CFA sent out an Economic Impact of Food Retailing, Showing the impact our industry has on our state, and a welcome back letter to each State Representative and Senator.


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Representative / Senator

Legislative Office

300 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106


Dear Representative / Senator,


Happy New Year and welcome back to the Capitol. I’m writing to reacquaint you to Connecticut’s grocery community advocate in Hartford.  Since 1933, the Connecticut Food Association (CFA) has promoted important initiatives in the retail food industry while serving as the recognized voice for Connecticut’s grocery network of retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and local specialty food companies.


The enclosed infographic details the scope of our economic impact and footprint in Connecticut. Supermarkets in the state include almost 300 stores and generate close to $1.5 BB in state and local taxes. We are responsible for producing over 65,000 stable jobs and approximately $2.4 billion in wages paid to Connecticut citizens.


CFA’s legislative agenda promotes economic development, nutrition & wellness, and environmental stewardship.  Our members are servant leaders in the communities we operate in. We appreciate the importance of working with elected officials, state and local agencies, policy makers and the general public in order to establish joint goals and create opportunities that serve our common interests.


I’m optimistic about our states future and believe elected officials can work on behalf of both citizens, and the business community in Connecticut.  I look forward to working with you in the upcoming legislative session to make our state a better place to work, live and raise our families.



Wayne Pesce


Connecticut Food Association