Announcements

Where Did NYC Supermarkets Go?

PDF Format: nyags-where-did-nyc-supermarkets-go-11-4-2016 Where Did NYC Supermarkets Go? To paraphrase Peter, Paul, and Mary: “Gone to graveyards everyone, Oh, when will they ever learn? (http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/peter+paul+mary/where+have+all+the+flowers+gone_20107752.html) Proposal: The need for an aggressive public policy of supermarket growth and retention The NY Times is out this morning with a story that they periodically come back to: the phenomenon […]

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Empire State Development Announces Public Hearing on Fresh Direct Relocation Plan

There is no real way of knowing how this project will ultimately affect the community and environment around it. NYAGS stands in opposition to ESD’s plan in order to protect the interests of New York’s brick and mortar grocers.

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NYAGS Announces Support for the NYC Save Our Stores Coalition

COMMUNITY MEETING ON JUNE 5th at 555 WEST 157th STREET @ 7pm The New York Association of Grocery Stores (NYAGS) is a coalition of local New York City grocers fighting to stay alive as special interest and big chains continue to encroach on the businesses our families have maintained for decades. Today, NYAGS announces its […]

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Sales Taxes and Cigarettes

Lately, there has been some attention on the city and state’s loss of sales tax revenue because of the use of a cash register called a zapper. Apparently, these zapper devices make the sale disappear, eliminating all traces of a tax being owed. Well, we know what really makes the sale disappear when it comes to cigarettes-and the buttlegging of non-taxed smokes zaps New York’s small stores as well as the municipal treasury.

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Take Action Now!

To some, Fresh Direct may be a good idea in theory, but is clouded in controversy. The online grocer plans to use about $130 million in tax breaks and grants from the City, State and Federal governments, by claiming that the move will create jobs and other benefits for the Bronx community. Not only is […]

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