CGA News

CGA Supports Serial Theft Legislation

AB 1326 provides relief from recent spike in shoplifting The California Grocers Association announced their co-sponsorship and full-fledged support for Assembly Bill 1326, by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove). The measure, co-authored by Assemblymembers Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), will aggregate the dollar value of certain property crimes, such as shoplifting and check… Read more »

Industry Streamlines Product Code Dating Wording

Grocery manufacturers and retailers have joined together to streamline and standardize the wording accompanying the date labels on packages to offer greater clarity regarding the quality and safety of products. The new industry-wide effort launched by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Food Marketing Institute will help reduce consumer confusion over dates on the product label… Read more »

Pavilions Executive Elected CGA Chair

SACRAMENTO, CA (Dec. 2, 2016) – Jim Wallace, Vice President and General Manager of Pavilions, was elected the 2016-2017 California Grocers Association Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Meeting on Dec. 2, 2016. Pavilions is a banner of The Albertsons Companies, which also owns and operates Albertsons, Safeway and Vons stores in California…. Read more »

California Phases Out Plastic Bags

LOS ANGELES – Two weeks after Californians voted to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags–the first state in the nation to do so–stores across the state are proceeding with implementation. “I thank California voters for supporting Proposition 67 and once again making the Golden State a bold leader in protecting the environment…. Read more »

Association Mourns Passing of Industry Icon

The California Grocers Association joined the state’s grocery industry in mourning the passing of Jack H. Brown, Executive Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets on Sunday, November 13, 2016. “We are all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jack Brown,” said CGA President/CEO Ron Fong. “Jack was a true grocery icon in Southern California…. Read more »

S.F., Oakland, Albany voters pass soda tax

Reprinted from the San Francisco Chronicle (11/8/2016) Three Bay Area cities on Tuesday became among the first in the country to levy a tax on sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to help stanch the nation’s diabetes and obesity epidemics. In San Francisco, Proposition V was winning 62 to 38 percent, with all… Read more »

CGA Issues Statement on Passage of Prop. 67

Following the passage of Proposition 67 and the defeat of Proposition 65, CGA President and CEO Ron Fong issued the following statement: “The passage of Prop. 67 is a win for both business and the environment. California’s grocers have been proud to stand with Senators Kevin DeLeon, Ricardo Lara, and Secretary of State Alex Padilla,… Read more »

Editorial: Approve the plastic bag ban despite unconscionable ads

Editorial Board San Jose Mercury News November 3, 2016 The two plastic bags propositions on the California ballot were confusing enough for voters before misleading advertisements started flooding the airwaves. Ignore them. Here is all you need to know: Proposition 67 upholds the statewide ban on one-time plastic bag use that the Legislature passed. Vote “yes.”… Read more »

S.F. Chronicle Recommends: Yes on Prop. 67, No on Prop. 65

San Francisco Chronicle August 26, 2016 Nine years ago, San Francisco banned plastic shopping bags and set off a movement that’s led nearly half the state and its biggest cities to do the same. Skipping the bags at checkout was a hassle at first, but now folks don’t seem to miss the throwaway sacks on… Read more »

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