Essential Trade Resources for CPG Professionals.
AdAge.com is the Web site of Advertising Age.
AgBioForum publishes articles which enhance the ongoing dialogue on the economics and management of agricultural biotechnology. The purpose of AgBioForum is to provide unbiased, timely information and new ideas leading to socially responsible and economically efficient decisions in science, public policy, and private strategies pertaining to agricultural biotechnology.
The Almond Board of California locally administers the Federal marketing order for California almonds in conjunctin with the Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the administration of the marketing order.
As the “Unifying Voice for Advertising,” the American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a Western Region office in Newport Beach, Calif., is the trade association that represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. AAF’s 130 corporate members are advertisers, agencies and media companies that comprise the nation’s leading brands and corporations. AAF has a national network of 210 ad clubs and connects the industry with an academic base through its 210 college chapters. AAF Mission The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. We accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States. Its membership produces approximately 75 percent of the total advertising volume placed by agencies nationwide. Although virtually all of the large, multi-national agencies are members of the AAAA, more than 60 percent of our membership bills less than $10 million per year. The AAAA is not a club. It is a management-oriented association that offers its members the broadest possible services, expertise and information regarding the advertising agency business. The average AAAA agency has been a member for more than 20 years
AACT is a professional group of technologists, operations personnel, educators, students, business staff, and others dedicated to the advancement of the confectionery industry worldwide.
The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) is a non-profit international organization of nearly 4,000 members who are specialists in the use of cereal grains in foods. AACC has been an innovative leader in gathering and disseminating scientific and technical information to professionals in the grain-based foods industry worldwide for over 85 years.
The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), is North America’s largest meat trade organization. Membership includes more than 1,700 medium-sized and smaller meat, poultry and food businesses: slaughterers, packers, processors, wholesalers, in-home food service business, retailers, deli and catering operators, and industry suppliers. AAMP members are from the U.S., Canadian provinces and several foreign countries. AAMP’s Board of Directors, consisting of 20 members, have general executive powers and general jurisdiction of all business of the association. AAMP is also affiliated with 33 state, regional and provincial meat trade organizations.
American Bakers Association represents all segments of the baking industry before the U.S. Congress, State Legislatures, and international regulatory authorities.
The American Beverage Association (ABA) was founded in 1919 as the American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages, and renamed the National Soft Drink Association in 1966. Today the ABA represents hundreds of beverage producers, distributors, franchise companies and support industries. The beverage industry has a direct economic impact of $178.5 billion and ABA member companies employ more than 208,000 people across the country. They market hundreds of brands, flavors and packages, including regular and diet soft drinks, bottled water and water beverages, 100-percent juice and juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas. ABA provides a neutral forum in which members convene to discuss common issues while maintaining their tradition of spirited competition in the American marketplace. The Association also serves as liaison between the industry, government and the public, and provides a unified voice in legislative and regulatory matters. As the national voice for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry, the American Beverage Association staff of legislative, scientific, technical, regulatory, legal and communications experts effectively represent members’ interests.
The American Botanical Council is the leading nonprofit education and research organization disseminating science-based information promoting the safe and effective use of medicinal plants and phytomedicines.
An educational resource for American cheesemakers and the public through sharing knowledge and experience on cheesemaking as a hobby or as a commercial enterprise with special attention given to Specialty and Farmhouse cheeses made from all types of milk, including cow’s, goat’s, and sheep’s milk.
ACFSA was formed in 1969 to enhance, represent and promote the correctional segment of the foodservice industry. Association members are foodservice professionals employed in correctional facilities and agencies within federal, state and municipal prison/jail systems. Members are employed within government and commercially operated facilities within the United States, Canada and an expanding international market.
ACF is the largest and most prestigious organization dedicated to professional chefs in the United States today.
Dairy Management Inc. is the nonprofit domestic and international planning and management organization responsible for increasing demand for U.S.-produced dairy products on behalf of America’s dairy farmers. DMI manages the American Dairy AssociationÏ, National Dairy Council and U.S. Dairy Export CouncilÏ.
The leading association for manufactured dairy products, ADPI’s main purpose is to effectively communicate the many positive attributes and benefits of our members’ products. Additionally, we serve our membership by offering the most current industry information available and by collaborating with dairy associations to represent our interests regarding state and federal regulatory matters.
