The Neighborhood Market Association
As the “Voice for the food, beverage and petroleum industry” since 1910, NMA is a multi-state trade association representing thousands of retailers.
As the years pass, I look on with amazement to see how this organization has grown. I came to NMA with a fair amount of both hope and idealism. With the belief that our job in the community does not stop at memberships, but starts. I can proudly say that these beliefs were not conceived in vain. It is a pleasure to call myself the President and CEO of NMA because of the virtues we uphold. There is no doubt that with an association the size of ours, it is quite easy to stray from the original goals set upon founding.
– Mark Arabo, President
The NMA is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to empowering independent retailers all throughout California, Nevada, Arizona and the West Coast.
Join us for events such as tradeshows or our annual banquets and golf tournaments. Members gain the opportunity to meet and network with each other.
NMA Vendor Program
NMA is here to serve all independent retailers. NMA strongly believes that independent retailers are the cornerstones of the entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about our program.
Our retailers have been the foundations for this association since its inception. NMA prides itself on the standard that our retailers set. This standard is propagated through quality service towards the customer and community involvement.
Our retailers are not simply concerned by margin of profit, but by the well being of the community. Because we believe that if our retailers help the immediate area develop and grow, financial success will take care of itself. We seek to help facilitate our member retailer’s long-term development.
NMA believes in protecting and serving the interests of our retailers through relations with government on a local, state, and nationwide level. We represent the independent stores who’s clout cannot readily be served in terms of favorable legislation.Individually, the influence of retailers is fractured and without the strength necessary to push for fundamental change and benefits in the government. But collectively the influence of our retailers is immeasurable.
It is imperative for the growth of both retailer and NMA to foster a more competitive business environment between our independent retailers and larger stores or chains. We believe an integral balance must be struck between independent owners and big box stores. Any attempts to overtake members of NMA will be met with swift response by our resources readily available.
Protection for our members is key for the success of individual retailers. We grant members with all the necessary signage and paperwork required by law to operate. NMA takes pride in knowing that all of our members are fully compliant in law and code. We also provide FREE ABC Lead Training in our offices once every quarter exclusively for our members. In addition, we offer Anti-Money Laundering assistance in our office for those who cash checks, sell money orders, and wire money.
NMA takes pride in the role that our members have with the community. It is of paramount importance within this organization to make sure that our members have an understanding as to the issues facing our close knit body of businesses. Our work does not stop at NMA member stores. We provide outreach in various forms to the local communities surrounding members businesses.