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Industry Involvement

Hunt Executive Search values collaboration and expertise. As part of our constant efforts to remain experts within the industries where we operate, we have build relationships with and maintain membership in some of the most connected and influential trade associations and advocacy groups in the market.

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GMA: Grocery Manufacturers Association

The Important Contributions of America’s Food and Beverage Companies

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 250 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. Based in Washington, D.C., GMA’s member organizations include internationally recognized brands as well as steadily growing, localized brands.

Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day. The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders.

In keeping with our founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation. We ensure that our members have the very best and latest scientific knowledge available so they can provide consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.

A vital role of GMA is to serve as a central resource for our members, providing industry model practices and a means for collaboration between members, retailers and service providers on important challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

The $2.1 trillion food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry employs 14 million U.S. workers, and contributes over $1 trillion in added value to the nation’s economy.

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The GMA compiles the latest studies and findings on the biggest issues and challenges facing the food and beverage industry. The above image provides a link to one of these pages.

NACDS: National Association of Chain Drug Stores

The mission of NACDS is to advance the interests and objectives of the chain community pharmacy industry, by fostering its growth and promoting its role as a provider of healthcare services and consumer products.


  • Foster an advantageous business and political environment in which NACDS chain member companies are better able to achieve their business objectives.
  • Promote the role and value of chain community pharmacy as an integral component of the healthcare system, thus helping to preserve its viability.
  • Provide effective channels of communication, involvement and forums for members and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure that NACDS internally operates as a cutting edge association, effectively meeting the needs of its membership.
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Highlights from the 2016 NACDS Total Store Expo.

TPA: Trading Partners Alliance

The Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) is a joint industry affairs/industry relations leadership group that was formed by GMA and FMI in January 2009. The TPA exists to develop a shared retailer-manufacturer agenda on supply chain efficiency issues, the application of information technology, the adoption of environmentally-friendly business practices and other issues. This common agenda is executed jointly by the FMI and GMA staffs and is overseen by the boards of directors of both organizations.

The 2017 Supply Chain Conference

When you bring together all sides of the value chain, you foster stronger relationships, streamline logistics, effectively manage activities, explore new process options and increase efficiency – all leading to innovation and reduction in costs.

The Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) is pleased to host the annual Supply Chain Conference. Now in its eighth year, over 500 retailers, manufacturers, and technology solution providers will convene for a joint conference filled with idea-stimulating educational sessions, interactive exhibits with the latest technology and relationship-building networking opportunities.

Connect. Transform. Deliver.

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2016 TPA Supply Chain Conference Keynote Speaker: Alison Levine (Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition)