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    Founded in 1989, the NSA is a trade association that represents the interest of independent supermarket owners in New York and other states throughout the East coast.
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    Current membership represents approx. 400 supermarkets .
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    Most members are of Hispanic descent, and their stores are predominantly located in minority neighborhoods.
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    In the last decade, the NSA Scholarship Foundation has granted close to one million dollars in educational scholarships to deserving underprivileged students from neighborhoods served by our members.


By Hernando Ramirez-Santos, Abasto Magazine

The National Supermarket Association held in New York its NSA Trade Show 2019 with a new executive director, premiering a new exhibition floor layout, promoting Dominican products under the agreement “Marca País” and recognizing Goya Foods as the Company of the Year.

The NSA Show 2019 was held on August 28 at the Resorts World Casino in New York City, with nearly 300 local and international businesses attending the show. More than one thousand visitors walked the one day show to do business and learn about new food trends and offers that are in the market.

Just a month ago, in July, Elizabeth Peralta officially took her new role as NSA Executive Director. Since then, NSA’s president, William Rodríguez, entrusted her with the mission to create a new dynamic for the 2019 NSA Show.
“William Rodriguez has guided me with great words of advice, gave me wisdom and then he gave me freedom to work organizing the show and look what we achieved, probably the biggest show in our history, I know that we are already breaking records,” Peralta said in an interview with Abasto.

Amid a festive atmosphere, with the sound of Latin music in the background, the aisles of the NSA Trade Show 2019 exhibition hall were filled with merchants and business owners of Hispanic independent supermarkets in the New York area in search of offers and good business.

As every year, the association named the Company of the Year and in the NSA Trade Show 2019 they announced that Goya Foods has won the recognition and also got the title of the best stand of the trade show.

“We believe that this recognition by the NSA is a recognition of our relationship with our customers, with our consumers and especially about what we do on a social level. From last year we have donated more than 300 thousand tons of products in the United States to help low-income communities. It is a recognition of brand, effort and tradition,” said Jesús A. Rodríguez, Goya’s Head of Sales.

NSA’s president, William Rodríguez, in a message to the attendees, highlighted the presence of “Marca País” pavilion from the Dominican Republic, the Dominican consul in New York, Carlos Castillo and the support of Marcos De León, director of the CEI-RD, and Osmar Benítez, Dominican Ministry of Agriculture.



Published by Spectrum Noticias NY1 on June 26 2019

Dozens of small business owners gathered Wednesday in front of the mayor’s office to demonstrate against the proposal of the municipal government that would force these companies to offer paid vacations to their employees.

Under the bill, backed by the mayor of Blasio, small businesses must provide their workers with paid vacations for up to two weeks.

The merchants affirm that the measure will affect them economically and adds, as they claim, to the excessive expenses for regulations, taxes and fines that they must face in order to maintain themselves.

“The problem we have is that the City now wants to encourage us to give this privilege to the employees who work part time, and if we now have to pay two weeks of vacation to these young people, we can not do it. What we’re going to do is displace them with ‘full time workers’ which is worse for the youth, “said William Rodriguez, President of the National Supermarket Association.

“We are protesting against all the legislation that is happening against today’s small merchants and us, it is very difficult for us to survive in New York City,” added the businessman.

According to the businessmen, the costly and complicated regulations, as well as the increase in income, have been the cause of the increase in the closing of small businesses.

To read the original article click here.


On behalf of the NSA Board of Directors and the NSA Golf Committee we would like to inform that the NSA Golf Classic has been postponed due to flooding on the golf course.


We hope to see you all at Montclair Golf Club for this prestigious event benefiting the Scholarship Foundation of the NSA.