Press Releases

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 »

CGA Issues Statement on Passage of Prop. 67

Following the passage of Proposition 67 and the defeat of Proposition 65, CGA President and CEO Ron Fong issued the following statement: “The passage of Prop. 67 is a win for both business and the environment. California’s grocers have been proud to stand with Senators Kevin DeLeon, Ricardo Lara, and Secretary of State Alex Padilla,… Read more »

CGA Exec Elected to CSU Foundation Board

California Grocers Association President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald Fong was recently elected to The California State University Foundation Board of Governors. “We are honored to welcome Ronald Fong to our foundation team,” said CSU Board of Governors Chair Ronald Barhorst. “He has an exceptional history of leadership and will bring a valuable business perspective… Read more »

Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships

CGA Educational Foundation marks 25-year legacy of awarding California’s serving grocery employees and their families with the gift of education SACRAMENTO, Calif. – June 24, 2016 – Hundreds of California grocery industry employees with receive life-changing financial assistance this year through college scholarships awarded by the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation. Currently the largest statewide… Read more »

Brad Askeland Elected New CGA Educational Foundation Chair

Brad Askeland, Vice President, Holiday Markets, has been elected Chairman of the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. Askeland had previously served as Foundation Vice Chair. Askeland succeeds former CGAEF Chair Jim Van Gorkom, NuCal Foods, who served in that position since 2011. Mark Johnson, Unified Grocers, Inc., was elected to replace Askeland… Read more »

Foundation Inducts Three Execs Into Hall of Achievement

Rob McDougall, Donna Tyndall and Bruce Wyatt Inducted Into CGA Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement   Executives recognized for lifelong commitment to industry, community More than 650 friends, family and industry peers celebrated the induction of three grocery industry executives into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on March 9, 2016, in… Read more »

CGA Hires Senior Director, Government Relations

SACRAMENTO, CA (February 1, 2016) – The California Grocers Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Aaron Moreno, as Senior Director, State Government Relations, effective immediately. In this position, Moreno is responsible for advocating, managing and coordinating CGA’s state, regulatory and local government relations programs. He will develop and implement strategies to coordinate state… Read more »

Raley’s Exec Elected CGA Chair

Grocery Executive To Serve One-Year Term As Chair. SACRAMENTO, CA (Dec. 4, 2015) – Kevin Konkel, Senior Vice President, Store Operations, for Raley’s Family of Fine Stores was elected the 2015-2016 California Grocers Association Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Meeting on Dec. 4, 2015. As Chair, Konkel will lead the… Read more »

CGA Execs Receive Prestigious Industry Award

CGA President and CEO Ronald Fong, and Keri Askew Bailey, CGA senior vice president, Government Relations and Public Policy, were awarded the Food Marketing Institute’s Donald H. MacManus Award, the highest recognition for a state affairs executive,during FMI’s annual lobby day in Washington, DC, for their public affairs excellence. This is the first time two individuals… Read more »

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