Tough act to follow

Mathews, Ryan
October 2005
Progressive Grocer;10/15/2005, Vol. 84 Issue 15, p98
Trade Publication
This article looks at the accomplishments of Thomas Haggai as chairman and CEO of Independent Grocers Alliance Inc. (IGA). From the beginning, Haggai had what at first was most charitably described as a vision of IGA as an international player. When Haggai took over IGA, it was failing in the U.S. and barely on speaking terms with IGA Canada, which had bolted the fold years before Haggai came on the scene. IGA boasts that it enjoys aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $21 billion per year, rung through the registers of over 4,000 independent supermarkets worldwide.


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