News & Events

GMA is frequently an active voice in some of the most popular issues and stories surrounding the food, beverage and consumer goods industry. We also provide a host of educational conferences and training programs throughout the year. Find out more on all of the latest GMA news and 2014 events below.

Or view the list of confirmed 2015 event dates.

News

Industry Groups Urge Retailers to Prepare for Retirement of Coupon Barcodes

The Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) today urged retailers to prepare for the retirement of UPC Prefix 5 barcodes from manufacturer coupons.  These symbols will no longer be used after June 30, 2015 as manufacturers shift to exclusive use of the GS1 DataBar™ format for coupons.

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GMA Honors Food City’s Steve Smith with Industry Collaboration Leadership Award

Steve Smith, president and CEO of Food City, today received the 2015 Industry Collaboration Leadership Award at the Food Marketing Institute’s Midwinter Executive Conference.

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GMA Statement in Response to House Hearing on FDA’s Role in Regulation of Genetically Modified Food

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, issued the following statement in response to the hearing held this morning by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health entitled, “The FDA’s Role in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Food.”

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Industry Continues Progress on Removal of Trans Fats from Food Products

Today, Dr. Leon Bruner, Chief Science Officer for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), commented on the progress being made by the food industry in eliminating trans fats from the food supply. 

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Events

Measure What You Treasure: Food Safety Culture

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February 11 2015

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TPA Supply Chain Conference 2015

Phoenix, AZ/United States

February 15 2015

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2015 GMA Litigation Conference

Fort Meyers, FL/United States

February 24 2015

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FSMA Readiness Webinar Series

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February 25 2015

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Thermal Processing Professional Training Program

Washington, DC/United States

March 17 2015

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