Strategic Partners

FMS is an NGA Preferred Partner

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. Also represented are affiliated associations, manufacturers, and service suppliers, as well as other entrepreneurial companies that support NGA’s Mission and Philosophy.

The Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) was founded in 1926, bringing together independent grocers across the United States to ensure that the trusted, family-owned local grocery store remained strong in the face of growing chain competition.

Today, that entrepreneurial family business spirit is alive and well, and communities across the U.S. are being served by second, third and even fourth generation independent IGA retailers. And IGA is expanding across the globe, as well; IGA’s Hometown Proud stores can now be found all around the world.

In a time of cookie-cutter chains, IGA stores stand out as distinctively unique, just like the communities they serve. Stop in your local IGA and experience shopping the IGA way—with a promise of neighborly service from people you know and trust.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG)— is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962, which continues to be a collaborative community, equipping and enabling independent, franchised and specialty grocers for sustainable success. CFIG is the strong and united voice for the independent grocery retailers to Industry and Government across Canada. CFIG also provides programs that support operational excellence while fostering solid relationships among retailers, distributors and suppliers.

Fintech® offers a OneSource® solution with a suite of products and services that assist you with managing your beverage alcohol business. These products are fueled by the collection of purchasing data through electronic invoice fulfillment. Fintech provides Insight into purchasing habits and product cost, Resolution through reconciliation, purchase order and credit tools, and a highway for the seamless Exchange of Data. Fintech is the leading electronic funds transfer (EFT) provider, compliant and available for use in all fifty states. Servicing thousands of distributors and retailers nationwide, Fintech processes more than half a million invoices weekly, representing $23 billion in payments annually. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

* A U.S. Chamber of Commerce Best Business of the Year winner

Distribution Canada Inc. (dci) was formed as a buying group for “Independent Canadian Grocers” in 1981. To date, membership has grown to include independent grocers, small grocery chains, wholesalers/distributors, and C-store chains. Collectively members / shareholders operate thousands of retail outlets with combined annual retail sales in the Billions.

dci is a national organization of independent retailers that foster collaborative selling relationships between its shareholders, manufacturers, and key stakeholders in the Canadian grocery industry.

BRdata is a leading provider of end-to-end enterprise software solutions for the grocery retail and wholesale industry. BRdata Cloud services include dashboards, basket analysis, financials, item movement, customer loyalty, digital coupons, loss prevention, production planning, and meat grind-log tracking. BRdata Collect is an easy, affordable, online shopping/e-commerce solution that supports over 6,500 installations through 2,500 customers, and over 100,000 app users.

Since its founding in 1967, STCR has grown and changed with the industry.Our dedication to independent grocers, specialty food stores, ethnic food stores, natural/organic grocers and food co-ops has allowed us to understand the unique needs and challenges faced by our clients. We have developed smart solutions to help stores run more efficiently.Our customer is the independent grocer. We recognize that independent grocers do not always have the resources and/or time to support their technology. At STCR, we are in business to do just that. Our premier business partnership with Toshiba has enabled us to give our clients throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and around the world the best products and service on the market today.With the 24/7 customer support we offer our clients, implementing and using our systems is easier than ever before.

210 Analytics helps FMS’ clients make operational, financial and tactical decisions with greater confidence through marketing research and data-centric marketing strategies. Shopper insights, workplace surveys or food retailing speeches, 210 Analytics presents results in easy-to-understand and impactful ways. Contact: Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal Ph: 210.651.2719

FMS Solutions has partnered with MyHRConcierge as a means to give grocers even more tools they need to stay up to date and compliant with today’s complex labor laws. FMS services over 3,500 independent grocery locations with accounting and payroll software and services, industry best practices, and benchmarking. MyHRConcierge provides workforce management services that allow business owners to focus on growing their business, rather than getting bogged down with HR Management.

This official partnership will give hundreds of independent grocers the opportunity to connect with MyHRConcierge’s suite of HR solutions. Participating retailers will now have access to affordable, best-in-class HR support to help them navigate complex state and federal labor laws.

Headquartered in Washington DC, The Food Partners is the nation’s preeminent investment banking firm to the food industry. TFP provides merger, acquisition and divestiture services, private placements of debt and equity capital, financial restructuring, strategic advisory and loan portfolio services. Clients represent all segments of the food chain and include input, processing, manufacturing, distribution and retail companies as well as the most prominent capital sources to the food industry. TFP’s principals serve clients from the Washington DC office and across the nation.

Money Network, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Data, now Fiserv. The award-winning electronic payroll delivery solutions, Money Network® Service, helps simplify and optimize payroll delivery and reduce administration costs with our electronic payroll delivery service, while making it easier for workers to receive their wages electronically and manage their finances.

Founded in 1950, the Oregon Health Care Association (OHCA) improves the lives of seniors and people with disabilities by promoting quality long term care in Oregon. A nonprofit, OHCA is the largest long term care trade association in Oregon, representing more than 1,000 organizations and 90 percent of long term care providers in the state.