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GMA Statement Regarding Recommendations from President's Childhood Obesity Task Force

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement by President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey regarding the release of an action plan from the interagency Task Force on Childhood Obesity, commissioned by President Obama:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today commended U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and his fellow cosponsors for introducing comprehensive obesity legislation, The Healthy CHOICES Act.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer packaged goods companies reported that logistics costs as a percentage of sales have decreased from 2005 and 2008 levels, when they held steady at 6.9 percent, to 6.75 percent in 2009. These overall cost reductions are more impressive in the context of rising freight costs, which were up 11 percent from 2008 levels, according to a study released today by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the 2010 Logistics Benchmark Report. Conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value on behalf of the GMA Logistics Committee, the report is issued every two years and is based on a survey of logistics executives at CPG manufacturing companies.

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“We share the IOM committee’s overall goal of helping consumers reduce their sodium intake. The food industry is fully committed to providing consumers with healthy choices, including products with reduced sodium content.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today announced that retired Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company A.G. Lafley has been selected to receive the GMA 2010 Hall of Achievement Award.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association today issued the following statement by GMA Vice President of Federal Affairs Scott Faber regarding the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s mark-up of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010:

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