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    Live From NGA: PG Honors 2017 Top Indies

    Awards reception brings together top independent grocers

    By Katie Martin, Progressive Grocer
    Progressive Grocer honored its 2017 Outstanding Independents at an awards reception in Las Vegas

    Progressive Grocer honored its 2017 class of Outstanding Independents at an awards reception held Feb. 13 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the NGA Show.

    Award recipients were on hand from every category -- overall single-store, overall multistore, overall fresh excellence, overall new concept design, bakery, center store, deli/prepared foods, meat/seafood, produce and technology – to accept the honor. Members of the industry also were on hand to celebrate the best of the best among independent grocers.

    This year’s class of winners demonstrate what makes the independent grocery market thrive: a commitment to quality, their staffs and their communities. Information about each winner is availabe in Progressive Grocer’s February issue.

    The 2017 Outstanding Independent winners are:

    Overall Outstanding Independent Single Store:

    Janssen’s Market

    Overall Outstanding Independent Multi-Store Operator:

    Oliver’s Market

    Overall Outstanding Independent Fresh Excellence:

    McCaffrey’s Food Market

    Overall Outstanding Independent New Concept Design:

    Harvest Market


    Highland Park Market

    Center Store

    Blue Goose Market


    Deli/Prepared Food

    Tony O’s Supermarket

    Lunds & Byerly’s


    Superlo Foods

    B. Green Co.


    Willy Street Co-op

    Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing Co.


    California Fresh Market

    Festival Foods


    By Katie Martin, Progressive Grocer
    • About Katie Martin Katie Martin is the editor-in-chief of Progressive Grocer Independent, in charge of the magazine’s daily operations, including visiting independent grocery stores for the Store of the Month features and working with industry experts to pass along best practices. Katie has more than 15 years of experience covering the retail food industry, previously on the bakery side with Modern Baking magazine, and enjoys covering small business owners and the joy, passion and drive they bring to their work.

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