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 events below.

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New GMA Report Highlights Costly Online Out-of-Stock Problems for Consumer Goods

(Washington, D.C.) A new report shows that out-of-stock rates for online purchases of consumer products in the U.S. are nearly twice as high as in-store availability. The report, issued by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), shows potential online sales losses as high as $17 billion a year globally because products are not available when consumers want to buy them.

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GMA Urges USDA to Require Disclosure of Refined Ingredients Under Bioengineered Disclosure Standard

(Washington, D.C.)  The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to require disclosure of refined ingredients derived from bioengineered crops in food and beverage products in regulations for the federal labeling law.

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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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Food and Consumer Product Fraud: Prevention and Mitigation

By Brian Bedard, Executive Director, GMA Science & Education Foundation Wood pulp in shredded Parmesan cheese.  Melamine in baby formula and pet food. Asian catfish sold as grouper.  Pomegranate juice cut with grape juice.  Honey diluted with beet sugar syrup. These are just some of the cases of product fraud involving food or beverage products […]

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