Object ID 000249
Object Name Independent Grocers Alliance sign
Object Desc Red, yellow, blue and black metal IGA sign on a badge shaped disk. Features image of an eagle.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000215
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords signs,Independent Grocers Alliance,advertising,grocery stores,business signs,
Title Independent Grocers Alliance sign
Description Red, yellow, blue and black metal IGA sign on a badge shaped disk. Features image of an eagle.
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Place of Origin
Maker Details 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. IGA was started in May 1926 when a group of 100 independent retailers in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Sharon, Connecticut, led by J. Frank Grimes, organized themselves into a single marketing system. In 1930 there were over 8,000 grocery stores using the IGA name.
Date FEB 11,2013
Summary Very Good
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes No major problems.