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Sept. 27-29, 2015

Starting at 8:30AM


Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Convention Center


In California’s competitive and ultra diverse grocery marketplace, culture is emerging as the one true differentiator that cannot be copied or commoditized. From chairman to check stand, savvy companies are identifying, building and communicating their unique culture as a means to rally employees and ignite customer loyalty.

Retailers and brands are also building a distinct culture of food among their followers. Movements toward convenient, healthy, sustainable, and locally sourced products are accelerating across all formats as shoppers seek a more direct relationship with the food they consume that is unique to their lifestyle and the communities in which they live.

As a result, grocers across California are experimenting with new store formats and developing strategies to collaborate with their employees, trading partners AND customers to provide a highly personalized, tailored assortment of goods that reflect individual shopping preferences.

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ome join your colleagues as we define the trends and inspire culture building throughout your organization and with your customers.

Top Retailers
  • Smart & Final
  • Superior Grocers
  • Albertsons/Safeway
  • Raley’s
  • Vallarta Supermarkets
  • Food 4 Less
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Gelson’s Markets
  • Cardenas
  • Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
  • El Super
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Stater Bros
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Ralph’s Grocery Company
  • Bristol Farms
  • Northgate Gonzalez Markets
  • Mar Val
  • Super King
  • Holiday/Sav Mor Foods
  • Rio Ranch Market
  • Rancho San Miguel Markets
  • Super A Foods
  • Big Saver Foods

Why Attend

Each year, the CGA Strategic Conference is one of the most productive business events of the year. But don’t take our word for it; watch the CGA Strategic Conference video to learn what it’s all about. Watch the video.

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New for 2015

The CGA Strategic Conference has expanded its offerings for independent grocery store operators. Now offering a customized schedule of networking activities, vendor presentations and content specifically for small business owners.

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CA Grocers

Since 1898, the California Grocers Association has served as the voice of the California food industry. CGA proudly serves, represents, educates and advocates on behalf of its members throughout the Golden State.

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

A limited number of conference sponsorship opportunities are available. Sign up today!

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