Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) members are advocating congressional approval of the Restoring Investment in Improvements Act, which would address tax reform and payments.
“The single most effective means for educating new and established congressional offices about challenges grocers face with payments and the crucial need for tax reform corrections is for our members to meet face to face with their representatives and directly relay their firsthand experiences,” Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI president and CEO, said. “Nothing compares to the power of grocers authentically sharing how policy decisions affect their business operations, their 4.8 million employees and their customers.”
The NGA’s leadership’s said with a new majority in Congress and important issues such as payment security and the retail glitch likely to come up for debate, it is vital Main Street grocers engage in the political process.
“I thank everyone who took time to leave their businesses and come to Washington, D.C., to take part in face-to-face conversations with their elected officials,” Peter Larkin, president and CEO of NGA, said. “By taking part in the legislative process, grocers can ensure their voices have been heard and their members of Congress have a better understanding of how their actions impact the bottom line.”