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

Vermont Retail & Grocers BIG SHOW! September 9-10
07.19.14

convention logoPlease Join Us! Vermont’s Grocery & Retail industry event, VRGA’s Convention & Expo will be held September 9-10, 2014 at the Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct., Vt. The “Big Show” is a key marketing tool for today’s economy with excellent networking opportunities to increase your bottom line. Held each fall, this popular event includes exhibits, educational seminars, contests, entertainment and more! We hope to see you there! Exhibit opportunities are still available but selling out fast! Click here for more information and a schedule of events.

Convention Program
Registration
Hotel reservations
ServSafe Food Safety Class
Sponsorships Available


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


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Retailers Hit with Bomb Threats
06.30.14

On June 27, 2014 the Springfield Police Department (VT), Brattleboro Police Department (VT) and the New Hampshire State Police (NH) reported a total of seven (7) separate bomb threats called in to three (3) pharmacy stores and four (4) discount-type stores. All calls made demands for money to be put onto Green Dot MoneyPak® cards in order to avoid activation of a pre-placed explosive device. At this time, no explosive devices have been located, and no reports of physical injury have been reported.


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VRGA Golf Outing another Success!
06.27.14

2014 scholarship golfThe annual Vermont Retail & Grocers Scholarship Golf Outing was held on June 4, 2014 at the beautiful Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington, VT. A full field of over 250 golfers participated between both morning and afternoon flights that raised funds for the association's scholarship program. The event was blessed with many generous sponsors and near perfect weather that made it enjoyable for the participants and helped the program raise over $17,000.

Photos of the event
Complete list of sponsors and events


More...

06.25.14

Mountain Valley Building Inspections
Joel Templeton
PO Box 2106
South Burlington VT 05407
802-893-3344


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Vermont Propane & Tobacco Tax Changes effective July 1, 2014
06.23.14

The tax package (H884) approved by the legislature this year included a couple of changes with tobacco products and the sales tax on propane canisters.

The Vermont cigarette tax increases by 13 cents per pack from $2.62 to $2.75 per pack.  Equalizes snuff and smokeless tobacco to the rate of cigarettes, a 42 cent increase, from $1.87 to $2.29 per ounce.

Retailers are no longer subject to the gross reciepts tax on small propane cansiters sold at their store. However, they are subject to the Vermont sales tax unless it is a customers tank refilled from a bulk tank.
Vermont Tax Department Bulletin


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06.13.14

James Petro, LLC
Anthony James
97 Westminster St
Bellows Falls VT 05101
802-463-3122


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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...




Vermont Retail & Grocers BIG SHOW! September 9-10
07.19.14

convention logoPlease Join Us! Vermont’s Grocery & Retail industry event, VRGA’s Convention & Expo will be held September 9-10, 2014 at the Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct., Vt. The “Big Show” is a key marketing tool for today’s economy with excellent networking opportunities to increase your bottom line. Held each fall, this popular event includes exhibits, educational seminars, contests, entertainment and more! We hope to see you there! Exhibit opportunities are still available but selling out fast! Click here for more information and a schedule of events.

Convention Program
Registration
Hotel reservations
ServSafe Food Safety Class
Sponsorships Available


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...

Retailers Hit with Bomb Threats
06.30.14

On June 27, 2014 the Springfield Police Department (VT), Brattleboro Police Department (VT) and the New Hampshire State Police (NH) reported a total of seven (7) separate bomb threats called in to three (3) pharmacy stores and four (4) discount-type stores. All calls made demands for money to be put onto Green Dot MoneyPak® cards in order to avoid activation of a pre-placed explosive device. At this time, no explosive devices have been located, and no reports of physical injury have been reported.


More...

VRGA Golf Outing another Success!
06.27.14

2014 scholarship golfThe annual Vermont Retail & Grocers Scholarship Golf Outing was held on June 4, 2014 at the beautiful Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington, VT. A full field of over 250 golfers participated between both morning and afternoon flights that raised funds for the association's scholarship program. The event was blessed with many generous sponsors and near perfect weather that made it enjoyable for the participants and helped the program raise over $17,000.

Photos of the event
Complete list of sponsors and events


More...

06.25.14

Mountain Valley Building Inspections
Joel Templeton
PO Box 2106
South Burlington VT 05407
802-893-3344


More...

Vermont Propane & Tobacco Tax Changes effective July 1, 2014
06.23.14

The tax package (H884) approved by the legislature this year included a couple of changes with tobacco products and the sales tax on propane canisters.

The Vermont cigarette tax increases by 13 cents per pack from $2.62 to $2.75 per pack.  Equalizes snuff and smokeless tobacco to the rate of cigarettes, a 42 cent increase, from $1.87 to $2.29 per ounce.

Retailers are no longer subject to the gross reciepts tax on small propane cansiters sold at their store. However, they are subject to the Vermont sales tax unless it is a customers tank refilled from a bulk tank.
Vermont Tax Department Bulletin


More...

06.13.14

James Petro, LLC
Anthony James
97 Westminster St
Bellows Falls VT 05101
802-463-3122


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...




