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

Deli Clerk 9 – Food Service

Party platters and holiday meals are popular catering services offered through many deli departments. In addition to catering, some stores also offer another type of food service — an in-store restaurant. In this course, you’ll learn about the types of catering available, and the role you’ll play in selling, processing and filling an order. You’ll also learn how your in-store restaurant attracts customers to your store.

Bakery Clerk 1 – Equipment

Before learning about cooking techniques and bakery products, it is imperative that you first learn how to keep the bakery department safe and hygienic. It’s vital that you learn correct operations techniques and abide by your store’s equipment safety and sanitation guidelines. As a bakery clerk, you will familiarize yourself with the equipment you are going to operate in order not to harm yourself, your co-workers or customers.

Bakery Clerk 2 – Maintenance

As a bakery clerk, it is important to know the maintenance and sanitation procedures of workspace areas. Keeping workspaces clean and orderly is a crucial part of ensuring employees’ and customers’ safety and helping the bakery department to produce quality products. Display and storage areas, located within the bakery department of your store, showcase and store a wide array of products. In this course, you’ll learn about storage, preparation, display areas, work and maintenance procedures in the bakery department.