Learning & Development

Prepare for Tomorrow...By Educating Your Employees Today!

Did you know Learning & Development is an important step in adding value to your business and increasing your sales? The AWG Learning & Development department understands that your employees are your greatest asset. We know it costs more to onboard new employees than it does to develop existing ones.

AWG Learning & Development supports our member retailers, their employees and the employees of AWG.  Additional learning and development provides your employees the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to boost productivity and in turn help increase sales.  Whether you are looking for interactive group training, leadership development, merchandising skills, food safety certification, eLearning opportunities, small bites of information in the form of video sprints, or classes tailored to your needs, AWG Learning & Development is here for you.  Contact us today to find out how we can assist you with developing your greatest asset!

What We Offer

Our Retailer Training programs generally fall under three categories: Department Operations, Store Operations and Management & Leadership. At the foundation of every program is a strong commitment to provide learning opportunities that have an immediate positive impact that will carry far into the future. Our workshops and courses are developed and presented by individuals who have extensive, varied experience in the grocery industry. They understand the challenges retailers face each and every day. Class participants also benefit from the knowledge shared by other retailers in the workshop.

​Food Safety Manager Certification Program

Operators who invest in sanitation training show increased repeat customers, fresher product, improved customer service and improved profits.  Participants who successfully complete this course and the exam will receive certification recognized by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, ServSafe and most local health departments.

Grocer's Getaway

Throughout the year, the Learning & Development Department sponsors Grocer’s Getaways – trips to visit leading-edge grocery operators in other areas of the United States. These trips offer AWG members an opportunity to gather new ideas and to see what’s working for supermarket retailers in other areas of the U.S. at a discounted rate. These trips also provide an opportunity to visit with retailers from other AWG division support centers and of course, see the sights and have some fun along the way. Each trip offers a balance of store tours, scheduled activities and free time. Contact us to find out more information on our next trip.

AWG eLearning Library

AWG Learning & Development is dedicated to providing effective, relevant resources and learning opportunities for both Retail Members and Associated Wholesale Grocers. Visit our eLearning Library for subjects you can explore at your own pace, as well as, small bites of information in the form of video sprints. If you are a Member CLICK HERE to access the library on StoreFront.

Contact Learning & Development

Do you have questions? Please send us a message or call 913-288-1340.