Six of Our Favorite 2019 California Grocer Articles

From our “Mommy Blogger-in-Residence” to Kevin Coupe’s running column, 2019 was another great year of California Grocer content. Below are just six of our favorites, but you can browse every article from 2019 in our magazine archive.

  1. In “Navigating Today’s Incredible Pace of Change” Past Board Chair Kendra Doyel details the strengths of California’s grocery community ahead of another year filled with industry-wide disruption.
  2. 2019 saw the opening of the new CGA Headquarters in downtown Sacramento. If you haven’t yet seen this beautiful building, you won’t want to skip this magazine feature.
  3. This past year we also got our first taste of life under a new governor. Writing “Newsom’s First Nine Months,” CGA CEO Ron Fong explores the first portion of the 2019-20 legislative session.
  4. As large retailers continue to disrupt themselves at lightning speed, the onus is on independent grocers to match their pace. Featuring former Grocery Dive writer, Jessica Dumont, our “How Independent Grocers Can Finish First in 2019″ deep dive explains how smaller retailers can adapt to this new landscape.
  5. The state’s recycling struggles and a growing concern about climate change has caused food and drink packaging to dominate the past few years of grocery-related policy debate and is likely to continue into the 2020s. Read “Balancing Food Packaging and the Environment” for the full cost-benefit analysis.
  6. Rounding out the top six is our write-up on this year’s “Legend of the Industry” scholarship recipient and his truly amazing path into California’s grocery community.