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.