About the Iowa Grocery Industry Association

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA) is a state trade association that represents the food industry including chain and independent grocery stores, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, wholesalers, brokers, manufacturers and distributors.

Founded in 1899, the IGIA has long served as a resource to its members, the food industry and the public through education, legislative support, networking and philanthropic programs. The association’s leadership is as diverse as the industry it serves with directors from major retailers and independent markets, as well as national and local wholesalers and suppliers.

With headquarters in Urbandale, Iowa, the IGIA sponsors a number of industry specific events as well as recognizes outstanding retailers in the state. Contact the IGIA at info@iowagrocers.com.

IGIA's Mission

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association strives to:

  • preserve the rights and liberties of its members,
  • cultivate a positive business climate in Iowa by fostering strong governmental relations,
  • enhance the grocery industry’s image through increased visibility, and
  • deliver extraordinary value to its members by providing events, education, training, regulatory support and services that promote prosperity.

Iowa Grocery Industry Association has been serving its members since 1899.