IGA is an American chain of independently owned supermarkets across the U.S. and also operates in more than 30 countries.
Unlike the chain store business model, IGA operates as a franchise through stores that are owned separately from the brand. Many of these stores operate in small-town markets and belong to families that manage them. It was founded in the United States as the Independent Grocers Alliance. The headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois.
Each week, participating IGA stores check the prices on hundreds of everyday products against the major national supermarket chains and then match them for you. Their Price Match Promise means you can shop independently without breaking the bank. You’ll never pay more than you have to at IGA.
IGA was founded 1926 when a group of independent retailers in New York, and Connecticut, led by J. Frank Grimes, organized themselves into a single marketing system. Guidance from the IGA management came in the form of marketing and access to a consistent supply chain. After a few years, the company began making its own canned food brand.
By the end of its first year, the group had expanded to include more than 150 retailers. In 1930, there were over 8,000 grocery stores using the IGA name.
The company uses the "Hometown Proud Supermarkets" slogan. Today, many IGA grocery stores are still located in smaller cities and towns throughout the United States. The stores in the alliance remain independently owned and operated.
IGA is locking down low prices on hundreds of products in store. Look for the Lock next time you’re shopping to save on your favorite groceries, toiletries, household goods and deli. You can find the latest flyer with the best deals, specials and promotions, along with opening hours and a store location, at their website and at Tiendeo site and app.
IGA regularly coordinates promotional events and charity fundraising events that benefit store communities. IGA has join forces with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids in which they help to take better choices for children and their families beginning with awareness of opportunities and for overall well-being, yes, but also of the “hard to talk about” issues that can derail a healthy and happy lifestyle. IGA helps to provide answers and resources for families struggling with substance use in your community and across the nation.