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National Grocers Association (NGA) President and CEO Peter Larkin has been appointed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 (C-100). Comprised of the nation’s top association chief executives, the C-100 is the main policy-originating body for the chamber, and assists its issue advocacy and coalition efforts, as well as expanding the organization’s outreach to the business and trade association communities.
“This is a great honor for Peter and for NGA, and is a testament to the important role of America’s independent supermarket industry in today's economy,” said Joe Sheridan, president and COO of Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp. and chairman of NGA.
Noting that the appointment to C-100 would help him continue the trade association's “important work to increase the presence of the independent supermarket industry in Washington, D.C., and beyond,” Larkin observed, “NGA and the U.S. Chamber have a strong working relationship and I look forward to continuing our partnership, particularly on public policy issues such as labor, tax, health care and immigration that are so important to the business community.”
In October, Kraig R. Aaasz, president and CEO of the McLean, Va.-based American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), was reappointed to the C-100, which he first joined in 2006.
Arlington, Va.-based NGA is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that make up the independent sector of the food distribution industry.