Press Releases

Jan 20, 2020WAFC elects Rob Backus

November 14, 2014Supermarket Executive Honored by FIEP, Kevin Curry is Named Food Industry Executive In Residence for 2015

November 13, 2014WAFC Announces NBA Legend, Magic Johnson, as a 2015 Convention Headliner

October 27, 2014 – WAFC Announces Laura Bush as 2015 Convention Headliner

April 21, 2014 WAFC elects first woman to lead in 93 year history – Sue Klug

April 14, 2014 WAFC announces 2014-2015 leadership

September 26, 2012 – WAFC Program Generates $12M Grant For Community Colleges

September 11, 2012 – Rick Rayford named Secretary of WAFC

June 11, 2012 – Progressive Grocers names Carole Christianson to 2012’s Top Women In Grocery

May 8, 2012WAFC Announces 2012-2013 Leadership

May 19, 2010 – WAFC Officers and Board of Directors elected at the 89th Annual WAFC Convention on April 20, 2010 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California

May 18, 2010 – Western Association of Food Chains Names 2010-2011 Officers. Karl Schroeder of Safeway Northern California elected President

April 26, 2010 – Jim Lee of Stater Bros. to be honored at USC Marshall School of Business Food Industry Management Graduation

May 9, 2008 – 2008-09 WAFC Officers and Board of Directors Elected at the 87th Annual WAFC Convention

April 17, 2008 – Western Association of Food Chains Names 2008-09 Officers John Eagan of Costo Wholesale Elected President

January 24, 2008 – USC Marshall to honor Kroger CEO David Dillion as “Food Industry Executive of Year”

June 6, 2007 – Jim Lee, President & COO of Stater Bros. Elected President of WAFC

April 26, 2007 – WAFC Names Carole Christianson, Executive Vice President