CGA News

CGA Seeks Vice President of Government Relations

The California Grocers Association is a statewide trade association representing the retail food industry since 1898. CGA represents approximately 300 retail members operating over 6,000 food stores in California and Nevada, and approximately 150 supplier companies. Retail membership includes chain and independent supermarkets, convenience stores and mass merchandisers. Job purpose The Vice President of Government… Read more »

2018 CGA Strategic Conference Highlights

During the 2018 CGA Strategic Conference, grocery retailers, suppliers, and wholesalers met in Palm Springs to better develop their business intuition as attendees experienced the conference’s “Retailing with a Sixth Sense” program and coordinated industry meetings. Below you will find a short video with tips for how to develop your business intuition, plus a photo… Read more »

2018 CGAEF So. California Golf Classic

Grocery retailers and their supplier partners from throughout the Southland and beyond gathered at the beautiful Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Calif., for a day of networking and golf as part of the 2018 CGA Educational Foundation Southern California Golf Classic on Wednesday, July 18. Near perfect weather greeted the field of more… Read more »

CGA Headquarters Construction Begins

New Sacramento office to be located in historic downtown building. June 22, 2018 – Sacramento, Calif. – Construction has begun on the future downtown Sacramento headquarters of the California Grocers Association and CGA Educational Foundation, according to CGA President & CEO Ron Fong. The Association purchased the historic office building, located at 1005 12th Street, in… Read more »

CGA President Inducted Into Hall of Fame

CGA President Ron Fong Joins Four Industry Executives to Receive Prestigious Honor SACRAMENTO, CA (April 19, 2018)–– California Grocers Association President & Chief Executive Officer Ron Fong was one of five grocery executives to be inducted into the Food Industry Sales Association (FISA) Hall of Fame on April 12, 2018, during a gala dinner in… Read more »

Fong Receives National Award

Ronald Fong Honored with NGA Association Leadership Award April 11, 2018 – Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today presented Ronald Fong, California Grocers Association (CGA) President and CEO with its Association Leadership Award for his commitment and service to the independent supermarket industry. “On behalf of the independent supermarket industry, I am pleased… Read more »

CGA Honors “Legislator of the Year”

ASSEMBLYMEMBER JIM COOPER RECEIVES CGA “LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR” AWARD Former law enforcement officer recognized for efforts to curb growing theft epidemic. SACRAMENTO, CA (April 3, 2018) –– Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) was awarded the California Grocers Association 2018 “Legislator of the Year” Award during CGA’s annual Grocers Day at the Capitol event on… Read more »

Foundation Inducts Two Industry Icons

Scroll down to view this year’s Hall of Achievement event in pictures. Kevin Davis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Farms, and Robert (Bob) Kelly, Executive Vice President, Hidden Villa Ranch, were inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on March 21, 2018, during a gala event at the Hilton Costa… Read more »

CGA Quoted in Recycling Center Dilemma Article

(reprinted from The San Diego Union-Tribune – 2/19/2018) Neighborhood feud over recycling center in Point Loma part of statewide dilemma by Joshua Emerson Smith A recycling center in Point Loma has raised the ire of local residents who say it has attracted some drug-addled homeless people to the neighborhood who litter and sometimes defecate in… Read more »

Foundation to Honor Industry Execs

SACRAMENTO, CA  – Kevin Davis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Farms, and Robert (Bob) Kelly, Executive Vice President, Hidden Villa Ranch, will be inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on March 21, 2018, at the Hilton Costa Mesa in Costa Mesa, Calif. Proceeds from the event help fund the… Read more »

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