Independent Grocers:

The Future of Employee Training is Here

About Us

As the voice of the independent, the National Grocers Association has provided education and learning options for our members through our wide array of collection of educational conferences, events and research for over 29 years. As we look to the future, and continue to build on these offerings finding ways to make them more accessible to our retail members nationwide, we are proud to present a new, convenient learning resource for you and your employees: The N.G.A. Online Training and Education Center.

The N.G.A. Online Training and Education Center is a people development organization supported by The Coca-Cola Company. As an educational organization, it serves more than 40 companies with blended training programs that include 175+ industry-specific online courses divided into nine different libraries. The N.G.A. Online Training and Education Center also provides retailers and associations with their own branded online corporate universities.

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Our libraries are a continually expanding selection of online certification courses specialized in the core aspects of the supermarket and food retail industry. Our courses are developed in conjunction with industry experts, affiliate faculty and staff to meet the needs of retailers worldwide.
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New Courses

Cashier 4 – Process Payment: Payment Cards

Payment cards are one of the most common payment types accepted by retailers. Although payment cards look similar from one to the next, the technology used to transfer payment data may vary. Since payment cards are a popular choice for your customers, you’ll need to be familiar with these differences. In this course, you’ll learn the proper way to process payment cards and any accompanying errors.

Cashier 3 – Process Payment: Cash & Check

One of the main responsibilities of a cashier is accepting payment for a customer’s order. There are multiple forms of payment, referred to as tender, which are widely accepted. Two of the most common payment types are cash and check. Individually, they each have specific attributes which makes them a popular choice for your customers. Unfortunately, their wide acceptance in food retail also makes them prone to theft and fraud. In this course, you’ll learn the proper way to process cash and check payments, while protecting your store from theft and fraud.

Bakery Clerk 5 – Merchandising

Merchandising is the practice of selecting products that will attract customers, while pricing and promoting items in ways that will encourage sales. In this course you will learn how to familiarize yourself with the varieties of display equipment, packaging and signage. You will learn how products are labeled and stocked.

Bakery Clerk 4 – Product Knowledge

One of the most important responsibilities you have as a bakery clerk is understanding the products in your department. Product knowledge helps you to maintain product freshness, ensure quality and extend the shelf life of items. When customers come to you with questions about items such as cakes, pies, bread, and rolls, you will be able to provide them with well-informed answers. In this course, you will learn about bakery products, shelf life, storage and preparation suggestions.