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 Retail Honors Program
- GMA Food Safety Award
- CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity
- Joint Reverse Logistics Collaboration Award
- GMA Excellence in State Government Affairs Award
- GMA Hall of Achievement
GMA Retail Honors Program
GMA’s Retail Honors Program provides an opportunity for members of GMA, the world’s leading food beverage and consumer products trade organization, to recognize their trading partners in the retail community for sustained excellence in performance, collaboration and innovation. Established in 2010, the awards are presented in the fall at GMA’s merchandising, sales and marketing leadership conference, Shopper Momentum.
Contact: Brian Lynch, email@example.com
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: Cindy Wise, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Download the application form.
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
|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: Jackie Lodge, email@example.com
Joint Reverse Logistics Collaboration Award
Established in 2010 in partnership with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Food Marketing Institute, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Grocers Association and Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Reverse Logistics Collaboration Award is given annually to three retailer-manufacturer teams. The Award recognizes successful collaborative initiatives among trading partners in one or more areas of reverse logistics management.
Eligible projects or programs must demonstrate significant impacts on either unsaleables or reverse logistics functions in the manufacturing or distributing environments; or show that they have enhanced the state of knowledge about best practices in managing unsaleables and attacking root causes. They should also be relevant and applicable to other companies in the CPG industry. Download the application to learn more.
Contact: Jessica Martin, 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: Scott Riehl, 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.
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.