The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the leading trade association and is the voice of the food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. GMA is based in the Washington, D.C. area, and its member companies include internationally recognized brands as well as steadily growing, localized brands.
Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day. The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders.
In keeping with our founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation. We ensure that our members have access to the scientific and technical expertise they need to provide consumers with the products, tools and information for achieving a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
A vital role of GMA is to serve as a central resource for our members, providing industry model practices and a means for collaboration between members, retailers and service providers on important challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
The $2.1 trillion food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry is the largest single sector of U.S. manufacturing jobs, with 2.1 million jobs in more than 30,000 communities across the nation.
America’s food and beverage companies are doing our part to spur economic growth; ensure access to healthy, affordable and safe foods; market our products responsibly; and tackle hunger relief.
Our board of directors is comprised exclusively of the leaders of our member organizations. GMA’s members are actively involved in issue-specific councils and committees.
Together with our members, GMA works to provide healthy, affordable and appealing grocery choices.
GMA has been serving the interests of consumers and consumer packaged goods businesses for more than 100 years.