Breaking News and Events

Vermont Retail & Grocers BIG SHOW! September 9-10
07.19.14

convention logoPlease Join Us! Vermont’s Grocery & Retail industry event, VRGA’s Convention & Expo will be held September 9-10, 2014 at the Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct., Vt. The “Big Show” is a key marketing tool for today’s economy with excellent networking opportunities to increase your bottom line. Held each fall, this popular event includes exhibits, educational seminars, contests, entertainment and more! We hope to see you there! Exhibit opportunities are still available but selling out fast! Click here for more information and a schedule of events.

Convention Program
Registration
Hotel reservations
ServSafe Food Safety Class
Sponsorships Available


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...

Retailers Hit with Bomb Threats
06.30.14

On June 27, 2014 the Springfield Police Department (VT), Brattleboro Police Department (VT) and the New Hampshire State Police (NH) reported a total of seven (7) separate bomb threats called in to three (3) pharmacy stores and four (4) discount-type stores. All calls made demands for money to be put onto Green Dot MoneyPak® cards in order to avoid activation of a pre-placed explosive device. At this time, no explosive devices have been located, and no reports of physical injury have been reported.


More...

VRGA Golf Outing another Success!
06.27.14

2014 scholarship golfThe annual Vermont Retail & Grocers Scholarship Golf Outing was held on June 4, 2014 at the beautiful Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington, VT. A full field of over 250 golfers participated between both morning and afternoon flights that raised funds for the association's scholarship program. The event was blessed with many generous sponsors and near perfect weather that made it enjoyable for the participants and helped the program raise over $17,000.

Photos of the event
Complete list of sponsors and events


More...

06.25.14

Mountain Valley Building Inspections
Joel Templeton
PO Box 2106
South Burlington VT 05407
802-893-3344


More...

Vermont Propane & Tobacco Tax Changes effective July 1, 2014
06.23.14

The tax package (H884) approved by the legislature this year included a couple of changes with tobacco products and the sales tax on propane canisters.

The Vermont cigarette tax increases by 13 cents per pack from $2.62 to $2.75 per pack.  Equalizes snuff and smokeless tobacco to the rate of cigarettes, a 42 cent increase, from $1.87 to $2.29 per ounce.

Retailers are no longer subject to the gross reciepts tax on small propane cansiters sold at their store. However, they are subject to the Vermont sales tax unless it is a customers tank refilled from a bulk tank.
Vermont Tax Department Bulletin


More...

06.13.14

James Petro, LLC
Anthony James
97 Westminster St
Bellows Falls VT 05101
802-463-3122


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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Vermont Retail & Grocers BIG SHOW! September 9-10
07.19.14

convention logoPlease Join Us! Vermont’s Grocery & Retail industry event, VRGA’s Convention & Expo will be held September 9-10, 2014 at the Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Jct., Vt. The “Big Show” is a key marketing tool for today’s economy with excellent networking opportunities to increase your bottom line. Held each fall, this popular event includes exhibits, educational seminars, contests, entertainment and more! We hope to see you there! Exhibit opportunities are still available but selling out fast! Click here for more information and a schedule of events.

Convention Program
Registration
Hotel reservations
ServSafe Food Safety Class
Sponsorships Available


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...

Retailers Hit with Bomb Threats
06.30.14

On June 27, 2014 the Springfield Police Department (VT), Brattleboro Police Department (VT) and the New Hampshire State Police (NH) reported a total of seven (7) separate bomb threats called in to three (3) pharmacy stores and four (4) discount-type stores. All calls made demands for money to be put onto Green Dot MoneyPak® cards in order to avoid activation of a pre-placed explosive device. At this time, no explosive devices have been located, and no reports of physical injury have been reported.


More...

VRGA Golf Outing another Success!
06.27.14

2014 scholarship golfThe annual Vermont Retail & Grocers Scholarship Golf Outing was held on June 4, 2014 at the beautiful Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington, VT. A full field of over 250 golfers participated between both morning and afternoon flights that raised funds for the association's scholarship program. The event was blessed with many generous sponsors and near perfect weather that made it enjoyable for the participants and helped the program raise over $17,000.

Photos of the event
Complete list of sponsors and events


More...

06.25.14

Mountain Valley Building Inspections
Joel Templeton
PO Box 2106
South Burlington VT 05407
802-893-3344


More...

Vermont Propane & Tobacco Tax Changes effective July 1, 2014
06.23.14

The tax package (H884) approved by the legislature this year included a couple of changes with tobacco products and the sales tax on propane canisters.

The Vermont cigarette tax increases by 13 cents per pack from $2.62 to $2.75 per pack.  Equalizes snuff and smokeless tobacco to the rate of cigarettes, a 42 cent increase, from $1.87 to $2.29 per ounce.

Retailers are no longer subject to the gross reciepts tax on small propane cansiters sold at their store. However, they are subject to the Vermont sales tax unless it is a customers tank refilled from a bulk tank.
Vermont Tax Department Bulletin


More...

06.13.14

James Petro, LLC
Anthony James
97 Westminster St
Bellows Falls VT 05101
802-463-3122


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...