Press Releases

CGA President Inducted Into Hall of Fame

CGA President Ron Fong Joins Four Industry Executives to Receive Prestigious Honor SACRAMENTO, CA (April 19, 2018)–– California Grocers Association President & Chief Executive Officer Ron Fong was one of five grocery executives to be inducted into the Food Industry Sales Association (FISA) Hall of Fame on April 12, 2018, during a gala dinner in… Read more »

Fong Receives National Award

Ronald Fong Honored with NGA Association Leadership Award April 11, 2018 – Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA) today presented Ronald Fong, California Grocers Association (CGA) President and CEO with its Association Leadership Award for his commitment and service to the independent supermarket industry. “On behalf of the independent supermarket industry, I am pleased… Read more »

CGA Honors “Legislator of the Year”

ASSEMBLYMEMBER JIM COOPER RECEIVES CGA “LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR” AWARD Former law enforcement officer recognized for efforts to curb growing theft epidemic. SACRAMENTO, CA (April 3, 2018) –– Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) was awarded the California Grocers Association 2018 “Legislator of the Year” Award during CGA’s annual Grocers Day at the Capitol event on… Read more »

Foundation Inducts Two Industry Icons

Scroll down to view this year’s Hall of Achievement event in pictures. Kevin Davis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Farms, and Robert (Bob) Kelly, Executive Vice President, Hidden Villa Ranch, were inducted into the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Hall of Achievement on March 21, 2018, during a gala event at the Hilton Costa… 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 »

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 »

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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