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… Read More

Great Weather, Golf and Networking!

More than 230 independent grocery operators and many of their supplier partners gathered at the Oakmont Golf Club in Santa Rosa last week to play in this year's CGA Independent Grocers Golf Tournament. Cooler weather welcomed this year's participants who enjoyed a day of great golf, enjoyable networking… 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… Read More

Brown needs to rescue California’s recycling programs

From the Sacramento Bee (05/15/2017) By Jared Blumenfeld Recycling sorting facilities remind me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Inside is a whirl of activity: thousands of metal, plastic, paper and glass objects being transported along conveyor belts. Workers pull trash and heavy objects… 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.… Read More

Mr. Grocer Goes to Sacramento

More than 70 grocery retailers and suppliers descended on the State Capitol in late April to participate in CGA's 2017 Grocers Day at the Capitol – the Association's signature one-day member advocacy day in Sacramento. This annual gathering allows California's grocery industry to meet with their… 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,… Read More

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