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Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
148 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
802-839-1928 (office)
802-839-1927 (fax)

VRGA = Vermont Retail & Grocers Association

We are two associations (Vermont Grocers’ Association and Vermont Retail Association) who recently merged into one organization (Vermont Retail & Grocers Association) which is a single clearing-house of information and advocacy for retail related issues, ranging from the sales tax to employment and business regulations. Policy makers will recognize the new association as an even stronger statewide voice for retailers and grocers.  read more »

News and Events
New Members
  • Jake's South Street Market
    Meghan Fratini
    181 South Street
    Springfield VT05156
    802-885-5488

  • Horizon's Deli
    Ed Poginy
    652 Railroad Street
    St Johnsbury VT 05819
    802-751-1171

  • Doug's Auto Parts Inc,
    Doug Kilburn
    534 Depot Street
    Manchester Center VT 05255
    802-362-1388

     

  • Cheese Traders & Wine Sellers
    Nicholas Savasta & John Howard
    1186 Williston Road
    South Burlington VT 05403
    802-863-0143

  • Rhapsody Natural Foods
    Elysha Welters
    752 Danville Hill Road
    Cabot VT 05647
    802-563-2172
    www.rhapsodynaturalfoods.com

Our Sponsors

Good Turnout at Legislative Day!
02.27.15

Leg Day

200 VRGA members, guests and lawmakers attended the association's annual legislative luncheon on Thursday to hear WCAX news director, Anson Tebbetts, and the spirited trivia contest between House and Senate teams. While the Senate narrowly defeated Speaker Smith's team, some questions were raised about the interpretation of the House's answer to the last question with Secretary of State Jim Condos. All in fun of course.

Link to Legislative Day photos


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Lisai’s Chester Market Pens Open Letter to Vermont Legislators
02.21.15

Open letter to Vermont Legislators:
I am an owner of a small family grocery store in southern Vermont. One year ago I wrote a letter on proposed H.208, the topic was paid sick leave and how it will adversely affect small businesses, this year I write to you about H.187.


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Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement
02.21.15

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from President and CEO Matthew Shay on reports that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have reached a new five-year contract agreement:

"We congratulate the ILWU and PMA for finally coming to agreement on a new labor contract. It is now time for the parties to quickly ratify the deal and immediately focus on clearing out the crisis-level congestion and backlog at the ports.


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02.06.15

Jake's South Street Market
Meghan Fratini
181 South Street
Springfield VT05156
802-885-5488


More...

02.06.15

Horizon's Deli
Ed Poginy
652 Railroad Street
St Johnsbury VT 05819
802-751-1171


More...

02.06.15

Doug's Auto Parts Inc,
Doug Kilburn
534 Depot Street
Manchester Center VT 05255
802-362-1388

 


More...

02.06.15

Cheese Traders & Wine Sellers
Nicholas Savasta & John Howard
1186 Williston Road
South Burlington VT 05403
802-863-0143


More...

02.06.15

Rhapsody Natural Foods
Elysha Welters
752 Danville Hill Road
Cabot VT 05647
802-563-2172
www.rhapsodynaturalfoods.com


More...

VRGA Scholarships Available
01.25.15

The Vermont Retail & Grocers Association annouces the availablity of ten $1,500 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors affiliated with a VRGA member in Vermont.

Eligibility details and information


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Blair of Price Chopper competes in National Bagging Competition
10.03.14

Audrey BlairAudrey Blair of Essex, winner of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association (VRGA) Best Bagging Competition, represented Vermont in Las Vegas, February 10, at the national competition. The event, part of the National Grocers Association Convention, took place at the Mirage Hotel. 


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Vermont Retail & Grocers Association are now one!
04.02.14

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 have merged into a single new entity, the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA), effective May 1, 2014.


More...




Good Turnout at Legislative Day!
02.27.15

Leg Day

200 VRGA members, guests and lawmakers attended the association's annual legislative luncheon on Thursday to hear WCAX news director, Anson Tebbetts, and the spirited trivia contest between House and Senate teams. While the Senate narrowly defeated Speaker Smith's team, some questions were raised about the interpretation of the House's answer to the last question with Secretary of State Jim Condos. All in fun of course.

Link to Legislative Day photos


More...

Lisai’s Chester Market Pens Open Letter to Vermont Legislators
02.21.15

Open letter to Vermont Legislators:
I am an owner of a small family grocery store in southern Vermont. One year ago I wrote a letter on proposed H.208, the topic was paid sick leave and how it will adversely affect small businesses, this year I write to you about H.187.


More...

Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement
02.21.15

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from President and CEO Matthew Shay on reports that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have reached a new five-year contract agreement:

"We congratulate the ILWU and PMA for finally coming to agreement on a new labor contract. It is now time for the parties to quickly ratify the deal and immediately focus on clearing out the crisis-level congestion and backlog at the ports.


More...

02.06.15

Jake's South Street Market
Meghan Fratini
181 South Street
Springfield VT05156
802-885-5488


More...

02.06.15

Horizon's Deli
Ed Poginy
652 Railroad Street
St Johnsbury VT 05819
802-751-1171


More...

02.06.15

Doug's Auto Parts Inc,
Doug Kilburn
534 Depot Street
Manchester Center VT 05255
802-362-1388

 


More...

02.06.15

Cheese Traders & Wine Sellers
Nicholas Savasta & John Howard
1186 Williston Road
South Burlington VT 05403
802-863-0143


More...

02.06.15

Rhapsody Natural Foods
Elysha Welters
752 Danville Hill Road
Cabot VT 05647
802-563-2172
www.rhapsodynaturalfoods.com


More...

VRGA Scholarships Available
01.25.15

The Vermont Retail & Grocers Association annouces the availablity of ten $1,500 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors affiliated with a VRGA member in Vermont.

Eligibility details and information


More...

Blair of Price Chopper competes in National Bagging Competition
10.03.14

Audrey BlairAudrey Blair of Essex, winner of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association (VRGA) Best Bagging Competition, represented Vermont in Las Vegas, February 10, at the national competition. The event, part of the National Grocers Association Convention, took place at the Mirage Hotel. 


More...

Vermont Retail & Grocers Association are now one!
04.02.14

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 have merged into a single new entity, the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA), effective May 1, 2014.


More...



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