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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
  • Jehshua's Specialty Foods LLC
    Jehshua Barnes
    1769 US Route 5 North
    Norwich VT 05055
    213-864-4087

  • Green Mountain Fudge/ Ferguson Farm Maple Syrup
    James Ferguson
    221 Spencer Hollow Road
    Springfield VT 05156
    802-376-9033
    www.fergusonmaple.com

  • Ana's Empanadas, Inc
    Rob DiTursi
    54 Strongs Avenue
    Rutland VT 05701
    802-342-2083
    www.anaempanada.com

  • Mountain Cider Company
    Will Gormly
    99 West Road
    North Chittenden VT 05763
    802-483-2270
    www.mountaincider.com

Our Sponsors

10.20.14

Jehshua's Specialty Foods LLC
Jehshua Barnes
1769 US Route 5 North
Norwich VT 05055
213-864-4087


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10.07.14

Green Mountain Fudge/ Ferguson Farm Maple Syrup
James Ferguson
221 Spencer Hollow Road
Springfield VT 05156
802-376-9033
www.fergusonmaple.com


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10.07.14

Ana's Empanadas, Inc
Rob DiTursi
54 Strongs Avenue
Rutland VT 05701
802-342-2083
www.anaempanada.com


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Blair of Price Chopper Wins Vermont Bagging Crown
10.03.14

Audrey BlairAudrey Blair of Essex has won the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA) Best Bagging Competition, earning the title of "2014 Vermont Best Bagger." The bagging competition is much more than stuffing foodstuffs into bags. Three judges rate contestants on four criteria: Speed Time, Distribution of Weight Between Bags, Proper Bag Building Technique, and Style, Attitude, and Appearance.


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09.26.14

Mountain Cider Company
Will Gormly
99 West Road
North Chittenden VT 05763
802-483-2270
www.mountaincider.com


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VRGA Presents Person of the Year Awards
09.10.14

Co-winners of the 2014 Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA) Person of the Year Award are Marcel Marquis, with Shaw's Supermarkets, and Bonnie Hawley, owner of Hawley's Florist in Rutland. The winners were officially recognized and given their awards at the Chairman's Banquet on September 10 as part of VRGA's 2014 Convention & Expo.

photo l to r; Bonnie Hawley, VRGA Chair Todd Keyworth, Marcel Marquis and VRGA president Jim Harrison
Video of Recipients


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Q & A on recent changes to SNAP for retailers
08.02.14

USDA has put together the second in a series of questions and answers associated with the retailer, issuance, and EBT provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014.


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2014 Edition of VRGA Directory Now Available
07.18.14

2014 VRGA yearbookThe 2014 digital version of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association Directory and Reference Guidebook is now available in the Members Only section of the website. If you need help with access to the section, please contact Robin or call the association office.


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Recipients of 2014 Vermont Retail & Grocers Association Scholarships Announced
07.03.14

The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA) has announced its scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 academic year. For 25 years, the association's Scholarship Program has provided financial assistance for college to members' employees and/or their children.

In past years, 12 scholarships were offered. This year, thanks to expanded resources created by the recent merger of the Vermont Grocers Association (VGA) and the Vermont Retail Association (VRA), 15 scholarships of $1,500 each, totaling $22,500 were awarded.

List of award winners


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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.


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10.20.14

Jehshua's Specialty Foods LLC
Jehshua Barnes
1769 US Route 5 North
Norwich VT 05055
213-864-4087


More...

10.07.14

Green Mountain Fudge/ Ferguson Farm Maple Syrup
James Ferguson
221 Spencer Hollow Road
Springfield VT 05156
802-376-9033
www.fergusonmaple.com


More...

10.07.14

Ana's Empanadas, Inc
Rob DiTursi
54 Strongs Avenue
Rutland VT 05701
802-342-2083
www.anaempanada.com


More...

Blair of Price Chopper Wins Vermont Bagging Crown
10.03.14

Audrey BlairAudrey Blair of Essex has won the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA) Best Bagging Competition, earning the title of "2014 Vermont Best Bagger." The bagging competition is much more than stuffing foodstuffs into bags. Three judges rate contestants on four criteria: Speed Time, Distribution of Weight Between Bags, Proper Bag Building Technique, and Style, Attitude, and Appearance.


More...

09.26.14

Mountain Cider Company
Will Gormly
99 West Road
North Chittenden VT 05763
802-483-2270
www.mountaincider.com


More...

VRGA Presents Person of the Year Awards
09.10.14

Co-winners of the 2014 Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA) Person of the Year Award are Marcel Marquis, with Shaw's Supermarkets, and Bonnie Hawley, owner of Hawley's Florist in Rutland. The winners were officially recognized and given their awards at the Chairman's Banquet on September 10 as part of VRGA's 2014 Convention & Expo.

photo l to r; Bonnie Hawley, VRGA Chair Todd Keyworth, Marcel Marquis and VRGA president Jim Harrison
Video of Recipients


More...

Q & A on recent changes to SNAP for retailers
08.02.14

USDA has put together the second in a series of questions and answers associated with the retailer, issuance, and EBT provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014.


More...

2014 Edition of VRGA Directory Now Available
07.18.14

2014 VRGA yearbookThe 2014 digital version of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association Directory and Reference Guidebook is now available in the Members Only section of the website. If you need help with access to the section, please contact Robin or call the association office.


More...

Recipients of 2014 Vermont Retail & Grocers Association Scholarships Announced
07.03.14

The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association (VRGA) has announced its scholarship winners for the 2013-2014 academic year. For 25 years, the association's Scholarship Program has provided financial assistance for college to members' employees and/or their children.

In past years, 12 scholarships were offered. This year, thanks to expanded resources created by the recent merger of the Vermont Grocers Association (VGA) and the Vermont Retail Association (VRA), 15 scholarships of $1,500 each, totaling $22,500 were awarded.

List of award winners


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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