CALIFORNIA RETAILER GROUP VOICES OPPOSITION TO 'BAG TAX'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Grocers Association here believes the so-called "bag tax" proposed in San Francisco -- with a similar measure coming up in Los Angeles -- is a misguided attempt by government to force supermarkets and their customers to resolve issues related to the environment."This is a regressive tax on customers that they will have to pay at some point to acquire a grocery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Grocers Association here believes the so-called "bag tax" proposed in San Francisco -- with a similar measure coming up in Los Angeles -- is a misguided attempt by government to force supermarkets and their customers to resolve issues related to the environment.

"This is a regressive tax on customers that they will have to pay at some point to acquire a grocery bag," Paul Smith, CGA vice president, government relations, told SN. "The main reason fo

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