Former Raley’s Exec Dies At 87

Raley's Collings

The Raley’s family is remembering former president and CEO Charles “Chuck” Collings, who died over the weekend. Mr. Collings passed away of natural causes Saturday at the age of 87.

In a posting on its Facebook page, Raley’s calls Mr. Collings “an inspiring leader to our Raley’s family of employees for nearly 50 years as our company’s former president, CEO and board member. He will be remembered for his commitment to our company, our employees and the customers and communities we serve.”

Collings also was past chairman of the California Grocers Association (CGA) and the CGA’s Educational Foundation. In 1998, he was inducted into the CGA Educational Hall of Achievement.

Funeral arrangements are being finalized.

Read more about Mr. Collings here.


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