Wally Wagner, Jr., owner of Wagner’s IGA, has been elected as the new chairman of the Ohio Grocers Association (OGA) board of directors for a two-year term.
“Wagner’s IGA is a long-standing family business with a wealth of industry experience and knowledge,” said Nate Filler, president/CEO of the Columbus-based statewide grocers organization. “We are honored to have Wally lead our board of directors in guiding the future of Ohio’s food industry.”
Wagner’s IGA has served West Central Ohio for 90 years. It was founded in 1922 when Wally’s grandfather, A.J. Wagner, opened a grocery store in Minster. During the early years, the story carried only dry groceries. Meat and produce departments were added in the early 1930s, and several relocations, expansions and remodels followed until the business grew to the full-service grocery store it is today. A second location in Ft. Loramie opened in 2003.
“I am honored to be chosen as chairman of a fine organization that has done so much for our industry,” Wagner said.