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Who We Serve

WFIA serves 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.

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Our Members Include

Independent Grocers

Independent community grocers in Washington State.

Convenience & Neighborhood Stores

Local and independent convenience stores and specialty neighborhood stores that supply food staples, including micro-groceries, fuel stations and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Suppliers & Distributors

Washington-based suppliers and distributors that support our local independent operators.

We are dedicated to advocating, educating, and elevating the interests of Washington State independent grocers, convenience stores, and their suppliers. We do this by providing: 

  • Strategic advocacy and relationship building with legislative members and state agencies to monitor and provide comments on pending rules and regulations.
  • Exceptional networking opportunities multiple times a year including our annual ConnectVendor-2-Retailer and Industry Awards Dinner,Industry Golf Tournaments, Best BaggerCompetition, and more.
  • Targeted member education & training including our free safety webinars that exceed state safety training requirements.
  • Professional development opportunities through The Washington Food Industry AssociationEducational Foundation (WFIAEF) scholarship program, which funds unique educational programs designed to elevate food industry employees to executive and leadership positions.
  • Discount programs and refund incentives including our popular Retro program. Our members can receive up to a 37% refund and pay an average of 15% less in upfront workers’ compensation premiums than other businesses.
  • Constant quality communication, including a monthly newsletter, regular webinars, legislative reports and updates, and industry action alerts.

Who We Are

WFIA is a non-profit, statewide trade association comprised of independent supermarkets, convenience stores, and their suppliers. WFIA's membership represents more than 70,000 stable, reliable jobs and $3 billion in wages. Our members generate approximately $3 billion in state and local taxes.

Located in Olympia, WFIA is one of the oldest trade associations. Since day one, it's been our goal to support and serve the community-focused grocers, convenience stores and suppliers in our beautiful state.

We are proud to say that we've stayed true to our goal for over 120 years and are recognized as industry leaders in areas of government, industry relations, and education.

WFIA Will Always Put You First

When you become a WFIA member, the WFIA staff is there for you - advocacy and support are always just an email and a phone call away. We work together to respond to emergency situations, to take legislative action, and to put your interests first!

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Join the WFIA Retro Program

We specialize in administering workers' compensation Retrospective Rating (Retro) programs and have more experience than any other company in the state.