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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.


NSA Hosts Lunch with U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James “Wally” Brewster


New York, NY --- The National Supermarket Association (NSA) recently held a lunch with US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, James ‘Wally’ Brewster to discuss issues of high importance to its members. The lunch was hosted at the exclusive Metropolitan Club in midtown New York. NSA was well-represented with the majority of former Presidents, including its founder, Mr. Eligio Pena who flew from North Carolina for this much-anticipated discussion.

In attendance were: Rudy Fuertes, NSA President; Alex Guzman, Vice President; Manny Diaz, Treasurer; Frank Feliz Zapata, Board Secretary; Pedro Goico, Secretary of Finance; Jose Luis Almonte, David Corona, Ruben Luna Jr. and Ms. Jenny Jorge. NSA distinguished members Sammy Collado, Ruben Luna and Miguel Quezada were also present. Past Presidents included Mr. Eligio Pena, Mariano Diaz, Nelson Eusebio, Pablo Espinal and William Rodriguez. NSA Executive Director also attended and assisted in coordinating the luncheon with the Ambassador and his staff.

Board member Jenny Jorge, who also chairs the 2015 Gala Committee, extended the Ambassador an invitation to join us on Saturday, November 14th at the NSA’s 26th annual Gala to be held at the Marriott Marquis - Times Square in New York City (Save the Date).  

Ambassador Brewster was joined by Ms. Carmela Mammas, Director of the New York U.S. Export Assistance Center of the Commercial Service and Peter Sexton, Senior International Trade Specialist from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Ambassador was also joined by his Special Assistant Kabeer Parwani and Kenneth Broder who was also the moderator of the gathering.

Special guests included highly-respected Dominican attorney Ramón Antonio (Negro) Veras and businessmen Felix “Felito” Garcia.

At the end of the conversation, NSA President Rudy Fuertes presented Ambassador Brewster with the NSA pin, which is exclusive to NSA Board and Members.

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NSA apoya a Pedro Martínez en Cooperstown


Cooperstown, NY 

La Asociación Nacional de Supermercados (NSA) estuvo presente en la ceremonia donde Pedro Martínez fue exaltado al Salón de la Fama junto a los jugadores Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson

La NSA estuvo representada por su fundador, Don Eligio Peña y su esposa, quienes viajaron desde Carolina del Norte para tan importante evento. Además, le acompañó el recién nombrado Director Ejecutivo de la NSA, Haile Rivera

"Este es un momento muy importante para nosotros, como comunidad y como país. Hemos esperado 32 años para ver otro dominicano en el Salón de la Fama. Pedro es un orgullo nuestro y como bien lo expresó, también es una fuente de esperanza para nuestros jóvenes. Estamos aquí hoy porque es un compromiso moral que tenemos cada uno de nosotros con uno de los nuestros”, expresó Don Eligio Peña antes de empezar la ceremonia. 

La ceremonia, la cual se realiza cada año al aire libre en el Clark Sports Center de esta ciudad, contó con una presencia masiva de dominicanos que viajaron de muchos Estados con su bandera tricolor en la mano para apoyar al astro de la pelota y quien ha sido caracterizado como un orgullo nacional de la República Dominicana. Algunos también no podían contener su alegría de este acontecimiento histórico y como es muy de costumbre dominicana, tenían sus güiras y tambores para ‘la gran fiesta de Pedro El Grande’

"Nos sentimos muy orgullosos de Pedro y siempre contará con nuestro apoyo incondicional. La NSA es su casa y él lo sabe. Aquí el tiene más de 400 hermanas y hermanos”, expresó Rudy Fuertes, Presidente de la NSA.

Estuvieron presentes centenares de organizaciones deportivas, culturales, sociales y políticas. Entre algunas de las personalidades presentes estuvieron el presentador y productor de Telenoticias/Telesitema 11 en República Dominicana Roberto Cavada; el destacado dentista Dominicano Dr. Teodoro Regus del Centro Dental Dominicano y así como  el Licenciado Luis Mejía Oviedo, presidente del Comité Olímpico Dominicano. También estuvieron delegaciones de la Secretaria de Turismo, funcionarios del gobierno Dominicano y los partidos Dominicanos PLD, PRM, PRSC, y PRD entre otros. 

"Pedro Martínez ha puesto a la República Dominicana en otro nivel. Con solo poner el escudo Dominicano en su traje nos deja saber que nunca se ha olvidado de donde viene. No importa el éxito ni la fama que ha podido tener, el nunca pierde la oportunidad de mencionar su agradecimiento por los EE.UU. pero su amor por su país de origen”, afirmó Haile Rivera, Director Ejecutivo de la NSA.

En la gala del 2014 cuando la NSA celebró su 25 aniversario, Pedro Martínez  asistió como el invitado de honor.

"Esta ha sido la ceremonia más emotiva para mí, la más significativa. Por eso quise dejar un mensaje completo y claro: Que nosotros sí podemos alcanzar las metas que nos propongamos”, concluyó Martínez.


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NSA TO AWARD MORE THAN $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

NSA Golf 2015NATIONAL SUPERMARKET ASSOCIATION CELEBRATED ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT “NSA CLASSIC” BENEFITING ITS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

WEST ORANGE, NJ, JUNE 2, 2015

NSA Golf 2015With the support of prominent corporate sponsors, the NSA celebrated its annual golf tournament titled “NSA Classic” benefiting its scholarship foundation.  The event took place at the exclusive Montclair Golf Club where golfers gather to support education.

Every year, the Scholarship Foundation of the NSA selects deserving students from the areas where its member’s supermarkets are located and invests in the education of those communities.

In the next few weeks the NSA Scholarship Committee will review the applications to select the students who will receive the scholarships at a ceremony-taking place in July 16 at Fordham University, Bronx Campus.  The scholarships are $1,000 per student; those with a GPA of 3.5 and more will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

BBCN Bank was the presenting sponsor of the tournament, followed by major sponsors Associated Supermarket Group, Anheuser Busch, CareConnect, Coca-Cola, and Wise Snacks.  The tournament was also sponsored by Altria, Bimbo Bakeries, Café Bustelo, Delta Airlines, Derle Farms, Frito Lay, Goya Foods, Hispanic Indoor Media, Inca Kola, Key Food, Krasdale, MillerCoors, Pepperidge Farm, Pepsi, Porky Products and Snapple.

In the last decade, with the support of its corporate sponsors, the Scholarship Foundation of the NSA has granted close to two million dollars in educational scholarships.

Founded in 1993, the Scholarship Foundation of the NSA is a non-for-profit organization with a 5o1c3 status.  Its mission is to provide scholarships to deserving students from the neighborhoods served by its member’s supermarkets to increase the number of college graduates in those areas.

Founded in 1989, the NSA is celebrating its XXVI anniversary this year.  The association represents the interest of independent supermarket owners from New York and other cities in the east coast of the United States and Florida. The association provides its members representation in the private and public sectors and advocates issues that impact the entire supermarket industry.

Current membership represents close to 400 supermarkets, the stores are located in predominantly minority neighborhoods.

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