The American Dairy Science Association serves the dairy and dairy-related industries by stimulating the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge; creating an atmosphere in which free interchange of information and full understanding will exist among the various segments of the industries involved; and providing a forum for the discussion and solution of industry problems worldwide.
“American Demographics” online site with marketing information for the USA.
The American Dietetic Association is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
The American Egg Board (AEB) is the U.S. egg producer’s link to the consumer in communicating the value of the incredible egg. As the egg industry’s promotion arm, AEB’s foremost challenge is to convince the American public that the egg is still one of nature’s most nearly perfect foods. AEB’s basic task is to improve the demand for shell eggs, egg products, as well as spent fowl throughout the United States.
The American Frozen Food Instituteon is the national trade association representing all aspects of the frozen food industry supply chain, from manufacturers to distributors, from suppliers to packagers.
The American Herbal Products Association exists to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products.
AIB is your best single source for education and research in the science of baking, bakery management, equipment, ingredients, cereal science, nutrition, food safety and hygiene, occupational safety and maintenance engineering.
In 1981 Julia Child, Robert Mondavi, Richard Graff, and others founded The American Institute of Wine & Food, a non-profit educational 0rganization devoted to improving the appreciation, understanding, and accessibility of food and drink.
The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been an essential resource providing relevant marketing information that experienced marketers turn to everyday.
The American Meat Institute works hard to represent the interests of the U.S. meat and poultry industry to the federal government, Congress, the media and the ever-important customer.
AMSA’s unique role is to provide the forum for all interests in meat—commercial, academic, government and consumer—to come together in a reasoned, scientifically-based atmosphere and address the needs of the processing and marketing segments of industry, the consuming public, its own members and others in the biological and nutritional sciences.
The American Mushroom Institute (AMI) is a national voluntary trade association representing the growers, processors, and marketers of cultivated mushrooms in the United States and industry suppliers worldwide. Membership is available to any person interested in the mushroom industry.
The American Nutraceutical Association was established in February 1997 with a straightforward mission: to develop and provide educational materials and program on nutraceuticals an nutrition for health care professionals, consumers and sales associates from nutraceutical companies. Since our modest beginning at a meeting hosted by the Office of Continuing Education at the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Pharmacy, the ANA now has several thousand members in the United States and in over 10 foreign countries.
American Peanut Council is to serve its members by serving as a forum for all segments of the peanut industry to discuss issues which impact the production, utilization and marketing of peanuts and peanut products worldwide.
The American Pie Council (APC) is the only organization committed to preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting American’s love affair with pies. Designed to raise awareness, enjoyment and consumption of pies, the APC offers both Personal and Commercial Memberships.
APICS provides education for manufacturing and service industries across the entire supply chain, including purchasing, materials management, information services and quality.
APS offers information on the purchasing job market, supply chain news, certification, member benefits and more.
The Association strives to see that all children have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education.
ASAE, known as the association of associations, is considered the advocate for the nonprofit sector. The society is dedicated to advancing the value of voluntary associations to society and supporting the professionalism of the individuals who lead them.
The American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) is the only international trade organization working on behalf of convenience distributors in the United States.
The Aseptic Packaging Council (APC) is a trade association that represents the major U.S. manufacturers of aseptic cartons-Tetra Pak Inc.of Chicago and SIG Combibloc Inc. of Columbus, Ohio. The primary mission is to inform the American public about the product benefits and environmental attributes of aseptic packaging. As part of that charge, they work closely with communities nationwide to encourage the inclusion of milk cartons and aseptic packages (commonly called drink boxes) in their recycling programs.
The Association for Dressings and Sauces represents manufacturers of salad dressing and condiment sauces and suppliers of materials and services to the industry.
The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) fosters uniformity in the adoption and enforcement of food, drug, medical devices, cosmetics and product safety laws, rules, and regulations.
The Association of Food Industries is a trade association serving the food import trade. AFI is committed to developing programs that facilitate the business of its member companies, encourage free and fair trade and foster compliance with United States laws and regulations for the food industry.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) is the industry’s premier trade association dedicated exclusively to marketing and brand building.
