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About Us

About Us

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 a member of many vendors and suppliers servicing the retail trade and is 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 state association’s activities, including the annual convention and trade show held every year.

Ozark Empire Grocers Association

Board of Directors

Executive DirectorCindy McMillian
Chairman –  John Porter / Porter’s Supermarket
President – David Carlton / RPCS Inc.
Vice President – Charlie Lynn / AWG

Rick Baker / Apple Market – Ozark
Rob Ballowe / Hiland Dairy
Brad Bettlach / Harter House Shell Knob
Richard Bottom / Wells Enterprises
Scott Faaborg / Ozark Coca Cola
Gary Fursman / Food 4 Less
Larry Gayer / Cash Saver 417
Dr. Jeff Gower / Wil Fischer Companies
Adrienne Martinelli / Frito-Lay
Steve Naegler / Fast-N-Friendly
Steve Paulsell / RPCS Inc.
Amanda Richards / Harter House Eastgate
Kris Stiles / Reddy Ice
Don Woods / Woods Supermarket