CGA News

CGA Elects 2018 Board Chair

Independent Operator to Serve One Year Term as Chair SACRAMENTO, CA (Dec. 4, 2017) – Bob Parriott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Twain Harte Market in Twain Harte, Calif., was elected the 2017-2018 California Grocers Association Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Meeting on Dec. 1, 2017. As Chair, Parriott… Read more »

RMS Executive Announces Retirement

Retail marketing services executive david reid To Retire Matthew Dodson Named Interim President and CEO. SACRAMENTO, CA – (November 7, 2017) – Retail Marketing Services, Inc. (RMS) has announced that David Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire effective November 17, 2017. Matthew Dodson, Executive Vice President for RMS, has been named the company’s… Read more »

2017 CGA Strategic Conference Highlights

The 2017 CGA Strategic Conference struck just the right chord this year for the more than 700 grocery retailers, suppliers, wholesalers and brokers attending this annual event on Sept. 24-26, in Palm Springs, Calif. This year’s theme – Working in Concert – featured a symphony of educational programming, networking events and social gatherings designed to… Read more »

CGAEF Northern California Golf Classic Highlights

The CGA Educational Foundation hosted the second of two Golf Classics on July 18 at the beautiful and challenging Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif. A near full field of 138 grocery retailers, suppliers and wholesalers teed it up for this annual Northern California event. Proceeds from the event help fund the Foundation’s college scholarship… Read more »

Great Weather, Great Course, Great Golf!

The 2017 CGA Educational Foundation Southern California California Golf Classic was a tremendous success with perfect weather, a new golf course and a new scoring format combining to make the event one of the best in its history. This year’s tournament was held at the beautiful Monarch Beach Golf Golf Links in Dana Point. A… Read more »

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 »

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