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New Research Shows Dramatic Changes in Food and Beverage Ads Viewed by Children

(Washington, D.C.)  The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) today announced the results of new research conducted by Georgetown Economic Services that shows the average number of food and beverage advertisements that children 2 to 11 viewed on children’s programming fell by 50 percent between 2004 and 2010. “In recent years, food and beverage companies have adopted strict nutrition standards that have fundamentally changed.

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GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today announced the selection of Michael Eisner, former Walt Disney Company CEO and entertainment business veteran to deliver the annual Chairman’s Lecture at the GMA Executive Conference on August 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Testifies Before Congress Regarding

“The same factors that caused a ‘perfect storm’ for commodity prices in 2008 are once again contributing to rising food and food ingredient prices, including strong global demand, poor weather, rising energy costs, commodity speculation, and trade restrictions.  However, one difference between 2008 and 2011 is that even more of our food and feed is being diverted to produce fuel.

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BBDO New York (along with its sister companies Integer, PHD and Proximity), Edelman and FoodMinds have been selected to work with GMA and FMI and their member companies to develop a dynamic and comprehensive $50 million, 12-month consumer education campaign that will build awareness, understanding and use of the Nutrition Keys icon

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today announced that retired Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Del Monte Foods Richard G. Wolford and Campbell Soup Company President and CEO Douglas R. Conant have been selected to receive the 2011 GMA Hall of Achievement Awards.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) applauded today’s announcement that the United States has reached an agreement with Colombia on labor and judicial reforms that will help clear the path toward congressional approval of the U.S. – Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

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