News & Events

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 2016 events below.

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Pamela Bailey to Retire after Nearly 10 Years as GMA President and CEO

(Washington, D.C.) Pamela G. Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), today announced she will retire later this year following nearly 10 years of leading the organization. Bailey will remain with GMA and manage the organization as the Board of Directors conducts a search for her successor, with Leslie Hortum of Spencer Stuart retained to lead the search. “GMA’s members are dedicated to improving the quality of life for their consumers and they are.

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GMA Hires Brian Folkerts as New EVP of Government Affairs

Brings 30 years of experience with CPG companies, trade groups and government (Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today announced that Brian Folkerts, who has 30 years of experience with companies, trade groups and government, will be the organization’s new Executive Vice President of Government Affairs. “Brian Folkerts brings first-hand experience working on legislative and regulatory issues for the nation’s largest consumer packaged goods.

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GMA Blog

When Observation Becomes Innovation: Lessons for the CPG Industry

By Shannon Cooksey, Vice President, GMA Science and Regulatory Affairs The seismic shift of consumer preferences paired with the evolution of science, has brought innovation to the forefront of the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. As the rate of exchange of information increases, it has become both an opportunity and necessity for CPG companies to […]

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New Roadmaps for Navigating Disruption in Supply Chain, IT

By Jim Flannery, Executive Vice President, Operations and Industry Collaboration CPG companies enter 2018 contending with forces such as changing consumer needs, a new retail landscape that includes e-commerce, and new cost pressures. These hurdles are impacting every aspect of CPG company operations, including IT and supply chain. But along with these challenges also comes […]

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GMA Legal Conference 2018

New Orleans, LA/United States

February 27 2018

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GMA Science Forum 2018

Washington, DC/United States

March 26 2018

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