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Encyclopedia > IGA (supermarkets)
IGA
Type Supermarket
Founded 1926
Headquarters Poughkeepsie, New York
Industry Retail
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor
Website http://www.iga.com/

IGA is a name used by many independent grocery stores throughout the world. It has since expanded to the world's largest voluntary supermarket chain, where the IGA banner is licensed in 45 countries and territories to over 4000 independent supermarkets served by 37 independent distributors. Because there are no periods in the IGA sign, some people refer it as "iga." Image File history File links Iga. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) A typical supermarket in Hong Kong. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Poughkeepsie City of Poughkeepsie Town of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, Arkansas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... A grocery store is a store established primarily for the retailing of food. ...

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United States

IGA, Independent Grocers Alliance, Independent Grocers Association, or Independent Grocers of America was started in the United States in May of 1926 when a group of 100 independent retailers in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Sharon, Connecticut, led by J. Frank Grimes, began operating as the Independent Grocers Association. This group quickly expanded and by the end of the year, there were more than 150 IGA retailers. In 1930 there were over 8000 grocery stores licensed with the IGA name. The company uses the "Hometown Proud Supermarkets" slogan. Poughkeepsie City of Poughkeepsie Town of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, Arkansas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Sharon is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the northwest corner of the state. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ...


Bozzutos is a major supplier to IGA.[1]


Canada

In Canada, IGA is a group of independent grocers supplied by Sobeys, which franchises the name. Acquired by Sobeys as part of its purchase of The Oshawa Group Ltd., it now operates primarily in Quebec. The IGA operations in Atlantic Canada were sold to Loblaw Companies Limited and were restructured under its existing brands, while its company owned stores west of Quebec now mainly operate under the Sobeys banner. Image File history File links Igacanada. ... Sobeys TSX: SBY is a Canadian supermarket chain headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor Linné) Tree Yellow Birch Bird Snowy Owl Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of... The four Canadian Atlantic provinces. ... Loblaw Companies Limited is the largest food retailer in Canada, with over 1,690 supermarkets operating under a variety of names including: Atlantic Superstore, Atlantic SuperValu, Atlantic Cash & Carry, SaveEasy, Dominion-Superstores, Extra Foods, Maxi, Provigo, Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Valu-Mart, Your Independent Grocer, and Zehrs. ...

Australia

Independent Grocers of Australia is a union of independent Australian supermarkets trading under a single name affiliated with IGA in the United States. They are an alternative to the main Australian supermarkets Coles and Woolworths/Safeway. Idependent Grocers of Australia, or IGA, is a chain of independent supermarkets in Australia. ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... Coles Myer Limited is an Australian public company which operates a number of retail chains. ... Woolworths Limited, or Woolies (as it is colloquially known) is a large Australian retail corporation. ...


As a side note, IGA brand products are known for their low manufacturing and purchasing cost, making them popular among family-owned restaurants that are just starting out and are unable to afford higher-cost products due to lack of business or inability to overcome the cost-profit ratio of said higher-cost foods. Their food and products may be cheap and have different packaging, but some are made from the companies of the well known foods. An example: You could buy IGA Weet-Bix that are cheaper than Sanitarium Weet-Bix, yet they are both made by Sanitarium. Weet-Bix is the name of high-fibre breakfast cereal biscuits manufactured in Australia and New Zealand by the Sanitarium Health Food Company. ...


On May 1, 2006, IGA grew to include locally owned supermarkets around Australia, including Dewsons, 'Action' and SupaValu May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • IGA USA
  • IGA Canada (Ontario and Western Canada)
  • IGA Canada (Quebec)
  • IGA Australia

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IGA (supermarkets) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (384 words)
IGA is a name used by many independent grocery stores throughout the world.
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In Canada, IGA is a group of independent grocers supplied by Sobeys, which franchises the name.
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