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Retailer Council

The Organic Trade Association’s Retailer Council gives OTA retailer members an organized and ongoing forum for discussing organic-specific retail issues, challenges, and opportunities. The Council seeks to work together to grow the organic industry and to utilize the Organic Trade Association member community for networking problem solving.

Check out the Retailer Council's Annual Report         

Retailer Council Members


Chair - Mark Squire, Good Earth Natural Foods
Vice Chair - Ann Marie Hourigan, Whole Foods Market
Secretary - Pat Sheridan, Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA)


How to Join the Council

In order to be eligible to join the Council, you must be an Organic Trade Association member. If you are an OTA member interested in joining the Retailer Council, please reach out to Angela Jagiello, OTA’s Director of Education & Insights.


2021 Retailer Council Report to OTA Board 2019 Retailer Council Report to OTA Board

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 4pm ET / 1pm PT (teleconference)
  • Monday, November 7, 2022 @ 4pm ET / 1pm PT (teleconference)

Director of Education & Insights
(202) 403-8636