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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

Minimum wage initiative set for California’s fall ballot

Reprinted from The Sacramento Bee (3/23/2016) A ballot measure that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 is headed for the November ballot, elections officials said Tuesday. The Secretary of State’s Office projected that sponsors of “The Fair Wage Act of 2016” had turned… Read More

CGA Hosts ADA Compliance Seminars

The challenges of complying with the American With Disabilities Act were addressed at two regional seminars hosted by the California Grocers Association. The seminars were conducted byDowney Brand, a Sacramento-based law firm CGA contracted with to create a comprehensive, user-friendly tool for… Read More

Brad Askeland Elected New CGA Educational Foundation Chair

Brad Askeland, Vice President, Holiday Markets, has been elected Chairman of the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. Askeland had previously served as Foundation Vice Chair. Askeland succeeds former CGAEF Chair Jim Van Gorkom, NuCal Foods, who served in that position… Read More

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