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National Grocers Association and United Fresh Produce Association Partner on Produce Procurement Efforts

National Grocers Association and United Fresh Produce Association Partner on Produce Procurement Efforts



ARLINGTON, VA - Now is the time to help your neighbor as all sectors of the industry work to maintain the strength of the supply chain throughout these challenging times. The National Grocers Association (NGA), a representative of independent supermarkets, and the United Fresh Produce Association have partnered to connect produce distributors to retailers through an innovative strategy.

Greg Ferrara, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Grocers Association“The entire food industry has come together incredibly during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ensuring that Americans across the country have access to affordable and nutritious food,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA President and CEO. “Our collaboration with United Fresh will improve upon what has already been accomplished, keeping independent grocers stocked with fresh produce.”

The National Grocers Association and United Fresh Produce Association created an innovative way for the industry to support retailers as demand continues to rise

According to a press release, NGA and United Fresh are connecting produce distributors who can deliver fresh produce and other items with independent supermarkets on a store-to-door basis. The two will work with companies to assess their retail needs, as well as foodservice distribution communities, providing an opportunity for these businesses to network and find solutions.

Tom Stenzel, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Fresh Produce Association“The fresh produce industry is committed to continuing to feed America. Foodservice distributors and processors have strong capabilities to deliver product, transportation, and supply chain solutions in these unprecedented times,” said Tom Stenzel, United Fresh President and CEO. “We’re pleased to partner with NGA, working in tandem to get more fresh, healthy produce items in the hands of consumers.”

As we all continue to forge these unprecedented partnerships, AndNowUKnow will keep bringing you the latest news.

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National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers...

United Fresh Produce Association

United Fresh Produce Association is the industry's leading trade association committed to driving the growth and success...