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 2015 events below.

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GMA Recognizes Greg Wasson of Walgreens, George Deese of Flowers Food with Hall of Achievement Award

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has presented its Hall of Achievement Award to Greg Wasson, retired Walgreens president and CEO, and George Deese, Chairman of the Board of Flowers Foods.

The Hall of Achievement Award, GMA’s highest honor, recognizes the extraordinary service and contributions of the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry’s most distinguished leaders.  Wasson and Deese received their awards this weekend during the GMA Leadership Forum at The Broadmoor.

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GMA Honors Coca-Cola, E. & J. Gallo Winery with 2015 CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity

“The food, beverage and consumer products industry relies heavily on creativity and bold thinking, especially when it comes to driving growth and ensuring efficient and effective service for our consumers,” said Pamela G. Bailey, GMA president and CEO. “The Coca-Cola Company and E. & J. Gallo Winery have upheld our industry’s long-standing tradition of fresh and inspired thinking with these initiatives, and we are pleased to honor them with the CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity.”

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2015 Global Sustainability Summit Blog Series: Natural Capital in Business – From Concept to Practice

By: Meghan Stasz, Director, Sustainability On stage at the FMI-GMA Global Sustainability Summit this afternoon, we have a general session on a concept called “natural capital.” This is a new term to many, but an old concept. The idea is that the natural environment- biodiversity and a stable climate-is an important resource; one that has […]

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2015 Global Sustainability Summit Blog Series: Expert Insights into COP21

By: Meghan Stasz, Director, Sustainability Today at the Global Sustainability Summit, we had a fascinating general session on the upcoming United Nations (UN) Climate Negotiations in Paris this December. The speakers, David Wei and Jorgette Marinez, are with BSR, a leading nonprofit research and advisory firm. They both have deep expertise in our industry and […]

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