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.

Or view the list of confirmed 2015 event dates.


GMA Urges Congress to Approve Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) offers significant opportunities for GMA members.  The agreement will reduce or eliminate tariffs on the majority of U.S. food, beverage and consumer product exports and will strengthen TPP parties’ commitments to science-based, non-discriminatory regulations and technical standards. 

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GMA/FMI/Deloitte: Research Uncovers Consumer Values Influencing Food Decisions

Taste, price and convenience are no longer the sole deciding factors when people buy food and beverages, according to a new study, from Deloitte, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

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Listeria in Lettuce; What You Can do to Protect Yourself

Melinda Hayman, PhD, Director of Microbiology, Jennifer McEntire, PhD, Vice President, Science Operations The CDC estimates that over 48 million people suffer from foodborne illness annually but serious illness disproportionately impacts vulnerable populations such as the young, elderly and immune-compromised. Generally people get sick from eating food that is contaminated from viruses or bacteria.  The […]

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Transparency is vital to meeting growing consumer demands for product information

By: Jim Flannery, Senior Executive Vice President, Operations and Industry Collaboration A new study shows that consumers are basing their food purchases more and more on new factors beyond price, taste and convenience, and it offers some important lessons for food manufacturers and retailers on the imperative to give consumers the information they want. The […]

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