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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.


Queens, New York   The National Supermarkets Association (NSA), launched NSA Cares, a new campaign to highlight the commitment and approach of the organization with the different communities served by its members.

"NSA Cares is an initiative of the NSA which seeks to strengthen our commitment to the community serve by our members. NSA Cares also provide opportunities for our members, together with various nonprofit organizations, can contribute to the growth and development of the community and as a result, our great City and State of New York,"  according to Rudy Fuertes, NSA President.

The NSA provides supports many activities and events in the community, either through financial donations or products from its supermarkets. Each year, the NSA provides scholarships to deserving students. This year, the NSA distributed nearly $130,000 in scholarships. Since it was established, the NSA Foundation has already awarded more than $2 million in scholarships.

During November, the NSA also provides free turkeys to thousands of low-income families in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island.

Every Christmas, members of the NSA hold a members’-only event where they raise funds to help purchase toys to distribute in January (for Three Kings Day), to over 4,000 thousands children who live in extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic.

"This institution has always had a commitment to our community since its inception. Our members are people who have sacrificed everything in order to become successful people today and understand that they have a moral commitment to the community where their business, " said Haile Rivera, Executive Director who was charged by its President Rudy Fuertes, with the task of establishing a corporate social responsibility program for the NSA when he joined the institution in June.

With this initiative, the National Association of Supermarket join organizations like the NBA, Microsoft, Google, Walt Disney Company, Apple and Colgate who have similar programs.

"I commend the Board, its Chairman Rudy Fuertes and Executive Director for this excellent initiative. When we decided to establish the NSA in 1989, we were very aware that part of our mission was to help our community. NSA Cares is an initiative that I support and a very timely with this new directive seeks to improve the organization and emphasize that we are active partners in our communities,”  said Eligio Peña, who founded the NSA twenty-six years ago.

The NSA, established in 1989 by Mr.  Peña and other supermarket owners, is the only organization established to defend the independent supermarkets in the United States. The NSA already has more than 400 supermarkets from New York to Florida, including the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

For more details on NSA Cares, visit www.nsacares.org


Queens, New York (Remolacha.net) — La Asociación Nacional de Supermercados (o NSA por sus siglas en inglés) hizo de conocimiento público la fecha de su muy anticipada gala anual la cual se realizará el Sábado 14 de noviembre en los lujosos salones del Marriott Marquis en Times Square de Nueva York.

La gala, la cual es conocida como uno de los principales eventos de la ciudad, espera unas 1,500 personas entre ellos los dueños de supermercados, corporaciones, oficiales electos, líderes comunitarios, religiosos y empresariales, educadores y dignitarios.

“Nos sentimos muy orgullosos del enorme apoyo que recibimos de nuestros amigos de cada sector, tanto las corporaciones como líderes de varios sectores. Cada año, tenemos que ampliar el espacio y este año no es la excepción ya que queremos asegurar que asistan la mayor cantidad de amigas y amigos posible. Esta es una oportunidad para compartir con nuestros miembro – incluyendo nuestros fundadores – y disfrutar de una noche de música, baile y hermandad. Este año vamos a tener varias sorpresas y desde ante mano les exhortamos a todos para que reserven sus sillas con anticipación,” expresó Rudy Fuertes, Presidente de la NSA.

Según Fuertes, la gala de este año asegura ser un éxito ya que cuenta con un comité organizador, encabezado por la destacada empresaria Jenny Jorge el cual es “muy dinámico, diverso y muy comprometido con asegurar que los presentes disfruten de una noche para recordar.”

Haile Rivera, Director Ejecutivo y quien ya cuenta con una vasta experiencia organizando eventos aseguró “que nuestra gala se ha destacado como única y no es para dejar que otros les cuenten de lo que se perdió.”
Los organizadores informaron que próximamente estarán anunciando el artista seleccionado ya que aún están considerando opciones. Además, Rivera adelantó que este año la gala tendrá ‘un toque muy diferente’ pero no ofreció más detalles por el momento.

Para reservaciones, deben comunicarse con Rivera al 718-747-2860 ext. 301 o: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, the National Supermarket Association held its 6th annual Trade Show with a record number of exhibitors and attendees at the Resorts World Casino in Flushing, Queens, NYC.

This year, the trade show had a historic 110 exhibitors, including Thayer Metro, Goya, Inca Kola, United Food Bands (UFB), Pepsi and Delta Airlines.

“We appreciate the support of our business partners who attended and offered GREAT deals to our members. This year’s event surpassed our goals. The day of the trade show we still had companies trying to participate and not be left out. We could not have done it without the support of the companies, our Board of Directors, our staff, volunteers and most importantly, our members and their team of managers and supervisors who attended the event in record numbers,” stated Rudy Fuertes, President of the NSA.

The NSA was also honored to have the presence of Mr. Eligio Peña, the founder of the organization and one of the most prominent Latino businessman in the United States. Mr. Peña, who operated the first supermarket in New York City, was welcomed by many "viejos amigos" in the industry. “When we started NSA, we never imagined it would be what it is today. I continue to trust on the growing membership of the institution that began meeting in basements twenty five years ago. This is a very moving experience for me and I congratulate the current President Rudy Fuertes and his leadership team for taking the NSA to a new level.”

In addition to the great deals and offers available for the members, the trade show also offered attendees a workshop on customer service presented by Pearson Training & Consulting. The second workshop was on the Affordable Healthcare Act, which was presented by CareConnect.

“Throughout the year, we were meeting with companies weekly to make sure that our members were offered the best deal during the trade show. Our staff, including our Board of Directors, were instrumental in making this event a success. We adopted a teamwork approach and at the end of the day, the results speak for themselves,” stated Alex Guzman, Board Vice President and Chair of the 2014 Trade Show.

Lastly, over $10,000 in prizes were raffled off to the exhibitors and members, including a trip for two to the Caribbean Islands (courtesy of United Food Brands) and airplane tickets to the Caribbean or Mexico (courtesy of Delta Airlines) and a Mountain Bike (courtesy of Rockstar Energy Drink & Pepsi).

This year’s main sponsors were El Diario, La Mega, Telemundo and Thayer Metro/LS&M Marketing.

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