From rapidly changing consumer preferences to the public policy arena, GMA acts as one voice, bringing the industry together to lead and address those issues that no one company can solve alone.
Within each of the critical issue areas GMA works under - product safety, health and nutrition, sustainability, value chain optimization and global commerce - we have defined objectives and initiatives developed in alignment with the priorities of our member companies.
In an effort to help keep members informed of association initiatives and relevant industry news, GMA distributes a number of publications, newsletters and scientific updates.
Below is a summary of each newsletter and what steps can be taken to receive the most up-to-date information on the industry and what GMA is doing to not only help our members, but to help sustain and enhance the quality of life for millions of people around the globe.
GMA SmartBrief is an electronic,opt-in comprehensive news briefing of the day’s top food industry stories distributed to nearly 60,000 food, beverage and consumer packaged goods executives. This is a free daily newsletter for both GMA members and non-members. To sign up, please click here or contact Megan Passinger.
Executive Update is a members-only, monthly email newsletter that is designed to keep GMA members up-to-date on GMA projects, initiatives and industry gatherings. To receive Executive Update, please contact Megan Passinger.
Times and Trends
Leveraging SymphonyIRI Group's acclaimed Times and Trends publication, the electronic Times and Trends Executive Summary offers GMA senior-level executives brief, top-line information highlighting new developments and critical events across all major CPG categories and key channels. To sign up for this free, monthly newsletter, please visit the Manage My Profile section of the GMA website and subscribe to the Times and Trends mailing list, or contact Megan Passinger.
Daily Digest is a free, daily, electronic newsletter that summarizes top-tier, published news stories on a variety of industry-specific issues and is open to members and non-members. Digest-areas include: food safety, health and wellness, biofuels and environmental sustainability. To sign up, please contact Julia Cavalieri.
The Biotechnology Update is a members-only, electronic, monthly newsletter summarizing the most relevant issues to GMA members by highlighting and communicating information regarding the latest developments in food, animal and food-related pharmaceutical biotechnology. To sign up for this newsletter, please visit the Manage My Profile section of the GMA website and subscribe to the Biotechnology Update mailing list, or contact Tonnetta Brown.
Emerging Chemical Contaminants Update
The Emerging Chemical Contaminants monthly electronic newsletter provides GMA members critical industry information relative to emerging chemicals of importance to the food industry. To sign up for this newsletter, please visit the Manage My Profile section of the GMA website and subscribe to the Emerging Chemical Contaminants mailing list, or contact Audrey Rubio.
Food Safety Update
The monthly Food Safety Update electronic newsletter provides information on scientific and regulatory food safety issues, with a primary focus on foodborne pathogens. To sign up for this newsletter, please visit the Manage My Profile section of the GMA website and subscribe to the Food Safety Update mailing list, or contact Audrey Rubio.
Food Inspection & Compliance Notes
This member-only, electronic newsletter provides information primarily focused on food safety regulatory developments of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration. These periodic updates help keep members abreast of new and pending legislation, regulation, guidance, agency expectations and public meetings on issues relevant to the CPG industry. To sign up for this newsletter, please visit the Manage My Profile section of the GMA website and subscribe to the Food Inspection & Compliance Notes mailing list, or contact Audrey Rubio.
This members-only, electronic newsletter contains important and breaking news of interest, including current and proposed rules and notices from Federal and State agencies affecting the food industry. Agencies include the Food and Drug Administration, USDA (Agricultural Marketing Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Food and Nutrition Service, Food Safety and Inspection Service), and the Environmental Protection Agency. To sign up for this newsletter, please visit the Manage My Profile section of the GMA website and subscribe to the Regulatory Update mailing list, or contact Tonnetta Brown.
Retail Leader is a printed magazine published bi-monthly in partnership with Stagnito Media and is distributed to 10,000 industry executives. It delivers news, analysis and information specific to the needs of top managers in the retail food and allied industries.
Retail Leader is accompanied by an exclusive website and electronic newsletter that provide additional exclusive content and a concise summary of news and information specific to top management concerns.
The International Update is designed to communicate the association’s activities in international affairs and alert companies to upcoming events or new information available to assist in trade compliance matters. To sign up for this members-only newsletter, please visit the Manage My Profile section of the GMA website and subscribe to the International Update mailing list or contact Joe Dages.