VGA = Vermont Grocers Association
The Vermont Grocers' Association is a statewide trade association representing all sectors of the Vermont food industry. Approximately 670 stores belong to the organization, including supermarkets, superettes, convenience and country stores along with over 200 suppliers to the industry.. read more »
Tasha Wallis, Executive Director of the Vermont Retail Association (VRA), and Jim Harrison, President of the Vermont Grocers Association (VGA), announced that the two groups would be merging into a single new entity, the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association. (VRGA).
Spring is Here! Help Inform Customers that 3SquaresVT EBT Cards Can Be Used to Purchase Seeds & Plants to Grow Food
With signs of spring slowly appearing all around us, Vermonters are planning their gardens and gathering the materials they'll need. Did you know that 3SquaresVT food benefits can be used to buy seeds and starter plants to grow fruits and vegetables? Many participants are unaware that they can use their 3SquaresVT benefits to buy vegetable and fruit seeds and plants at authorized EBT retailers. If your store accepts EBT, you can help inform them by placing a simple sign next to your seeds & plants display, or putting a short notice in your circular or on your website (click here or visit www.vermontfoodhelp.com to download and print). Thank you for your assistance in this important outreach effort! If you have additional questions about 3SquaresVT or EBT access, please contact Hunger Free Vermont at 3SquaresVT@hungerfreevt.org or (802) 865-0255.
The Vermont Retail & Grocers Association Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, held each year in June, raises money for the VRGA Scholarship fund. This annual event is a great networking opportunity for Vermont's Industry. We offer 2 flights of golf: 7:30 am start and a 1pm start. Each flight is followed by a fabulous meal, social hour and awards ceremony. We also feature club demonstrations at the course giving you the opportunity to try out a new piece of equipment that could be the key to improving your game.
Golf brochure & sponsor opportunities
VGA is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014 Vermont Grocers' Scholarships are now open to employees (or their dependents) of Retail or Associate Members of the VGA. For more information you can download a poster for you and your employees.
The Vermont Grocers' Association released a report conducted by John Dunham & Associates, located in New York. The report finds that the food industry creates over 21,000 good paying jobs in the state when all of the economic lineages to suppliers are taken into account. The food sector provides both large and small communities with a wide array of good and products ranging from fresh produce to boxed cereals to other basic household necessities.
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Green Grocer guide from Efficiency Vermont
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Dell'Amore Enterprises LLC
PO Box 974
Colchester, VT 05446
Heart to Hearth LLC
1205 Three Mile Bridge Rd
Middlebury, VT 05753
Aldrich's General Store
Buddy Machell& Shelly Cole
196 US RT 5A
West Burke, VT 05871
Green Phoenix Exhibits, LLC
1112 Main Street
Fairfax, VT 05454