Press Releases

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 »

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 »

CGA Supports Theft Reduction Bill

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 »

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 »

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