CGA News

State Issues Energy Alert

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21. Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power… Read more »

Great Weather, Golf and Networking!

More than 230 independent grocery operators and many of their supplier partners gathered at the Oakmont Golf Club in Santa Rosa last week to play in this year’s CGA Independent Grocers Golf Tournament. Cooler weather welcomed this year’s participants who enjoyed a day of great golf, enjoyable networking and tasty food and drinks. Highlighting the… Read more »

LA Times Editorial: Stop starving California’s recycling program

By the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board June 2, 2017 By one important measure, California’s 30-year-old Beverage Container Recycling program has been a big success. Up until last year, more than 80% of qualifying plastic bottles, glass containers and aluminum cans were returned to recycling centers each year. Billions of bottles and cans that might… Read more »

CGA Awards First “Legislator of the Year”

California State Senators Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) and Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) were the inaugural recipients of the California Grocers Association “Legislator of the Year” award. The lawmakers received the prestigious award at CGA’s 2017 Grocers Day at the Capitol on April 18, 2017, in Sacramento. The senators were recognized for their ongoing efforts in trying to… Read more »

Mr. Grocer Goes to Sacramento

More than 70 grocery retailers and suppliers descended on the State Capitol in late April to participate in CGA’s 2017 Grocers Day at the Capitol – the Association’s signature one-day member advocacy day in Sacramento. This annual gathering allows California’s grocery industry to meet with their elected officials and discuss key issues impacting one of… Read more »

Foundation Announces Scholarship Endowment

SACRAMENTO, CA (April 11, 2017) – The CGA Educational Foundation today announced the creation of the “CGAEF Scholarship Endowment” in honor of its 25th anniversary of supporting the grocery industry with financial assistance and educational opportunities. Through initial investments of $335,000, scholarships will be created and awarded to CGA-member company employees. The newly-created endowment will… Read more »

Foundation Honors Stater Bros. Executive

George Frahm, Stater Bros. Markets Inducted into CGA Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement Executive recognized for life-long commitment to industry, community. Foundation celebrates 25th Anniversary. More than $530,000 raised for education. SACRAMENTO, CA (April 6, 2017) – More than 600 friends, family and industry peers celebrated the induction of George Frahm, Stater Bros. Markets, into… Read more »

Anti-Theft Bill Introduced

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 »

CGA Supports Theft Reduction Bill

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 »

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