Supplier Member Benefits
Looking toward the future
Networking might never look quite the same as it once did, but joining our association means you’re joining a passionate group of member companies and organizations working to keep the grocery industry strong and successful. These members will not only participate in but will help shape IGIA's future, from networking events to advocacy efforts and other industrywide matters.
Industry Communications & Publications
The IGIA provides valuable communications to our members on topics pertaining to Iowa businesses, state and national legislation, grocery and retail trends, and more. These are resources to you and your company as well as effective and highly viewed opportunities for advertising visibility.
- Quarterly magazine, iowa grocer
- Weekly electronic newsletter, Escanner
- Weekly IGIA Legislative Update during the legislative session
- Special Industry Alerts
Listing in Supplier Member Directory and VendorStation
All members are listed in IGIA’s quarterly magazine, the iowa grocer, as well as online at www.iowagrocers.com. In addition, our VendorStation, a public directory of IGIA's supplier members, features suppliers' logos and company descriptions.
Member Participation in Committees and Councils
Perhaps one of the most valuable opportunities with IGIA right now is the ability to participate on various committees that help plan IGIA events and fundraising efforts throughout the year. Even as the pandemic has temporarily reoriented IGIA's focus away from in-person programming, our members serving in committee roles have been absolutely crucial to the association's decision-making. Serving on a committee puts your name in front of industry peers, giving voice to your ideas and business goals and providing valuable networking opportunities.
Statewide Government Relations Program
IGIA provides legislative lobbying on the national and state levels to protect your business interests.
The Iowa Grocers Education Foundation awards scholarships to students who have ties to the grocery industry. We also have a "Piggyback" Scholarship Program which allows member companies to set up their own scholarship awards in their names.
The IGIA Board of Directors includes representatives from every facet of Iowa's grocery industry.
IGIA has a robust Events Calendar with entertaining and educational networking opportunities throughout the year. While in-person events are on pause, we're still offering virtual programs and remaining forward-focused to keep delivering excellent events in the future.