• Preston Meats opened its doors in 1968 as an official slaughter and processing plant for local farmers. From these humble beginnings, the company added semi trailer trucks and now supplies a vareity of meat products to meat markets, grocery stores, restuaurants, institutions and caterers in Burlington, Des Moines, Elkader, Monona and Chicago.

  • The 2015 Iowa Best Bagger competition is just around the corner. Mark your calendars to attend and encourage your best baggers to put their skills to the test and participate in this popular contest.

    The annual contest, hosted by the Iowa Grocery Industry Association, will be held Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Iowa State Fair. Sign up!

  • In the 1890s, Sazerac began to bottle and market the Sazerac cocktail — a mix of brandy, absinthe and a dash of secret bitters — now made with rye whiskey instead of brandy. The Sazerac Company has distilled an ever-increasing line of fine spirits ever since.

  • Make plans now to attend the Iowa Grocery Industry Association Annual Convention Tuesday, July 7 - Thursday, July 9, 2015. "Putting the U in Dubuque" is this year's exciting new theme. It places the focus right where it belongs . . . on YOU! IGIA's convention brings YOU many opportunities for self-improvement, professional development, networking and family fun.

  • Tim and Coletta Harnisch recently opened TiCo Market in Elgin, Iowa. The family owned and operated market prides itself on its service and runs by the motto: Our customer service soars above the rest. The name, TiCo, is based on a blending of the names Tim and Coletta. A grand opening celebration is being planned for this summer.

  • Established in 1999, Militti Sales & Promotions is a direct-import trading company headquartered in Omaha with offices in Los Angeles, Shenzhen and Shanghai. Militti imports and resells many types of products but specializes in tech accessories, sunglasses and reading glasses, winter apparel and leather accessories.

Robert Myers, chairman and CEO of Casey's General Stores Inc., will retire next year after more than 26 years with the company.
SENATE COMMITTEE POISED TO TAKE ACTION ON TAX EXTENDERS LEGISLATION NEXT WEEK CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TODAY! Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has indicated that the Committee could consider a tax extenders package as early as next week.
Robert Myers, chairman and CEO of Casey's General Stores Inc., will retire next year after more than 26 years with the company.
SENATE COMMITTEE POISED TO TAKE ACTION ON TAX EXTENDERS LEGISLATION NEXT WEEK CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TODAY! Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has indicated that the Committee could consider a tax extenders package as early as next week.
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The Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA) is a state trade association that represents the food industry including chain and independent supermarkets, 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.

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