WASHINGTON, DC – The National Grocers Association (NGA) has unveiled a comprehensive rebranding, including a new logo, the first since the organization was founded in 1982. 

The central organizing theme of NGA’s rebranding is focused on the association’s new tag line, “At the Heart of the Community,” which illustrates the importance of independent community grocers to their markets as drivers of the economy as well as support of local families. 

“NGA’s new logo and imagery, and updated messaging, deliver a fresh look and reinforces our mission: to ensure independent, community-focused retailers and wholesalers have the opportunity to succeed and better serve consumers through our policies, advocacy, programs and services,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA president and chief executive officer. “Independent community grocers and their wholesaler partners are critical to the strength and vitality of the people they serve. By advocating for the growth and continuing innovation of these independent business leaders, we help bring choice, convenience and value to hard-working Americans, and ensure ongoing economic advancement and prosperity for our country.” 

The new logo, supporting graphics and color palette aim to provide a more contemporary look, while enhanced messaging stresses and celebrates community.  

“NGA is the singular voice for the true entrepreneurs of the food industry, who model business leadership and a strong commitment to civic life while providing their neighbors quality goods and nourishing foods,” Ferrara said. “From the four corners of your local grocery store to the four corners of this nation, NGA will continue to advocate and serve as the central hub for the independent grocery industry under this new brand.” 

The logo and graphic elements were created by Alexandria, Va.-based branding and marketing agency Grafik, assisted by NGA staff and with input from a task force composed of NGA-member companies.