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federal issues

Not only does CFIC’s staff track grocery issues at the state level, but we also work closely with the national associations listed below to monitor and engage on federal issues that will impact store operations.

While these organizations are similar in membership and function, each offers its own benefit. Therefore CFIC encourages its members to also join the national associations most relevant to their business.

FMI – The Food Industry Association

As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain.

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The National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association’s (NGA) mission is to ensure independent, community-focused retailers and wholesalers the opportunity to succeed and better serve the consumer through its policies, advocacy, programs and services.

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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) advances a pro-patient and pro-pharmacy agenda. For the ultimate benefit of the consumers served by NACDS members, the mission of NACDS is to advance the interests and objectives of the chain community pharmacy industry, by fostering its growth and promoting its role as a provider of healthcare services and consumer products.

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Key federal legislative and regulatory issues include:

  • Country of Origin Labeling
  • Data Security
  • Food Safety and Modernization Act Implementation
  • GMO Labeling
  • Health Care Reform
  • Interchange/Swipe Fees
  • Menu Labeling
  • Overtime Rulemaking
  • Patent Trolls
  • SNAP Policy
  • Tax Reform
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