Retail Member Benefits


Access is a key benefit to IGIA membership—access to retailers and wholesalers across Iowa, access to the legislative process and access to industry expertise garnered from more than 100 years of serving this industry.

Legislative Representation

Each day, your interests are represented in front of Iowa lawmakers and regulators. The IGIA provides legislative lobbying on the state and national level to protect your business interests. Part of being an effective trade association is getting competitors to work together to accomplish common goals. The IGIA is at the Iowa State Capitol daily fostering positive relationships with lawmakers.

Liaison to Governmental and Regulatory Agencies

The IGIA monitors and provides assistance to members on problems with regulations or regulatory issues at the state and federal levels. The IGIA has a strong relationship with several governmental and regulatory agencies and is a great resource for your organization.

Industry Communications & Publications

The IGIA provides information to keep you on track with industry trends and legislation that impact your business by receiving:

  • Weekly electronic newsletter, EScanner
  • Weekly IGIA Legislative Update during the legislative session
  • Convention ENews from May to the convention in July
  • Special Industry Alerts
  • Quarterly magazine, Iowa Grocer

Manufacturer Coupon Processing

IGIA membership is required to participate in coupon processing with American Coupon Services. 

Networking Opportunities & Discounted Member Rates

The IGIA provides opportunities to build relationships with other key retailers in the grocery industry, from golf tournaments to hosting Iowa’s only statewide grocery industry convention. As an added benefit, IGIA members receive discounted member rates to attend all IGIA events.

Contact Cara Corkrean,
for more information

Retail Member Packet

Retail Member Application