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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  • California Grocer Online - Read the virtual version of CGA’s award-winning publication
  • Bill Tracker - CGA posts weekly priority bill updates during each legislative session
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  • Educational Offerings - Webinars and seminars on key industry issues
  • CGA Blog - Receive up to the minute updates on key local and state legislation

Policy Briefs