SINCE 1946 . . .

With a focus on results, Louisiana Retailers Association provides its membership with a constant and vigilant eye on legislative and regulatory activity, as well as access to discounts on business resources. An LRA membership is a value-driven and proven method of ensuring that retail interests remain a top priority in Louisiana. Personal attention to the needs of its members is the heart and soul of the organization whether the need is information, contacts or resolutions, LRA's customer service is second to none.



LRA Board of Directors


Chairman of the board

Cal Simpson, Blue Bell Creameries | Baton Rouge, LA


Jason Cooper, Brookshire Grocery Company | Tyler, TX


Neal Rome, Progressive Brokerage | Metairie, LA

Brian Bernard, Associated Grocers | Baton Rouge, LA


Ricky Landry, Zuppardo’s | Metairie, LA

Immediate Past Chairman

Danny Babb, Associated Wholesale Grocers | Pearl River, LA

James McLemore, III, McLemore Brothers Rental | Winnsboro, LA

Jay Breaux, Breaux Mart | Metairie, LA

Jim Crifasi/ Jan Crifasi, Hi Nabor | Baton Rouge, LA

Chip Turner, Winn Dixie | New Orleans, LA

Buddy Gossom | Sunshine, LA

Angela Hoover, Walgreen Co. | Deerfield, IL

Brian Gamberini, The Home Depot | Atlanta, GA

Tracey Hester, Target | Minneapolis, MN

James Rogers, McCormick & Company Inc. | Gretna, LA

Patrick Stephens/ Karin Holt, Best Buy | Baton Rouge, LA

Morio Lee, Coca-Cola United | Baton Rouge, LA

Tice White, Walmart | Ridgeland, MS

Board of Directors