Our members enhance the lives of consumers with nutritious, convenient and affordable food products. GMA strives to recognize the work they do to advance the industry and serve consumers. Each year, GMA honors exemplary accomplishment and service in the field of consumer packaged goods.
- GMA Food Safety Award
- CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity
- GMA Excellence in State Government Affairs Award
- GMA Hall of Achievement
- Leadership in Public Policy
GMA Food Safety Award
The GMA Food Safety Award honors those individuals or organizations who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to improving the safety of food.
The recipient of this award must possess at least 10 years of service in the food safety arena and have successfully demonstrated sustained contributions in research, education and information transfer. In addition, the recipient must display innovative and effective strategies to promote a safer food supply while solving significant food safety problems.
Contact: Audrey Rubio, email@example.com
CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity
The CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity is given annually by GMA's Associate Member Council to recognize the innovation that occurs every day at GMA member companies. The award allows for the broad submission by manufacturer members of innovative ideas, with an emphasis on leading the industry forward in the 21st Century. Submissions will be judged by AMC members on creativity, willingness to take risks, achieving measurable results and creating a valuable knowledge base for the entire industry.
Sample innovative categories include:
- Collaborating with Trading Partners
- Product Development
- Sales and Marketing
- Supply Chain Improvement
- Manufacturing Excellence
- Productivity Improvement
- Environmental Sustainability
- Use of New Technology
- Product Reformulation
GMA annually honors two members with CPG Awards. Applications are evaluated in two divisions, with one award given in each:
- Division A: Manufacturers with total sales below $3 billion
- Division B: Manufacturers with total sales of $3 billion and above
|2016||McCormick and Company and Pinnacle Foods|
|2014||Big Heart Pet Brands and PepsiCo|
|2013||E. & J Gallo and Campbell Soup Company|
|2012||E. & J Gallo and PepsiCo, Inc.|
|2011||BatterBlaster and General Mills Inc.|
|2010||Diamond Foods, Inc. and Henkel Consumer Goods|
|2009||The Hershey Company|
|2008||The Clorox Company and Kettle Foods, Inc.|
|2006||Time Inc. Retail|
|2005||Campbell Soup Company|
|2004||Kraft Foods, Inc.|
Contact: Larry Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org
GMA Excellence in State Government Affairs Award
The Excellence in State Government Affairs Award is presented each year to an outstanding state association executive in recognition of their partnership with GMA to advance public policy initiatives in state and local jurisdictions that benefit the consumer product manufacturers and retailers alike.
Contact: GMA Information, email@example.com
GMA Hall of Achievement
For more than two decades, the GMA Hall of Achievement Award has recognized the service and extraordinary contributions of distinguished CPG industry leaders. The award is presented annually at the Executive Conference.
Ed Crenshaw, CEO, Publix Super Markets Inc.
George Deese, Chairman of the Board, Flowers Food
Michael T. Duke, Former President and CEO, Walmart, Inc.
Timothy Smucker, Chairman of the Board, The J. M. Smucker Company
Daniel Wegman, Chief Executive Officer, Wegmans Food Markets
Richard Jurgens, Chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee, Inc.
Dean Pappas, CEO of Clement Pappas and Company, Inc.
Douglas R. Conant, Former President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Richard G. Wolford, Former Chairman, President and CEO, Del Monte Foods
A.G. Lafley, Former Chairman, President and CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company
Jeffrey Noddle, Executive Chairman of the Board, SUPERVALU INC.
Robert E. Rich, Jr., Chairman, Rich Products Corporation
Robert J. Lawless, Chairman of the Board, McCormick & Company, Inc.
Richard Lenny, Former Chairman, President and CEO, The Hershey Company
J. Douglas Quick, Chairman of the Board, Lakeside Foods, Inc.
Stephen W. Sanger, Former Chairman and CEO, General Mills, Inc.
James M. Kilts, Founding Partner, Centerview Partners, Former Chairman, President and CEO, The Gillette Company
C. Manly Molpus, President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers Association
Thomas Haggai, Chairman and CEO, Independent Grocers Alliance Inc. (IGA)
Joseph Pichler, Chairman, The Kroger Co.
(Award not given)
Richard Shoemate, Chairman and CEO, Bestfoods
John H. Bryan, Chairman and CEO, Sara Lee Corporation
William Wrigley, Chairman and CEO, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
Paul Smucker, Chairman of Executive Committee, The J. M. Smucker Company
Anthony J. F. O’Reilly, Chairman, H. J. Heinz Company
Byron E. Allumbaugh, Chairman of the Board, Ralphs Grocery Store
D. Wayne Calloway, Chairman of the Board, PepsiCo, Inc.
H. B. Atwater Jr., Chairman and CEO, General Mills, Inc.
(Award not given)
Donald R. Keough, Former President and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
John G. Smale, Chairman and CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company
William E. LaMothe, Chairman Emeritus, Kellogg Company
Hamish Maxwell, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Phillip Morris Companies Inc.
Lyle Everingham, Chairman and CEO, The Kroger Co.
George W. Koch, President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers of America
Albert Heijn, President and CEO, Ahold NV
David M. Silverburg, President and CEO, Wakefern Food Corporation
Donald Kendall, Former Chairman of the Executive Committee, PepsiCo, Inc.
R. Burt Gookin, Former President and CEO, H. J. Heinz Company
Jack J. Crocker, Chairman and CEO, SUPERVALU INC.
George W. Jenkins, Founder and Chairman, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Leadership in Public Policy
|2013||George W. Koch|