The Minnesota Grocers Association is the only state trade association that represents the food industry of Minnesota from farm to fork. We are one of the oldest trade associations in the state, celebrating over 125 years of advancing industry. We have over 300 retail, manufacturers, and wholesale members supporting nearly 1,300 locations statewide. Our member companies employ over 150,000 union and non-union Minnesotans. We actively advance the common interest of all those engaged in any aspect of the food industry as a leader and advocate in government affairs.

The MGA’s Basket is Full

The spring publication of the Minnesota Grocer Magazine is on the shelves! See what’s trending in 2024!

The Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) held its 35th annual statewide Best Bagger Contest on Saturday, August 26, 2023. The first-place winner in the competition was Marissa Schumacher of Kowalski’s Market, Eagan winning $500 cash, a trophy, and a trip to Las Vegas, NV to represent Minnesota at the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship in February 2024.

The 2024 MGA Foundation Scholarship Program will be awarding $2,000 to 25 students. This showcases the MN Food Industry’s strong belief in supporting educational growth. 

Raise funds, increase public support, promote donations, and showcase the Minnesota food industry’s commitment to its communities.

7th Annual Bipartisan Bag-Off

2024 Winner
House Minority Leader Lisa Demuth

2024 MGA Industry Ambassador Award Donald Ericson of Grocery Store Fanatics