The Association of Sales & Marketing Companies, a subsidiary of the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), is a Washington, DC-based voluntary member trade association promoting the interests of approximately 450 sales and marketing agencies and 140 manufacturers in the United States, Canada and abroad. ASMC Agency members employ more than 20,000 professionals, and service all classes of trade for the thousands of manufacturers they represent worldwide. In addition, the Association includes Allied members that service constituent companies.
Online site for the following newsites: Milling & Baking News / Bakingbusiness.com / Baking & Snack / Baking Buyer
The Beer Institute is the trade association for the malt beverage industry. Our more than 200 members worldwide represent the diversity of brewers and suppliers – national, international, regional and local. Beer Institute builds upon the principles established by the industry’s first trade association in 1862.
Breaking news on beverage technology and markets.
The Beverage World Publications Group provides the critical business intelligence beverage producers, distributors and marketers need to run their businesses in the dynamic $700-billion global beverage marketplace.
The Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) has sought to serve the interests of the biscuit and cracker industry through combined membership efforts. This has been accomplished by working in the areas of education and government liaison where pooled resources can be more effective than individual efforts.
The leading publication for media and marketing professionals.
As a member, you can benefit from the networking system, and educational programs. Working with other professionals who are members of the same Association can only help your business grow. Using these trademarked titles will show your brides that you are a professional and understand their special needs.
Business news publication.
The California Grocers Association is a non-profit, statewide trade association representing the food industry. CGA represents approximately 500 retail members operating over 6,000 food stores in California and Nevada, and approximately 300 grocery supplier companies. Retail membership includes chain and independent supermarkets, convenience stores and mass merchandisers.
The Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD) is the leading association representing the grocery and foodservice distribution industries, Canada’s second largest commercial sector.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962 with the purpose of furthering the unique interests of Canada’s independently owned and franchised supermarkets.
Founded in 1951, CIFST is the national association for food industry professionals. Its membership of more than 1500 is comprised of scientists and technologists in industry, government and academia who are committed to advancing food science and technology.
The Catfish Institute works in promoting the catfish industry.
For 75 years Chain Store Age has been THE retail magazine read by corner-office chain store executives.
The Chocolate Manufacturers Association of the United States of America (CMA) mission is to provide industry leadership to promote, protect, and enhance the chocolate industry’s interest through legislative and regulatory programs, and public relations. Firms engaged in the manufacture and distribution of cocoa and chocolate products as defined in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations are eligible for membership in CMA. Members produce a substantial portion of the cocoa and chocolate products manufactured in the U.S.
CIES is the independent global food business network. Membership in CIES is on a company basis and includes more than two thirds of the world’s largest food retailers and their suppliers. At the same time, local players from Austria to China and New Zealand to Brazil also play an active role in our organization.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the national trade association representing manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplement products.
Convenience Store News is the leading information provider in the convenience store and petroleum marketing industry. It provides readers with high-quality and analysis-driven editorial that is retailer focused. Content includes accurate and timely news, original research, trends and best-practice information. The brand franchise also serves as an information and networking conduit between retailers and suppliers through a blend of print, electronic and proprietary industry networking events.
The Corn Refiners Association, Inc. is the national trade association representing the corn refining (wet milling) industry of the United States. The association, and its predecessors, have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913.
Cosmeticnews.com is published by COSMEDIAS INTERNATIONAL, a publisher of business information dedicated to the beauty industry worldwide. Its publications constitute the most comprehensive information system available to beauty professionals. Cosmétique Magazine, monthly, Cosmétique Hebdo, weekly and Parfums Cosmétiques Actualités, bi-monthly are unchallenged in their coverage of the French market; International Cosmetique News, monthly, and Beauty Business News, weekly, are the only existing international publications reporting on the major beauty markets in over 35 countries in the 5 continents.
The Culinary Institute of America is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world’s best professional culinary education.
The DMA has been representing direct marketing since 1917. Since that time, one principle has driven us: Our commitment to our members. Whatever a marketer’s size, market or media, we are here to help members achieve bottom line success and satisfied customers.
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. More than 150 companies are members of the association, including many well-known brand names.
Display and Design Ideas’ mission is to help retailers maximize sales through effective store design and visual presentation.
Drug Store News is the voice of the retail drug industry. Forty thousand industry influentials read this publication every two weeks for its timely coverage of industry news, merchandising trends and pharmacy developments.
As the leading trade organization for flexible packaging converters and suppliers, the Flexible Packaging Association is helping its members meet the business challenges of the 21st century.
