News & Events section

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 events below.

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GMA’s Date Labeling Recommendation Supported by FDA

The Grocery Manufacturers Association today released the following statement from Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of GMA, on FDA’s recommendation for standardized food date labeling.

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Americans Baffled by Broken Recycling System

A new report shows that although Americans are more environmentally concerned than ever, a patchwork system of local policies has confounded consumers and damaged recycling efforts. According to the study, released by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, 75% of Americans say they have changed their behavior in recent years to be more environmentally conscious, taking steps to recycle more frequently, buy sustainable products or reduce waste. Despite the growing consumer consciousness of environmental issues, there remains a considerable gap between aspiration and reality. For instance, 92% of respondents are unsure or believe anything with a plastic resin label could be recycled curbside, although only two of the seven codes are consistently recyclable. Another clear disconnect: the codes are designed for employees at sorting facilities, not consumers.

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GMA Blog

Trucking Capacity is in a Jam

By Geoff Freeman, president and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers Association We live in an on-demand culture. We expect what we want, when we want it, at an affordable price. And we typically don’t think beyond the store or the mailbox about how it gets to us. But what if your daily essentials didn’t arrive? What if […]

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GMA Spring Update: Our Commitment to Driving CPG

By Geoff Freeman, president and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers Association This year, GMA set out a bold new agenda to empower the CPG industry to grow and thrive. We challenged ourselves to be focused, deliberate and impactful as we promote the incredible value of the CPG industry and the millions of lives these products power every […]

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2019 TPA Transportation Summit

Arlington, VA/United States

June 05 2019

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2019 GMA Leadership Forum

Colorado Springs, CO/United States

August 14 2019

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