Trade associations

Industry Partners

PMA, United Fresh Join Forces at Last

The boards of directors of the Produce Marketing Association and the United Fresh Produce Association have reached an agreement in principle to create a new global trade association.

Industry Partners

FMI Midsummer 2021 To Take Place Online

The association had hoped this year’s event would be a “celebratory return” to in-person gatherings, but said “the environment continues to demand and reaffirm the need for a digital forum that encourages extensive trading partner collaboration as our country moves toward economic recovery.”

The online sessions designed for mid-senior level supply chain professionals will focus on on-shelf availability, labor challenges associated with automation and the microfulfillment landscape.

The association says the decision to hold the show in-person from Sept. 19-21 in Vegas was based on updated vaccine rollout projections, as well as the current reopening status in Nevada.

Limited liability protections were reportedly dropped by Republican lawmakers in exchange for Democrats ceding a demand that funding be earmarked by the agreement for financially strapped state and local governments.

Association President and CEO Leslie Sarasin says business that have followed government guidance to keep associates and shoppers safe amid the pandemic “should not have to face lawsuits that second guess after the fact those directives.”

Meat sales increased an unprecedented 34.6% during the first six months of the pandemic as shoppers bought more, ate more and consumed a wider variety of cuts, FMI/Meat Institute study shows.

The program recognizes the best merchandising and marketing programs in independent grocers.

The Independent Grocers Financial Survey found that independents saw a 2.5% increase in same-store sales.

Study results from the CBD Awareness Project's product potency tests put grocery at the top for label accuracy.

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