The Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) is the only state trade association that represents the food industry of Minnesota from farm to fork. We are a legacy organization having served the industry for over 120 years. We have over 300 retail, manufacturer, 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 retail food industry as a leader and advocate in government affairs.


To advance the common interest of those engaged in all aspects of the food industry of Minnesota.


To be the leadership resource for the food industry of Minnesota.


  • Govern for the Civic Advancement of the Food Industry in Minnesota
  • Foster a Fair Marketplace Through a Civic Approach to Governance
  • Be the Relevant Voice of Industry
  • Support an Active and Engaged Membership