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Peter Larkin

Biography

Peter Larkin has been President and CEO of the National Grocers Association (NGA) since 2010. NGA is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry, which represents more than $131 billion in annual domestic sales. He also serves as President of the NGA Research and Education Foundation. Peter is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (top trade association executives in the United States).

Prior to joining NGA, Peter established his own government relations consulting firm, Larkin Public Affairs, in 2008. From 1996 to 2007, he was President and CEO of the California Grocers Association (CGA). Peter also served as the President of the CGA Educational Foundation and as an officer of the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation (a for-profit subsidiary of CGA).

From 1989 to 1996, he was Vice President of State Government Relations and Environmental Affairs for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). Prior to FMI, Peter managed government and media relations programs for The Kroger Co. He also held similar positions with Philip Morris U.S.A. Before that, he served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Donald Mitchell (R-NY).


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On July 1, 2010, Peter Larkin became the president and chief executive officer of the National Grocers Association (NGA). NGA is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry, which represents more than $131 billion in annual domestic sales. He also serves as President of the NGA Research and Education Foundation. Peter is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (top trade association executives in the United States).

Prior to joining NGA, Peter established his own government relations consulting firm, Larkin Public Affairs, in 2008. From 1996 to 2007, he was President and CEO of the California Grocers Association (CGA). Peter also served as the President of the CGA Educational Foundation and as an officer of the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation (a for-profit subsidiary of CGA).

From 1989 to 1996, he was Vice President of State Government Relations and Environmental Affairs for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). Prior to FMI, Peter managed government and media relations programs for The Kroger Co. He also held similar positions with Philip Morris U.S.A. Before that, he served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Donald Mitchell (R-NY).
 

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