ASG Continues Advocacy for Fair Competition in Washington, D.C.: National Grocers Association Fly In

ASG participated in the National Grocers Association (NGA) Fly-In for Fair Competition in Washington D.C. this week, joining over 150 independent grocers to meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. This pivotal event allowed independent grocers to directly engage with lawmakers on critical issues that impact our industry and the communities we serve, including antitrust reform and enforcement through the Consumer Grocery Pricing Fairness Act, support for SNAP CHOICE while protecting data privacy, and credit card routing reform the Credit Card Competition Act to reduce exorbitant swipe fees.

The NGA organized remarkable advocacy preparation for all attendees, featuring insights from Congress members and Capitol Hill experts to show how to influence legislative action and champion issues vital to our industry operations and the diverse communities we serve. Representing the retailers were, Zulema Wiscovitch, Joe Garcia, and Michelle Mendoza.

As we approach Memorial Day Weekend, a time for honoring those who have served our country, it’s a fitting moment to reflect on our collective efforts to ensure fair competition and support for independent grocers. Just as we remember and honor the sacrifices of our veterans, our participation in the legislative process underscores our commitment to advocating for a fairer market landscape that benefits the communities we serve every day.

Representative Marc Molinaro’s (R) NY-019

Office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D)-NY

U.S. Representative Nick LaLota (NY-01)

Office of U.S. Senator Kristen E. Gillibrand (D-NY)

Joe Garcia and Zulema Wiscovitch, co-Presidents and co- CEO of ASG
To amplify our collective voice and increase our impact, we encourage you to consider becoming a member of the National Grocers Association. For membership inquiries, please contact Jonathan Downey at, identifying yourself as an ASG retailer. Alternatively, you can also reach out to Michelle Mendoza, Vice President of Marketing & CX at, to learn more about membership benefits and ASG’s engagement in industry relations.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the independent supermarket sector. Together, we will continue to advocate for a vibrant and competitive marketplace that benefits us all.