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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… Read More

Hundreds of California recycling centers close – what now?

Reprinted from The Sacramento Bee Blue bins piled high with gleaming cans and pink plastic bags bulging with plastic jugs snaked up to the recycling center outside a Foods Co. on a recent Wednesday morning, with customers lined up to cash in their containers. A homeless man named Aaron Viramontes… Read More

Senators Reach GMO Labeling Deal

Occurs week before Vermont labeling law takes effect (reprinted from Progressive Grocer – 6/24/2016) Two U.S. senators have reached a bipartisan agreement on legislation requiring the first mandatory, nationwide label for food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), one week… Read More

CGA Seeks Events & Sponsorship Coordinator

SUMMARY Under the general direction of the Senior Director of Events & Sponsorship, this newly created position is responsible for providing organizational, logistics and sponsorship support for the Association’s event programs. This energetic team player will contribute to the operational and… Read More

Great Weather, Golf and Networking!

Independent grocers and their supplier partners gathered at the Oakmont Golf Club in Santa Rosa, Calif. on June 1  for a day of golf and networking at the 2016 CGA Independent Grocers Golf Tournament. More than 200 golfers participated in this annual gathering of independent grocery operators… Read More

Website Assists Retailers Comply With New Law

On June 6, 2016, the California Department of Public Health posted significant information to its Tobacco21 website, linked HERE, designed to help tobacco retailers navigate significant new regulation of tobacco and related products. On May 4, ending speculation and a minor political drama, California… Read More

2016 Grocers Day at the Capitol Highlights

Grocery retailers and their supplier partners from throughout California gathered in Sacramento on Tuesday, March 29, to share business concerns with their state representatives on key issues facing the grocery industry. The face-to-face meetings with the majority of state legislators highlighted… Read More

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