State Advocacy


In order to track California’s ever-shifting political ecosystem, CGA utilizes a mix of in-house lobbyists, contract lobbyists and public affairs professionals to develop cutting-edge advocacy strategies.

Every piece of legislation that impacts the grocery industry — from transportation to food safety — is reviewed with a committee of CGA retailer and supplier members. The Association’s government relations team works with legislators and their staff, other advocacy groups and state regulators to find practical solutions for issues affecting the grocery industry.

Here is a list of bills CGA has taken a position on:

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  • Weekly Government Relations Updates – Read the latest intel on political happenings at the State Capitol and across the state’s many local governments to stay updated on the policy issues impacting California’s grocery community.
  • Exclusive Events – Register for best-in-class events like the CGA Strategic Conference.
  • News in 2 Minutes – Watch bi-weekly video recaps on key government relations topics.
  • CGA Resources – Access webinars, compliance toolkits and other educational content to stay compliant and to grow your business or career.
  • Local Ordinance Database – Research the ordinances that impact your store or develop a better understanding of the political landscape in a potential new territory.

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