For the past three years, people have been asking Peter Larkin, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association, just how big of an impact independent grocers have in the U.S. So he decided to find out the answer. In April, NGA revealed the results of its Independent Grocers Economic Impact Study at a press conference on Capitol Hill. The numbers are staggering: Independent grocers count $129.5 billion in annual sales and employ close to a million people nationwide. Now that the ...

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