We are dedicated to advocating, educating, and elevating the interests of the Washington State independent grocers, convenience stores, and their suppliers.
Washington Food Industry Association (WFIA) supports and represents the neighborhood grocers, convenience and specialty retail stores, suppliers and distributors that make up the fabric of our communities in Washington State.
Independent community grocers in Washington State.
Local and independent convenience stores and specialty neighborhood stores that supply food staples, including micro-groceries, fuel stations and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.
Washington-based suppliers and distributors that support our local independent operators.
“No matter the scale of the issue in question, WFIA's leadership always finds the nuance behind the details, and they extract solutions like gems from a quarry.”
- Dan Alsaker at The Broadway Group
(Flying J Travel Plaza)
The goal of WFIA’s Group Retro Program services is to reduce the workers’ compensation premiums you pay to L&I. We specialize in administering workers' compensation Retrospective Rating (Retro) programs and have more experience than any other company in the state. Members of WFIA’s program pays an average of 15% less than other non-retro industry businesses!
WFIA holds several events throughout the years to celebrate our members, advocate for our interests and to connect communities.
Washington Food Industry Association is intimately involved and continuously engaged at all levels of government by participating in the process of legislation, regulation and politics. WFIA works to provide timely, credible and proven effective representation on issues directly impacting the grocery and convenience store industries.
Washington Food Industry Association membership is open to all industry retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, & suppliers in Washington State.Legislative Priorities
Since 1899, the Washington Food Industry Association has proudly supported the independent grocery and convenience industry and its suppliers in Washington State.Our History
The WFIA Educational Foundation (WFIAEF) provides scholarships to WFIA members and their employees for educational courses, conferences and seminars.Learn More