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  3. ^ "About Us". National Cooperative Grocers' Association. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 

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