CGA Recognizes Leaders in Government Relations Advocacy


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Association Recognizes Member Companies For Going The “Extra Mile”

SACRAMENTO, CA — (November 7, 2012) – The California Grocers Association presented its Government Relations Advocacy Awards to two individual members and three member companies in recognition of their significant support of the Association’s government relations program.

“The foundation of our Association is government relations,” said CGA President/CEO Ronald Fong. “These individuals and companies went the extra mile this past year in supporting the many CGA advocacy programs through their active participation.”

This year’s recipients received their awards during the Association’s annual Government Relations Committee meeting on November 7, 2012. They included:

  • 2012 Advocate of the Year (Individual)
    Kendra Doyel, Ralphs Grocery Company, Compton
  • 2012 Advocate of the Year (Company)
    Gelson’s Markets, Encino, CA
    El Super, Paramount, CA
    Save Mart Supermarkets, Modesto, CA
  • 2012 Supplier Advocate of the Year
    Robert Phillips, Coca-Cola Refreshments

Fong said CGA is fortunate to have strong membership advocacy support. For the Association to succeed with its government relations’ agenda both at the state and local level, membership needs to engage in the issues, he added.

The California Grocers Association is a non-profit trade association representing the food industry since 1898 and represents approximately 500 retail members operating over 6,000 food stores in California and Nevada.