Industry Collaboration

NGA’s Industry Relations team provides support for independent supermarket operators on the latest trading partner issues while creating forums that lead to new opportunities with manufacturers, service suppliers and wholesalers that help independents grow their business.

Advocating for a Stronger, Committed Industry

Understanding what is on the horizon is exceedingly important in protecting a strong, vibrant industry that offers opportunity for innovation. By monitoring trends and issues, NGA is proactive in identifying opportunities and minimizing potential challenges. We gather information and knowledge about these issues and, when appropriate, lead an effort with our key partners to address them.

Joint Industry Collaboration Platforms

Partnership for Food Safety Education

The Partnership’s mission is to end illness and death from foodborne infection in the United States. The organization was formed in 1997 in response to an independent panel report which called for a national public-private partnership to educate the public about safe food handling and preparation and supports health educators and influencers by making their work more visible, collaborative, and effective. NGA is a member of the Partnership for Food Safety Education as a sponsoring partner. Click HERE to learn more.


SmartLabel™ is an innovative new program, created by manufacturers and retailers, that enables consumers to get additional details about a wide range of food, beverage, pet care, household and personal care products.  SmartLabel™ will change the way people shop and will help them get answers to questions they have on the products they purchase when they want that information. Learn more at

Related Resources:

SmartLabel FAQ
SmartLabel Fact Sheet