SOURCE: California Grocers Association

October 26, 2006 11:31 ET

California Grocers Association Elects 2006-2007 Board of Directors

Raley's Senior Executive Elected Chairman of the Board

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- The California Grocers Association (CGA) elected its 2006-2007 slate of officers and new Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2006.

CGA members elected to the Board's Executive Committee include: Chair, Bill Anderson, Raley's, West Sacramento, CA; First Vice Chair, Richard Morgan, Jr., Holiday Quality/Sav-Mor Foods, Cottonwood, CA; Second Vice Chair, Kevin Herglotz, Safeway Inc., Pleasanton, CA; Treasurer, Bob Ling, Unified Western Grocers, Inc., Commerce, CA; Secretary, George Frahm, Stater Bros. Markets, Colton, CA; and Immediate Past Chair Jay McCormack, Rio Ranch Markets, Riverside, CA.

Chairman appointments to the Executive Committee include Sue de Boer, CROSSMARK; Ann Hall, 7-Eleven, Inc.; and Bill Robinson, Pepsi Bottling Group.

Directors elected to a second three-year term include: Benjamin Bequer, Fiesta Food Warehouse; and Bill Robinson, Pepsi Bottling Group.

Elected as new directors for their first three-year term: Norm Carhill, Ralphs Grocery Co., Compton, CA; Bill Cote, Superior Super Warehouse, Santa Fe Springs, CA; Kevin Davis, Bristol Farms, Carson, CA; Richard Draeger, Draeger's Supermarkets, Menlo Park, CA; Rick DuCharme, Sara Lee Food and Beverage, Sacramento, CA; Bill Healy, Bell-Carter Olive Co., Lafayette, CA; John Pellington, Focus Brands West, Oceanside, CA; Jim Schulz, Weyerhaeuser, Buena Park, CA; and Donna Tyndall, Gelson's Markets, Encino, CA.

Former CGA Chair Bob Stiles, Gelson's Markets, was elected as an Honorary Member of the CGA Board of Directors.

"CGA's Board of Directors represents an excellent cross section of both grocery retailers and suppliers," said CGA President Peter Larkin. "This unique diversity allows us to understand issues both from large supermarket chains and small independent grocers."

The California Grocers Association is a non-profit, statewide trade association representing the food industry since 1898. CGA represents approximately 500 retail members operating over 6,000 food stores in California and Nevada, and approximately 200 grocery supplier companies.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dave Heylen
    V.P. Communications
    California Grocers Association
    Tel 916.448.3545
    FAX 916.448.2793
    Website: www.cagrocers.com
    E-mail: Email Contact
    1415 L Street, Suite 450
    Sacramento, CA 95814