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Aug 06, 2019, 06:00 ET CPG Industry Supports 20 Million American Jobs, Contributes $2 Trillion to GDP

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry supports one in 10 American jobs and is the largest manufacturing employer in the United States, according ...


Jun 12, 2018, 08:00 ET New Survey Finds Shoppers Want to Know More Details about their Grocery Products than What is On Traditional Package Labels

More than 7 in 10 shoppers want to find out more about the grocery products they buy than they are currently able to get with traditional on-package...


Jun 05, 2018, 09:39 ET Geoff Freeman Named New President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the leading representative of the $2.1 trillion food, beverage and consumer products industry, today...


Feb 15, 2017, 09:05 ET Grocery Industry Launches New Initiative to Reduce Consumer Confusion on Product Date Labels

In a new industry-wide effort to reduce consumer confusion about product date labels, grocery manufacturers and retailers have joined together to...


Jul 14, 2016, 01:20 ET GMA: House Passage of National GMO Disclosure Bill a Win-Win for American Families in Every State

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, on passage by the House of ...


Jun 23, 2016, 03:20 ET GMA Praises Bipartisan Agreement on National Food Labeling Legislation

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, on the bipartisan...


Apr 19, 2016, 12:30 ET The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Battelle Launch Tool to Fight Food Fraud

Wood pulp in shredded Parmesan cheese. Melamine in baby formula and pet food. Asian catfish sold as grouper. Pomegranate juice cut with grape juice....


Apr 19, 2016, 01:54 ET GMA Calls on Senate to Stand Up for Agricultural Biotechnology to Protect Farmers and Consumers

Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), today said that unless Congress passes a uniform national law on...


Dec 02, 2015, 10:06 ET New SmartLabel™ Initiative Gives Consumers Easy Access to Detailed Ingredient Information on Thousands of Products

An innovative SmartLabel™ technology initiative announced today by leading food, beverage and consumer products companies will enable consumers to...


Jul 23, 2015, 02:29 ET Grocery Manufacturers Association Applauds U.S. House Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today applauded the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling...


Oct 27, 2014, 05:19 ET Grocery Manufacturers Association Statement on Environmental Working Group Food Ratings

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today released the following statement in response to a new food rating scheme called Food Scores...


Oct 20, 2014, 07:00 ET Consumers See Thousands More Product Choices with Reduced Calories, Fats, Sugar and Sodium, Industry Survey Shows

More than 30,000 healthier product choices have been made available to consumers between 2002 and 2013 according to the 2014 Health & Wellness Survey ...


Mar 03, 2014, 07:00 ET Facts Up Front Launches Consumer Education Campaign to Drive Awareness and Increase Nutrition Knowledge

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today unveiled its national consumer education campaign to bolster ...


Nov 06, 2013, 10:37 ET Grocery Manufacturers Association Statement Regarding I-522 Election Results in Washington State

Pamela G. Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), issued the following statement today in response to the I-522...


Oct 30, 2013, 07:52 ET Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Statement on Washington State Attorney General Status Report on Lawsuit against GMA on "No on 522" Funding

"Earlier this month, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) voluntarily decided to register as a political committee in the state of Washington. ...


Sep 18, 2013, 03:21 ET Grocery Manufacturers Association Launches www.FactsAboutGMOs.org

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) president and CEO, Pamela G. Bailey, today announced the launch of www.FactsAboutGMOs.org, a new website...


Apr 17, 2013, 03:36 ET Facts Up Front Nutrition Education Initiative Launches Digital Platform to Help Americans Make Informed Decisions When They Shop for Food

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today launched a simple, interactive and user-friendly web-based tool for consumers that supports the...


Sep 12, 2012, 01:25 ET New Study Shows Alternatives to Extended Producer Responsibility Achieve High Recycling Rates with Less Cost and Administrative Bureaucracy

U.S. communities and states that have implemented alternatives to extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies are achieving high municipal solid...


Nov 13, 2011, 11:09 ET Grocery Manufacturers Association Plays Key Role in Announcing Partnership to Create the World's First Global Food Safety Fund

Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), joined U.S. government and World Bank officials in announcing an...


Oct 24, 2011, 08:30 ET Grocery Manufacturers Association: Every Day is Food Day for America's Food and Beverage Industry

Food Day is a day to celebrate the hard work and innovative spirit of more than 15 million Americans who work to provide billions of consumers with...


Oct 20, 2011, 11:00 ET Grocery Manufacturers Association Statement in Response to the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols Report

America's food and beverage companies have a strong commitment to providing consumers with the innovative products, tools and information they need...


Sep 22, 2011, 10:47 ET GMA and FMI Announce "Facts Up Front" as Theme for Front-of-Pack Labeling Program Consumer Education Campaign

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today announced that "Facts Up Front" will serve as the theme for...


Mar 17, 2011, 11:26 ET Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Companies to Eliminate Four Billion Pounds of Packaging by 2020

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today announced the results of survey research indicating that food, beverage and consumer products...


Aug 30, 2010, 01:00 ET Diamond Foods and Henkel Recognized by GMA for Outstanding Innovation and Creativity

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), in conjunction with its Associate Member Council (AMC), today awarded Henkel and Diamond Foods, Inc. the ...


May 05, 2010, 10:50 ET GMA Applauds Rep. Ron Kind's Comprehensive Obesity Legislation

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today commended U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and his fellow cosponsors for introducing comprehensive obesity...