The mission of Kentucky Grocers and Convenience Store Association is to promote and advance the common interests of companies engaged in the manufacture, distribution, or sale of groceries, motor fuels, and consumer convenience products in the commonwealth.  



The objectives of the KGCSA are to:
1) Provide effective representation to government and advocate on behalf of its membership.
2) Support and strengthen the grocery and convenience store industry by providing members with educational resources, networking opportunities, and keeping members informed.
3) Serve as a credible information source on behalf of the industry.  


Member Benefits

Government and Regulatory Affairs

The Kentucky Grocers & Convenience Store Association is a strong voice for the food and convenience store industry. As the saying goes, “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” KGCSA is active in maintaining relationships with legislators, regulatory and government officials. Over the years, the Association has played a role in the egg consolidation law, WIC regulations and more. KGCSA keeps members informed about legislative issues at the state and federal level affecting their businesses.



Expand your network through involvement with KGCSA! Connect with grocers, c-store operators, wholesalers, bottlers and distributors from across the commonwealth.


Product Recalls

Stay up-to-date with product recall information important to your store! Kentucky Grocers & Convenience Store Association passes on product recall information as a courtesy to KGCSA members. This information is provided to KGCSA by the Kentucky Food Safety Branch.


Association Health Plan

KGCSA membership provides access to quality Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant group health insurance underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. If you are an employer with fewer than 50 employees, the KGCSA bona fide association program through Anthem allows your business to be considered part of a large group and may possibly deliver lower rates for your business. Even larger employer groups over 50 have the opportunity to obtain substantial savings!


Workers’ Compensation

The endorsed KGCSA Workers’ Comp Program has been specifically designed for the needs of local grocery and convenience stores. In partnership with the Kentucky Retail Federation Self Insurers Fund and under management by CCMSI, this program is home-grown and locally administered with adjusters and claims personnel who live and work in Kentucky.


Coupon Processing Program

Why waste valuable time sorting, counting, tallying and tracking multiple coupon shipments and amounts due to your store from manufacturers? The KGCSA coupon processing program does all this and you simply receive ONE check or Direct Deposit for ALL your coupons!


Check Verification

CHECKredi’s Check Verification service helps to eradicate instances of check fraud. Whether you are a single store operator in need of a proven check collections program or a statewide retailer in search of the latest check processing platforms, like electronic check conversions (ECC), you can count on CHECKredi for results that exceed expectations.

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kgcsa is excited to unveil the newly-rebranded ribbon sponsor program...

Partner with the Kentucky Grocers & Convenience Store Association in advancing the industry. Premier sponsorship of KGCSA is an opportunity to support Kentucky’s grocery and convenience industry through financial support of the association. The sponsorship guide linked below is designed to help you find a level of sponsorship that best suits your organization.

About KGCSA Premier Sponsorship

Premier sponsorship provides an opportunity for leading companies within Kentucky’s grocery and convenience store industry to advance the association through additional financial support. Generous funding provided by sponsors allow the association to effectively advocate for and promote the industry in both the halls of the capitol and across the commonwealth.

New this year, is the opportunity to advertise in the association’s newsletter, KGCSA E-News, which hits members’ inboxes six times a year (every-other month). Newsletter advertising packages also include advertisement exposure on KGCSA’s new website, www.kgcsa.com. Premier sponsorship allows you to be an advertiser in KGCSA E-News and on the website as part of your year-long sponsorship package. However, this advertising opportunity, along with advertising in the KGCSA magazine Check Us Out published twice a year, are also available a la carte. Please see the premier sponsorship guide for details. 

Whether you’re a retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer or supplier, you can find a premier sponsorship level that fits your needs. A la carte advertising options allow you to further customize your sponsorship package, should you wish.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Rowlette, KGCSA director of communications at srowlette@kgcsa.com or 502-696-9153.

Please submit contracts to the KGCSA office via mail, fax or email. 

340 Democrat Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

Email: Stacy Wallace, swallace@kgcsa.com

Fax: 502-875-1595