2017 CGA Strategic Conference Highlights

The 2017 CGA Strategic Conference struck just the right chord this year for the more than 700 grocery retailers, suppliers, wholesalers and brokers attending this annual event on Sept. 24-26, in Palm Springs, Calif. This year's theme – Working in Concert – featured a symphony of educational programming,… Read More

CGAEF Northern California Golf Classic Highlights

The CGA Educational Foundation hosted the second of two Golf Classics on July 18 at the beautiful and challenging Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif. A near full field of 138 grocery retailers, suppliers and wholesalers teed it up for this annual Northern California event. Proceeds from the event… Read More

Great Weather, Great Course, Great Golf!

The 2017 CGA Educational Foundation Southern California California Golf Classic was a tremendous success with perfect weather, a new golf course and a new scoring format combining to make the event one of the best in its history. This year's tournament was held at the beautiful Monarch Beach Golf… Read More

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

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