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         Missouri Grocers Association    

Ozark Empire Grocers Association (OEGA) was formed in 1950 by retail grocers in order to create a platform where member retailers could come together to share marketing information, enjoy fraternal and benevolent activities, promote legislative and regulatory information affecting the grocery industry, keep the public informed of food related issues and process manufacturer coupons for retailers.

OEGA continues with the same mission today, representing retailers in promoting the grocery industry in Southwest Missouri. In addition to representing grocery retailers and convenience store operators, OEGA now counts as members the many vendors and suppliers servicing the retail trade and are an integral part of the retail business.

We are part of the Missouri Grocers Association (MGA) which allows OEGA members to share the rewards of full membership. OEGA supports the activities of the state association which includes the annual convention and trade show held every year.

Ozark Empire Grocers Association

Board of Directors

Executive Director - Cindy McMillian

Chairman – Mark Speight, Hiland Dairy
President – Larry Gayer, Country Fresh Markets/Cash Saver 417
Vice President – Gary Fursman, Food 4 Less – Springfield/Joplin


David Carlton, Price Cutter/FoodPyramid

Scott Faaborg, Ozark Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company

Harold Garrison, Garrison Marketing Co.

Kenneth Giddens, Arctic Glacier Premium Ice

Dr. Jeff Gower, Wil Fischer Distributing Co.

Mike Henry, Wells Enterprises

Randy Hobbs, Cowley Distributing

Charlie Lynn, Associated Wholesale Grocers

Steve Naegler, Fast N Friendly Convenience Store

Steve Paulsell, Ozarks Food Equipment

John Porter, Porter's Supermarkets/Cash Saver 417

Kirsten Taetz, Frito-Lay

Don Woods, Jr., Woods Supermarkets

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