September 27 - September 29, 2020

Palm Springs, California

Building Resilience in Retail

As the pace of change accelerates into the new decade, shape-shifting competitors and ultra-fickle, digital-first shoppers are testing the California grocery industry’s historical faith in predictability & reliable, long-term forecasts. These market dynamics are challenging established companies to adopt a new mindset that thrives in uncertainty and continuously adjusts.

Successful organizations and their leaders are sharpening their resiliency to meet these challenges and position themselves for future success.

With a sustained focus on core strengths, retailers and brands are learning to build flexible and adaptable organizational structures, constructing more responsive industry partnerships and embracing agile leadership approaches that connect with today’s workforce.

Join us as we explore today’s emerging trends and inspire you to build resiliency within your organization, your approaches and your team.

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For attendees, the 2020 CGA Strategic Conference offers one of the most productive business events of the year. The agenda is packed with insightful educational sessions that take dead aim at the trends, issues and solutions that are impacting the grocery industry in California. Mix in numerous networking opportunities and, of course, CGA’s signature one-on-one retailer/supplier meetings and you have an event you won’t want to miss.

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Interested Retailers

Join your industry colleagues and immerse yourself in the business of grocery in California. Listen to industry thought-leaders, engage your peers in discussing issues of common interest and meet with key supplier partners who are vital to building your business and attracting new customers. For more information contact Doug Scholz, SVP Marketing & Business Development
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: 916.448.3545

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Just Ask Anyone


of previous conference attendees said they would recommend the CGA Strategic Conference to a colleague.


of last year’s attendees rated the CGA Strategic Conference’s value as “Excellent” or “Good” in comparison to other food industry conferences.

The California Grocers Association Strategic Conference is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the industry connections for business growth opportunities, both personally, professionally and organizationally. The fellowship and networking are amazing! You cannot afford to miss this conference.

Phil Miller Vice President, Customer Experience West Region C&S Wholesale Grocers

This is an excellent conference to firm up business relationships and give you the opportunity to make new contacts in a great setting in Palm Springs. CGA staff is very well organized and keeps everything running on time for focused meetings. The speakers are thought provoking, and open eyes and ears to possible new trends in the marketplace. The informational sessions lend to expanded professional development.

Lynn Melillo VP, Asset Management Bristol Farms & Lazy Acres