Industry News

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 »

Symposium Features Top Presenters

Independent grocery operators, wholesalers and supplier partners from throughout California recently gathered in Hawaii to relax, recharge and listen to informative international speakers provide new perspectives on building their businesses. The presentations were part of the 2018 CGA Independent Operators Symposium, CGA’s annual gathering designed specifically for independent grocers, held this year at the spectacular… Read more »

CGA Issues Statement Regarding AB 875

Response to AB 875 Failing to Pass Out of Assembly Public Safety Committee (January 9, 2018) “We are disappointed the Assembly Public Safety Committee did not pass AB 875 today. The measure would have provided much needed relief from the increasing losses that grocers and retailers across California are experiencing as a result of laws that enable criminals to… Read more »

California Democrats temporarily lose Assembly supermajority

by The Associated Press (12/12/2017) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats will be without a supermajority in the Assembly for months and risk losing the two-thirds edge needed to pass tax and fee increases in the Senate. When lawmakers return in January, they will have two vacant Assembly seats that won’t be filled until at… Read more »

17 ways California sued the Trump administration in 2017

By Angela Hart Reprinted from Sacramento Bee (12/11/2017) California has filed a double-digit number of lawsuits against the Trump administration since January. The latest came last week, when state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat and longtime congressman from Los Angeles, led a coalition of attorneys general from red and blue states in suing the… Read more »

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 »

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