Independent Grocers Urge Swipe Fee Reform, End to Anticompetitive Tactics From Major Card Networks

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, called on lawmakers to fix the “broken” U.S. card payments system and stem the rising tide of swipe fees that compound the impact of inflation and cost merchants and consumers billions of dollars annually.

Independent Grocers Laud Congress Members for Opposing Swipe Fee Increases

National Grocers Association (NGA) President and CEO Greg Ferrara wrote a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), and U.S. Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Beth Van Duyne (R-TX), thanking them for their bipartisan, bicameral efforts to implore Visa and Mastercard to forego planned April 2022 swipe fee rate increases on merchants.