The Illuminators is an organization of vendors and suppliers dedicated to developing and enhancing key relationships within the grocery industry, providing opportunities for education and leadership, and supporting the Illuminators Educational Foundation.
“The Illuminators will be the most admired grocery organization of vendors and suppliers in America”
In September 1928, just prior to the annual convention of the California Retail Grocers and Merchants Association, a group of allied tradesmen gathered to consider a plan for improving methods of entertaining at grocery meetings. This plan met with unanimous approval, and during that same month The Illuminators came into being.
From the start, the roster of membership has been a “Who’s Who” of the leaders in the food industry. There were fifty-one members the first year, who pioneered the infancy of the organization. One of the principal responsibilities has been to provide fun and relaxation at the annual gathering of grocers.
Spread the Lite of Good Fellowship within the Retail Food Industry.
• Industry Involvement
– Individuals engaged on an equal basis for business development at the highest level.
– Exposure for you and your company to include learning, leadership, communication, and personal development.
– People are uniquely committed to working together to deliver our purpose through serving on Illuminators’ committees.
• Investment in the Future
– A scholarship program for industry-affiliated youth.
We are a national non-profit organization comprised of diverse individuals dedicated to the success of the California Grocers Association and Western Association of Food Chains conventions. We are committed to developing the industry leaders of tomorrow.
“I really can’t say enough good things that the Illuminators do. Their tireless efforts to advance and support the food industry is incredible. I personally have benefited and enjoyed the relationships that have come from our shared missions.”