CA Grocer Issue 3


Following a safe and successful Strategic Conference in Palm Springs where members discovered how to emerge from the past year’s challenges together and stronger than ever, Issue 3 of California Grocer celebrates central themes from Conference and showcases the best and brightest of the industry.

CGAEF’s 2021 Legends of the Industry scholarship winner, Michael Weir, Assistant Manager of Smart & Final in Bakersfield, reveals his approach to balance under pressure. Keynote speaker Bruce Kirkby shares his perspective on grit versus grind and how to use purpose, practice, and process to improve an organization’s performance.  CGA Chair Hee-Sook Nelson recaps our recent Leadership Summit in Santa Barbara where attendees looked ahead to the Association’s 5-year strategic vision. As the Independent Operators Symposium approaches this January, NGA President and CEO, Greg Ferrara, sheds light on the strength and impact of independent operators in grocery today.

Read Issue 3 here.