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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Jeff Harmening of General Mills to Become New Chairman of GMA Board of Directors

Jeff Harmening, Chairman of the Board and CEO of General Mills, has been elected as the new chairman of the Board of Directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the trade organization representing the world’s leading consumer packaged goods companies.

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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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GMA Blog

Hitting the Realities of Dwell Time Head On

By Keith Olscamp, director of industry affairs The looming transportation crisis is greatly impacting the supply chain. Ultimately, trucking capacity shortages may affect consumers, impacting the availability and affordability of products. With shipping costs rising and freight volumes outpacing the supply of available trucks, many companies are resetting their supply chains for what is shaping […]

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How Millennials Will Kill the American Recycling System

By Sarah Soulier, manager of industry narrative at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Browse the Internet for a few minutes and you’ll likely run across a headline blasting Millennials for “killing” a long-accepted practice. As a Millennial myself, my generation has been blamed for the demise of the housing market, nine-to-five jobs, chain restaurants and even pants […]

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2019 GMA Leadership Forum

Colorado Springs, CO/United States

August 14 2019

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GMA Legal Conference 2020

Rancho Mirage, CA/United States

February 25 2020

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