Who’s Attending

From national companies with stores across the state to large regional chains and niche retailers serving certain customer segments to individual family-owned operations, the CGA Strategic Conference draws retailers covering the broad spectrum of California’s grocery industry.  The conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with retailers from across the Golden State for three days of uninterrupted networking, educational inspiration, and in-person business meetings.

Conference Retailers

Big Saver Foods, Inc.
Bristol Farms/Lazy Acres
Cardenas Markets
C&K Markets (Ray’s Food Place, Shop Smart)
Costco Wholesale
El Super (Bodega Latina Corp.)
Food 4 Less/Foods Co.
Foods Etc.
Gelson’s Markets
Gongco Foods (Food 4 Less)
Grocery Outlet
Mar-Val Food Stores
Mollie Stones Markets
Northgate Gonzalez Markets
North State Grocery (Holiday & SavMor)
Numero Uno Markets
Nutricion Fundamental, Inc.
Raley’s/Bel Air/Nob Hill/Food Source
Ralphs Grocery Company
Save Mart Supermarkets/FoodMaxx/Lucky Supermarkets
Smart & Final Stores/Cash & Carry
Sprouts Farmers Market
Stater Bros. Markets
Super A Foods
Superior Grocers
Super King Markets
Susanville Supermarket
Twain Harte Market
Vallarta Supermarkets
Vintage Grocers
Whole Foods Markets


Brands large and small and grocery service providers have come to rely on the CGA Strategic Conference as the best place to meet with all of your customers and prospects in one location, at one time. The unique atmosphere we’ve created will elevate your conversations and allow for genuine strategic discussions that will help you build your business.  And our “concierge level” meeting services, provide you with a customized and pre-arranged meeting schedules so you know who you will be meeting with before you even arrive.

Premium Suite Holders 

Anheuser-Busch InBev
Bimbo Bakeries USA
C&S Wholesale Grocers
Coca-Cola North America/Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling LLC
Hershey Company
Jel Sert Company  
Jelly Belly Candy Company 
Kellogg Company 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kraft Heinz Company
Nestle Purina PetCare
Nestle Waters North America 
Procter & Gamble
RMS, Inc.
TRUNO Retail Technology Solutions
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Vilore Foods Company, Inc.

Executive Level 

American Licorice Company
Campbell Soup Company
Chosen Foods 
Classic Wines of California
Clinton Electronics
Clorox Company
Daisy Intelligence
Danone North America
Golden West Foods
Mondelez International 

Opening Reception 

E & J Gallo Winery
Mark Anthony Brands

After Hours Social 


Keynote Luncheon 

California Table Grape Commission 

Networking Lounge 

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Registration Sponsor 

Post Consumer Brands 

Enterprise Risk Protection Summit Sponsors 

Front Line Safety
Pinpoint Software, Inc.
RMS, Inc.

Retail Tomorrow Experience

Fit For Bucks Corporation
Smartsense by Digi

Whiteboard Session Sponsor

RMS, Inc.

President Level 

Alkaline88, LLC
Amplify Snacks
California Lottery
Cascades Paper
The Coca-Cola Company
Command Packaging 
Direct Energy Business
Ferrero USA
Flowers Foods
Freshop, Inc.
Frito-Lay Inc.
GateKeeper Systems, LLC 
Harris Ranch Beef Company
Houweling’s Group  
Idahoan Foods
Itasca Retail Information Systems
Kashi Company
KeHE Distributors, LLC
Kushco Holdings
Loacker USA
Mettler Packaging LLC 
NuCal Foods/Norco Ranch
OK Produce
Papyrus Recycled Greetings 
Westlake Produce Company

Director Level 

Alto US
A.T.A.C., Inc.
Baloian Farms
Bemis Retail Solutions
BRdata Software Solutions
Bunzl California, LLC
Certified Federal Credit Union 
Community Reinvestment Associates, LLC
Constellation Brands, Beer Division
Crown Poly. Inc. 
ECOS by Earth Friendly Products 
F. Gavina & Sons, Inc.
FMS Solutions, Inc.
HB Spirits
Itab/Nordic Light America
Lone Peak Labeling Systems
Lotus Trolley Bag
MCKD Holdings LLC (Muscle MX)
Old Trapper
PBI Market Equipment, Inc.
Regional First Aid
Retail Data Systems
Re:THINK Ice Cream
Roplast Industries Inc.
Rose Arce Farms
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
Sioux Honey Association
SMC ZeroWaste
Tony Chachere Creole Foods
Unified Protective Services, Inc.
Worldpay from FIS
Zenith Insurance Company