FDLI is the leading impartial forum for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), other government agencies and the legal, business, academic and consumer communities to engage in the exchange of information and perspectives on optimizing public policy, law and regulation relating to products subject to FDA jurisdiction.
From concept development to pilot plant through scale-up and launch, Food Developers e-Source helps you improve product quality and speed-to-market.
Food Distributors International is a trade association comprised of food distribution companies that supply and service independent grocers and foodservice operations throughout the United States, Canada and 19 other countries. This structure also enables FDI to quickly disseminate information to the membership.
Magazine that is the voice for food in Canada.
FIAE is an international association of food associations and the industry network they represent.
The Food Institute gathers information from every aspect of the food industry and reports it. Information that helps you stay on top of your business. Market coverage that can make a difference in your marketing plans þ from acreage intentions to finished product shipments, from supply situations to imports and exports, and exclusive pricing information, we will keep you up-to-date. Coverage includes produce, processed fruits, vegetables, juices, concentrates, processed seafood and commodities.
Food Institute of Canada’s Foodnet is THE place to make your home on the Internet! We have a password protected system, so this site is a place where food professionals can meet with their peers, gather industry info and news, and learn from other specialists.
News regarding supply shain and e-business solutions for food/CPG executives.
Magazine for today’s technology for food production and packaging.
The Food Marketing Institute conducts programs in research, education, industry relations and public affairs on behalf of its 2,300 member companies þ food retailers and wholesalers þ in the United States and around the world.
From recipe exchanges to fan forums for your favorite shows, discover an interesting and vibrant community of individuals who share your love and passion for cooking — and, of course eating! Introduce yourself to some fellow food lovers today.
Membership in foodprocessingmachinery.com is open to suppliers of machinery, supplies and services for the food processing industry.
FPSA is a trade association that was created in 2005 through the merger of the Food Processing Machinery Association and the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers. The goal was to provide each member company the ability to successfully compete and win in their chosen market places of food, dairy, meat, beverage and related sanitary processing industries.
FoodServiceToday.com is dedicated to serving the information needs of the food service industry. As an extension of Restaurant Business, ID, and FoodService Director magazines, we feature their in-depth coverage and analysis of key issues and trends affecting the food service industry. In addition, we offer breaking headlines and numerous web-enabled business resources which make this your one-stop center for industry information.
Latest news and stock information regarding the world food industry.
The Fooddude domain, a World-Wide Resource, exists as a PUBLIC SERVICE. It was created, and is maintained to serve those in, or wishing to explore, the packaged foods and beverage business. The Fooddude site offers a variety of free resources. In addition, a talented team of highly experienced industry consultants, with specialties ranging from product development, positioning, branding, and packaging, to marketing and sales can be reached through this source. These specialists bring over 100 years of trade experience, and are located throughout the US. So no matter the stage of your enterprise, or the assistance you seek, you’ll find that a free referral from the Fooddude is a wise investment! Please keep in mind that these are professionals, and while initial contacts may be provided for free in most cases, fees for service can be expected.
Foodprocessingmachinery.com is a vertical food industry portal designed to bring together buyers and sellers of food processing machinery, supplies and services. The site is produced by the Food Processing Machinery Association, making it the best source for information about and for food processing technology suppliers. Foodprocessingmachinery.com is a quick and convenient online resource that enables food industry professionals to network with one another and find all the latest news and trends in food processing.
The Foodservice & Packaging Institute is the material-neutral trade association for manufacturers, raw material suppliers, machinery suppliers and distributors of foodservice packaging products.
FrozenFoodAge.com The complete online source for information on the frozen food industry. FrozenFoodAge.com features the latest industry news, searchable article archives, classifieds, crucial business resources and much more.
GMDC is the trade association representing GM/HBC (nonfoods) products to the food industry. Our professional leadership is the example of the industry. We are known for our superior member services and for providing industry perspective and information on critical issues to our members. GMDC’s highly productive CCC (Controlled Casual Conference) marketing conference format ensures all participants of ‘getting the most out of our GMDC marketing conferences.’
Gourmetretailer.com is a Web site created for retailers in the specialty food and housewares industries. The latest industry news, trade show dates and information, links to industry associations, web-exclusive articles, and a searchable archive of hundreds of articles from The Gourmet Retailer print edition.
The Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) advances the interests of the food, beverage and consumer products industry on key issues that affect the ability of brand manufacturers to market their products profitably and deliver superior value to the consumer.
HIA serves the interests of member companies engaged in the manufacturing and merchandising of craft and hobby products. Representing every segment of the craft and hobby industry, members manufacture, distribute, design and sell craft and hobby products and allied supplies. HIA’s purpose is best summarized by its mission, “To facilitate the sales growth of the craft and hobby industry.”
Home Furnishings News (HFN) is a weekly newspaper featuring in-depth news and analysis of products and retail trends in the home furnishings industry. Retail decision-makers — from buyers to senior management — and manufacturing leaders look to the publication for breaking news and reports on key product trends and industry issues.
Although many of our member companies begin life as small or medium-sized enterprises, our collective sales volume is impressive. The majority of ICMAD members are manufacturers and distributors, but we have a wide range of companies whose livelihood is dependent on the cosmetic industry.
Quality business information products that meet the needs of the industries we serve. That means getting involved in those industries, being passionate about their growth and success. It means leading those industries, guiding them to new levels of profitability. And most of all it means caring about and investing in the future of the industries we serve.
IGD is a research, information and education provider for the food and grocery industry (UK and international). We have no vested interests and we do not lobby. We are unique in that we are the only organisation in the world that has members from all parts of the food and grocery market – retailers, caterers, wholesalers, manufacturers and farmers.
The International Bottled Water Association is the trade association representing the bottled water industry.
IDFA is the dairy foods industry’s collective voice in Washington, D.C., throughout the country and in the international arena. IDFA has become a leading player in the formation of positive domestic and international dairy policies.
The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association reflects the changing scope of member needs in the dairy, deli, bakery and related industries. IDDBA helps its members (manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, brokers, and many others) enhance their economic position by providing opportunities for professional dialogue, education, exchange of industry data and selling opportunities.
IFIC’s mission is to communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition professionals, educators, journalists, government officials and others providing information to consumers.
The International Food Service Executives Association is one of the earliest associations formed in the United States, and the first foodservice industry professional association.
The IH&RA is the only international trade association exclusively devoted to promoting and defending the interests of the hotel and restaurant industry worldwide. It is a non-profit membership organisation dedicated to helping members achieve their business objectives and prepare for the future.
IHA offers a variety of programs that helps you operate and market more effectively. And for special third-party providers of services and products…access to the housewares industry has never been easier!
The International Mass Retail Association is the world’s leading alliance of retailers and their product and service suppliers.
MRA promotes excellence in the opinion and marketing research industry by providing members with a variety of opportunities for advancing and expanding their marketing research and related business skills. To protect the marketing research environment, we will act as an advocate with appropriate government entities, other associations, and the public.
The NAACP has consistently relied on the membership and participation of socially conscious individuals of all races, religions, political affiliations and ideologies. While we have fought and won many battles to end racism, and injustice, there is still much work to be done. With your help we can build on the tremendous progress we have made and work together to eliminate the remaining barriers to freedom and equality for all Americans.
The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade is a not-for-profit business trade association established in 1952 to foster trade, commerce and interest in the specialty food industry.
The NASFT is an international organization composed of domestic and foreign manufacturers, importers, distributors, brokers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers and others in the specialty foods business. The organization has more than 2,100 current member companies throughout the U.S. and overseas.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is the country’s largest pharmacy organization. NACDS has served as the voice for chain pharmacies, the chief purpose of NACDS is to represent the views and policy positions of member chain drug companies.
The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) is the trade association for foodservice professionals at over 650 institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and abroad.
The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) is an industry trade association representing over 2,000 convenience retailers operating over 100,000 stores worldwide. Since 1961, NACS has been an advocate for the convenience retailing industry providing industry information, knowledge and connections to ensure the competitive viability of our members’ businesses.
The National Association of Flavors and Food-Ingredient Systems is a broad-based trade association of manufacturers, processors and suppliers of fruits, flavors, syrups, stabilizers, emulsifiers, colors, sweeteners, cocoa and related food ingredients. Its associate membership is open to all companies that provide products and services to the food industry.
Association for accredited Sales Professionals.
