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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87% of Products Are Now Using Two Date Labels, Creating Needed Clarity

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2018 — The Grocery Manufacturers Association today shared the results of its date labeling initiative that narrowed the array of product labels to two options: “BEST If Used By” and “USE By.” Since launching in 2017, 87 percent of products now carry the streamlined labels, according to the latest data from consumer packaged goods companies that was released in GMA’s new report, Best If Clearly Labeled.

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Three Years in, SmartLabel® Provides Consumers Digital Information

WASHINGTON, December 3, 2018 — The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marking Institute today marked the third anniversary of the digital transparency tool SmartLabel®, which provides easy and instantaneous access to detailed information from 826 brands on more than 36,000 food, beverage, personal care, household and pet care products.

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GMA Blog

GMA’s Best Days Are Ahead

By Geoff Freeman, GMA president and CEO My first 100 days at GMA have been productive – listening to voices across the industry, identifying areas of common cause and putting in place a high-performing team. Day-by-day, with the help of new senior leadership, we are pivoting from defense to offense. We have analyzed critical functions, […]

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Navigating the Journey to Transparency with SmartLabel®

By Matthew Allan I recently returned from a trip down the Colorado River, and being at the bottom of the Grand Canyon without cell service or Netflix gave me an opportunity to reflect on the life of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed Civil War veteran who led the first federally-sponsored geographic study through the canyon. […]

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GMA Legal Conference 2019

Palm Beach Gardens, FL/United States

March 04 2019

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GMA Science Forum 2019

Washington, DC/United States

March 26 2019

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