The Associations

California Restaurant Association

California Restaurant Association

For more than 100 years, the California Restaurant Association (CRA) has been the largest nonprofit state restaurant association in the nation. The CRA is committed to serving the needs of its member restaurants that raise billions of dollars in tax revenue for the state. Restaurant sales will exceed $67 billion in 2014, making foodservice one of the most powerful industries in the state. Learn more.

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is among the most influential trade associations in Florida. The association was established in 1946 to represent the restaurant industry. Since that time, the scope of FRLA's representation has expanded to include the entire hospitality industry including lodging establishments, restaurants and thousands of suppliers to the industry. The association counts among its members some of the largest businesses in each of these categories.

The power and influence of FRLA is indisputable with a legislative track record to back it up. Led by CEO, Carol Dover and an active Board of Directors, FLRA has been effective in influencing legislation that has saved the industry $1.2 billion in taxes and fees over the past 10 years. Learn more.

New York State Restaurant Association

New York State Restaurant Association

The NYS Restaurant Association's mission is to promote the hospitality profession, while serving and representing its members and their customers through advocacy, innovation and education. 8000-plus member units statewide include Caterers, College and University Foodservice providers, Contract Feeders, Country Clubs, Franchised Restaurants, Independent Restaurants, Purveyors, and Post-secondary students majoring in Foodservice/Hospitality Management. Learn more.

National Grocers Association

National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. The independent grocery sector is accountable for close to one percent of the nation's overall economy and is responsible for generating $131 billion in sales, 944,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $27 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers, state grocers associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers. Learn more.