The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors is the Washington, DC-based trade association that represents the wholesale distribution industry. NAW is active in these areas: government relations and political action; research and education; and group purchasing. In addition to NAW, the association operates the Wholesaler-Distributor Political Action Committee, the Distribution Research & Education Foundation, and the NAW Service Corporation.
Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association is dedicated to creating partnerships that result in creating intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. In partnership with over 400 of the country’s top business organizations, the association has inroads into a wide range of industries as well as the public and private sector. The National Black MBA Association has more than 6,000 members and represents more than 95,000 MBA graduates and operates around three cornerstones — Education, Employment and Leadership. The organization gains its strength from a strong belief in community and a commitment to its development through economic and educational development initiatives that support the global African American community.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers.
The National Chicken Council represents the companies that produce, process and market chickens and chicken products in the United States. Our member companies account for nearly 95 percent of the chicken sold in the country.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is one of the oldest, most respected trade associations in the world. Over the years, the association has endeavored to provide the kind of vigorous leadership necessary for its members-which include domestic and international confectionery manufacturers and suppliers to the industry – to meet the increasingly complex challenges and problems that have confronted the industry. Today, NCA is the major association representing the entire confection industry, offering education and leadership in manufacturing, technical research, public relations, retailing practices, government relations, and statistical analyses.
The National Council of Chain Restaurants is a national trade association representing forty of the nation’s largest multi-unit, multi-state chain restaurant companies. These forty companies own and operate in excess of 50,000 restaurant facilities. Additionally, through franchise and licensing agreements, another 70,000 facilities are operated under their trademarks.
The NFI is a trade association that represents a wide spectrum of firms from small, family-owned businesses to large multinational corporations. The NFI is committed to assisting its member firms succeed in the global seafood marketplace.
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association promotes the sales and consumption of frozen & refrigerated foods through: education, training, tesearch, sales planning and menu development, and providing a forum for industry dialogue.
The National Grocers Association is the national trade association representing retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating in a variety of formats.
The International Housewares Association is the premier not-for-profit trade association serving the housewares industry through global information services; the premier industry trade show; housewares.org, a unique Web-based business-to-business community; industry advocacy; trade credit services and group cooperative buying. The International Housewares Association (IHA) is committed to maximizing the success of the home products industry by bringing together all industry constituencies.
The National Meat Association is a non-profit trade association whose mission is to advocate the interests of the meat industry in federal regulatory issues and national legislation that impacts the industry.
The NPA is the trade association for the United States pasta industry. The NPA is comprised of manufacturing, industry supplier, and allied industry representatives.
The National Pork Producers Council is one of the nation’s largest livestock commodity organizations. NPPC is the single unified voice for America’s pork producers on a wide range of industry and public policy issues.
The National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. The Association’s mission is to represent, educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 858,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 11.6 million people. The National Restaurant Association’s 52,000 member companies represent more than 254,000 restaurant establishments. Our membership base consists of many different facets of the industry. Our restaurant members represent tableservice and quickservice restaurant operators, chains, franchisees and independents. Our allied members are suppliers, distributors and consultants.
NRF’s mission is to conduct programs and services in research, education, training, information technology, and government affairs to protect and advance the interests of the retail industry.
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Widely known as the “Premier Hispanic Organization,” NSHMBA serves 28 chapters and 6,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce. Our vision is to be the premier Hispanic MBA professional business network for economic and philanthropic advancement. Our mission is to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to improve society.
The National Turkey Federation is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities which increase demand for its members’ products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products.
The National Urban League, the Coalition of Black Investors – Investment Education Fund, and the Investment Company Institute Education Foundation created Investing for Success(r), a series of investor education workshops targeted to African Americans.
The mission of the Network of Executive (NEW) women is “To attract, retain and advance women in the consumer products and retail industry through education, leadership and business development. The network was founded by a joint industry team of 25 executive women from retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, suppliers, industry associations and the media. It was incorporated on April 23, 2001. Today, NEW has expanded to include over 300 members that represent over 150 companies from across the industry. NEW was founded because women represent an under-tapped market at the middle- and upper-management levels of business today, particularly in the consumer products and retail industry.
New Hope Natural Media has been helping companies in the natural products industry succeed for more than 20 years. They provide integrated marketing solutions that help companies reach their markets, whether around the corner or around the world. They work with companies of all sizes to create comprehensive programs that save time, effort, and of course, money.
The Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association of Canada is the national association representing manufacturers, marketers and distributors of self-care products including nonprescription medications, herbal remedies/natural health products, nutritional supplements, home diagnostic kits and other personal care products.
To provide responsible leadership in strengthening and expanding the global foodservice equipment and supplies industry.
The Organic Trade Association is a membership based business association representing the organic industry in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmer associations, brokers, manufacturers, consultants, distributors and retailers.
Published monthly by Macfadden Communications Group, Pet Business is the most practical and comprehensive resource in the pet industry. Pet retailers and others in the industry rely on the news and vital how-to information provided in each issue. Analysis from industry experts, in-depth feature articles and special reports, as well as business columns and pet/product columns, are all written to meet the needs of the pet industry. Each issue also includes an extensive listing of new products.
PIDA, the Pet Industry Distributors Association, was organized more than 30 years ago for the purpose of promoting progress within the pet industry and to conduct programs and activities on behalf of the wholesaler-distributor.
At PhD in Management.org, we cover a variety of topics about the management field, specifically focusing on PhD degree programs. Some of these topics include salary and job advancement opportunities for PhD degree holders, types of programs and financial aid options available, and online institutions offering accredited degrees in the field. Our goal is to help students who are interested in pursuing a PhD find the information they need in order to choose the right program for them. Our comprehensive list of accredited colleges and universities allows students to browse through these online programs and request information directly from the schools. We also have a regularly updated blog, as well as other helpful articles, that offer great resources about these degree programs and potential career opportunities.
Pi Sigma Epsilon’s mission is to develop the sales and marketing skills of its members through life long opportunities. Over 2000 collegiate members participate in 50 chapters nationwide. Each chapter operates as a small business and is advised by a faculty advisor, local alumni and other professionals
The latest information on the prepared foods industry.
PLMA Global is a unique and innovative way for manufacturers and retail and wholesale buyers to meet. PLMA Global opens the door to new sources of products throughout the world.
The Produce Marketing Association is a not-for-profit global trade association serving more than 2,400 members who market fresh fruits, vegetables, and related products worldwide. Its members are involved in the production, distribution, retail, and foodservice sectors of the industry. The core purpose is to sustain and enhance an environment that advances the marketing of produce and related products and services. Members benefit from networking opportunities, including major events such as Fresh Summit, the Foodservice Conference, Expo & Tour, and the new Retail Produce Solutions Conference.
The Professional Society for Sales & Marketing Training (SMT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating business results for its members and their companies by improving sales performance. SMT’s goals are to develop and enhance the competencies of its members; to be a resource for sales and marketing technologies; to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences; to reach out to those interested in the field of sales and marketing training; and to increase awareness and recognition of the value and quality of the society.
Progressive Grocer is a monthly strategic publication serving upper management in the supermarket industry along with all other segments of the global food business. In-depth features by an experienced staff of editors and writers offer insights into trends in store development, technology, marketing, logistics, international retailing, human resources, and consumer purchasing patterns.
Retail Merchandiser online is dedicated to serving the information needs of the value-driven retail industry. As an extension of Retail Merchandiser magazine, we feature its in-depth coverage and analysis of key issues and trends affecting modest margin retailers. In addition, breaking headlines and numerous web-enabled business resources make this your one-stop center for industry information.
RBA creates industry-specific training programs, develop profit tools and connect retailers with suppliers and experts to help build profitable bakeries.
The site for information regarding grocery stores in Latin America and the World.
Sales and Marketing Executives International, Inc. combines the strength of an international, non-profit professional association with local chapters to provide ongoing seminars, workshops and activities designed to promote excellence through shared experience and to create success through shared knowledge. SMEI is the only worldwide educational and relationship-building forum created for sales and marketing professionals and entrepreneurs who seek professional growth in experience, leadership skill and peer contact. With affiliate chapters around the world, members benefit from both the strength of an international organization and the resources that a local chapter provides through ongoing seminars, lectures and networking opportunities.
The Salt Institute is the world’s foremost source of authoritative information about salt (sodium chloride) and its more than 14,000 known uses. The Institute is a non-profit association of salt producers founded in 1914.
Shop.org is the association for retailers online.
