Industry News

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 »

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 Democrats Got Their Supermajority. Now What?

From The Sacramento Bee (11/28/2016) By Jeremy B. White Broadening the path to long-sought deals on affordable housing, transportation infrastructure and climate change, California Democrats have again captured a two-thirds supermajority in both houses of the Legislature. Enough late votes were counted in Southern California’s 29th Senate District for The Associated Press to project that… 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 »

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