Industry News

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 »

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 »

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 »

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