The Snack Food Association is the international trade association of the snack food industry representing snack manufacturers and suppliers. SFA represents over 800 companies worldwide.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 175,000 individual members, the Society’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society’s mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100 countries.
The Specialty Coffee Association of America is the trade association that focuses on quality coffee. Members are Retailers, Roasters, Roaster/Retailers, Producers, Exporters, Importers, Manufacturers of Coffee Processing-Roasting-Brewing Equipment and other Allied Products.
The Sugar Association continues with its mission of educating health professionals, media, government officials and the public about sugarôs goodness. The Sugar Association’s member companies are producers and growers of sugar in the United States.
Welcome to the Web site of SN (Supermarket News), the only nationally circulated weekly trade magazine for the food distribution industry. This Web site keeps readers up to date between weekly issues by posting daily news briefs and offering a free daily email-alert service. Executives use SN’s coverage as their primary information source for industry news, trends, and product features. The publication’s readership includes retailers, manufacturers, brokers, analysts, association executives and others connected to the industry. The publication is recognized as the authoritative voice in its field because it operates with the largest and most experienced staff of news gatherers and editors in the industry. Its weekly print magazine circulation insures its news timeliness, and its daily online reporting has become a very popular feature.
The Morning Cup, the leading online food industry newsletter, providing a daily briefing of industry news articles and trends commentary. By signing up for the Morning Cup you will also receive our monthly Food Trends Newsletter, which presents a variety of opinion on current and emerging food and beverage trends.
The produce industry’s leader in timely news and information, 108 years and running. The Packer is the produce industry’s No. 1 publication. The industry depends on The Packer as its main source for coverage of all the latest news. A peerless editorial staff also provides in-depth analysis of those happenings, setting The Packer above other publications.
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The Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) was created in 1990 to serve the emerging tortilla industry, now the fastest growing segment of the baking industry. In the U.S., annual sales of tortillas exceed all other ethnic and specialty bread sales, including bagels, croissants, muffins and pita bread. In 2000, tortilla sales in the U.S. reached the $4.4 billion mark and are expected to hit $5.7 billion dollars in sales by the year 2002. As testament to their popularity, the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) estimates that Americans consumed approximately 85 billion tortillas in 2000 (not including tortilla chips).
When it comes to representing American business — strength and reputation matter. That’s why 3 million companies of all sizes look to us to advance their interests before Congress, government agencies, and the courts.
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is the world’s largest and most active poultry organization. Membership includes producers of broilers, turkeys, ducks, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies.
USA Rice is the federation of U.S. rice producers, millers and allied industries working together to address common challenges, advocate collective interests and create opportunities to strengthen the long-term economic viability of the industry. USA Rice members are active in all rice-producing states.
Founded in 1904, United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association’s mission is to promote the growth and success of produce companies and their partners. United is the national trade organization that represents the interests of growers, shippers, processors, brokers, wholesalers and distributors of produce, working together with their customers at retail and foodservice, suppliers at every step in the distribution chain, and international partners.
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The Western Association of Food Chains, Inc., is a non-profit organization comprised of the top officials of the food industry that represents retailer food sales of approximately 100 billion dollars per year in the Western United States.
The Wheat Foods Council is a national nonprofit organization formed to help increase awareness of dietary grains as an essential component to a healthy diet.
The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. is the national trade organization representing the wholesale branch of the wine and spirits industry. It is dedicated to advancing the interest and independence of wholesale distributors of wine and/or spirits.
The Wine Institute is the public policy advocacy association of California wineries. The Wine Institute brings together the resources of 550 wineries and affiliated businesses to support legislative and regulatory advocacy, international market development, media relations, scientific research, and education programs that benefit the entire California wine industry.
The WFF is the only international organization focusing on the career development of executive women in the foodservice industry. Women’s Foodservice Forum engages the foodservice industry to develop leadership talent and ensure career advancement for executive women.
The World Trade Center Miami is a member of the World Trade Centers Association which is the preeminent global trade organization promoting two-way trade. There are 337 World Trade Centers located in 98 countries with a total membership of 2 million corporate members and associates. In the Western Hemisphere, there are a total of 103 World Trade Centers either in operation or in the planning and/or construction stage. This global connection is invaluable in assisting member companies to boost export sales by identifying overseas partners, agents/distributors, establishing direct sales operations or retaining services from international representatives in the legal, accounting, financial and marketing areas.