The Connecticut Food Association is dedicated to promoting the growth of Connecticut’s retail grocery community and its supplier network.
The Connecticut Food Association
The Connecticut Food Association is the state trade association that conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its 240 member companies—food retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and service providers in the state of Connecticut. CFA’s members in Connecticut operate approximately 300 retail food stores and 135 pharmacies. Their combined estimated annual sales volume of $5.7 billion represents 75% of all retail food store sales in Connecticut. CFA’s retail membership is composed of large multi-store chains, regional firms, and independent supermarkets employing over 30,000 associates. CFA’s 90 associate members include the supplier partners of its retail and wholesale members.
Since 1933, the Connecticut Food Association has been a powerful advocate for the food industry in the state. We are continuously proving to be a dynamic and productive force in the arena of state public policy. The CFA also serves as a source of food industry information to the media, communicating a positive image and a unified voice for Connecticut’s grocery community. As a member, you will receive one-stop shopping for products and services, legislative and regulatory assistance, insurance needs, networking opportunities and more. The CFA government affairs team is your advocate before the State legislature, the Governor’s office, and numerous state regulatory and administrative agencies.
With years of experience and relationship building through our contract lobbying firm, Nome Associates, coupled with our legislative committee actively involved in the lobbying process, CFA enjoys the respect and effective conduits to the legislators on your behalf. Our efforts save you thousands of dollars each year by defeating adverse proposals as well as securing legislation beneficial to the food industry. Our endeavors have included and will continue to embrace issues affecting food safety, workers’ compensation, business taxation and environmental stewardship and food policy.