Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
VRGA creates a unified voice for its engaged membership to influence legislation through lawmaker and public education. Our benefits are fundamental to our members’ economic success and to their positive community impact.
Making the McDonalds Dream More Accessible - For Vermonters and Beyond
McDonald’s/Vermont has a proud history- going back decades to our first restaurant in the Green Mountain State to where we are today: 26 restaurants from Brattleboro to South Burlington and nearly 2,000 employees statewide from crew person to IT Manager to Regional Supervisor and beyond. Our employees are diverse across the spectrum- age, race, background, etc.- with each and person playing an important role in our success.
Agri-Cycle Energy: Food Full Circle
Vermont is the only state in the nation to ban all food scraps from landfills, (some states require partial bans). Since the law went into effect in 2020, 46 haulers have stepped up to the plate to help Vermont businesses manage their food scraps. Agri-Cycle works with hundreds of partners throughout the Northeast, making it the premier organics hauling company in the region. Our unique model is a fusion of Maine’s independent farming tradition and energy innovation. Waste collection is a critical component: Agri-Cycle brings food full circle.
Smith's Grocery: As Local As It Gets
Some people say that if you want to truly experience Vermont, you’ve got to head up northeast. While we love every corner of the state, we’ll admit that there are some jaw dropping vistas in the NEK. Beyond the scenery, there’s also a fantastic third generation family store that we can’t get enough of. Smith’s Grocery is located in the town of Greensboro Bend, just a short skip off of Vermont 16.