In recent weeks, top meat suppliers have announced temporary plant closures and President Trump signed an executive order to compel plants to stay open during the coronavirus crisis. As some shortages are expected in retail meat departments, several leading grocery chains have implemented purchase limits on meat, both to protect supply and to prevent customer hoarding. Read more »

 

The economic impact of the global pandemic is putting America’s children at an even greater risk for food insecurity. To help address the need and as part of its commitment to strengthening communities, Casey’s General Stores Inc. today announced a new partnership with Feeding America to provide a half-million dollars over the coming year to reach school-age children and their families across Casey’s footprint spanning rural communities in 16 Midwestern and Southern states. Read more »

 

Visa on Friday said it will delay the EMV liability shift deadline for automated fuel dispensers (AFDs) to April 17, 2021. The network’s delay was in response to letters NACS sent on behalf of its retail members to the four global networks requesting a delay of the October deadline, given the extreme disruption to the workforce and supply chain amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more »

 

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association Nominating Committee is looking for nominees for consideration to begin serving on the IGIA Board of Directors starting this fall … Read more »

Board of Directors Iowa Grocery Industry Association Nominations

 

Iowa grocers are proud to be designated as essential critical infrastructure by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and their responsibility seriously to feed the … Read more »

Coronavirus liability protection

 

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association presents the Retailer of the Year Award each year at its Hall of Fame Dinner. This prestigious award recognizes a retail professional for … Read more »

Hall of Fame Iowa Grocery Industry Association Retailer of the Year

 

Following a recent pilot program, Walmart is rolling out Express Delivery, a new online service offering home delivery of a wide range of groceries and other products from the store in less than two hours. Read more »

 

With many households seeing lost wages, limited hours and layoffs amid the outbreak, financial security is top of mind for people who are still working.

As grocery store associates work the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic and face increased risk, immediate access to wages is one more way employers can show goodwill to their workers and offer an additional benefit at a time when they need the labor. Read more »

 

“We know that our convenience store business collectively is so important to our community for fuel, food and household products,” said NACS Chair Jackowski. Casey’s has locations in 16 states, and 60% of its stores are in communities of less than 5,000 people. Read more »