Member Benefits

The Vermont Retail and Grocers Association has partnered with the organizations below after careful consideration and review. VRGA believes the organizations can offer superior customer service along with considerable savings to member businesses.

VRGA Premier Partnerships


Business Owner’s and Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Vermont Retail & Grocers Association is pleased to endorse a comprehensive insurance portfolio of business owner’s insurance as well as, worker’s compensation through Acadia Insurance. Participating members can earn dividends when the group meets targeted loss ratios. It is available from agents statewide through The Richards Group, 800-222-6016 or  click here for a list of Vermont Agents and Agencies.
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PayData and Noyle Johnson Group Workers Compensation - Learn more >>
Health Insurance                                                                        
Beginning in 2014, small businesses under 50 employees can purchase their health insurance through Vermont Health Connect. If you would like to use the services of a broker, please contact The Richards Group/Thomas Insurance at 1-800-639-5130 or email. Be sure to mention you are a member of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association when enrolling in the plan. Richards Group/Thomas Insurance is VRGA's preferred broker for group health insurance offerings.
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Delta Dental Insurance Program                               
VRGA has teamed up with Northeast Delta Dental to offer three competitively priced dental plans. All are offered on a voluntary basis and do not have minimum enrollments.
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Credit-Debit Card Processing                                                                        

VRGA knows that members get bombarded with credit card processing offers on a daily basis. That is why we took our time and sourced out the best possible partnership. Retail Council Services Corp. (RCSC) offers members one of the industry's most competitively priced processing services for your customer credit and debit card transactions.  RCSC has saved VRGA members as much as 40% on their processing!

When you join VRGA’s program through RCSC, you’ll receive your choice of either a free EMV card reader for your smartphone or tablet (or a Bluetooth reader for $50) OR an EMV, Contactless Pay countertop terminal for $50 ($500 value)! RCSC also offers VEND point-of-sale (POS) software, Lavu POS for restaurants and bars, E-commerce and ATMs.

Contact Carly, Nicholl or Michele at (800) 442-3589 or VRGA@retailcouncilnys.com for your free, no-obligation savings analysis. You can also upload your statements at www.rcscusa.com/save.
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National Retail Federation                                                                          
As part of a partnership between the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association and NRF, eligible* members receive complimentary membership to NRF. As a member, you have exclusive access to a number of benefits including the latest industry news and trends, important updates about how policies in Washington affect your business, networking opportunities, and discounts to NRF events. If you are a VRGA member and are ready to sign up for FREE membership with NRF, click here to see if you’re eligible!
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*members must be a retailer who operates exclusively or primarily in the state of Vermont

National Grocers Association                                                                  
The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. The independent grocery sector is accountable for close to one percent of the nation's overall economy and is responsible for generating $131 billion in sales, 944,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $27 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers, state grocers associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers. For more information about NGA, visit www.nationalgrocers.org.
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Payroll Processing                                                                                  

PayData is a Vermont company offering an easy and economical payroll service to VRGA member businesses. Services include payroll checks, tax filings, reports, new hire reporting and more. PayData offers VRGA members a discount on their regular fees as well as, a Pay As You Go Worker’s Compensation Program.
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Staples Copy & Print                                                                                
VRGA members receive exclusive discounts of 20% or more on print and promotional products. They also have access to seven retail stores throughout Vermont and local, in-person account management to consult on your specific print needs with savings and efficiency recommendations.

For more information on the VRGA Staples Copy & Print program, contact: Lauren Lautenschlager, Staples Copy & Print Account Manager: Lauren.lautenschlager@staples.com or call 802-899-4125
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Coupon Redemption                                                                           
This VRGA service allows retailers to obtain reimbursement for manufacturers coupons by submitting them to our partner, Grocers Coupon Service without the necessity of sorting.
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