As you'll see on Page 1, two industry trade associations appear to be headed for a merger. They are the Grocery Manufacturers of America, which represents food and beverage manufacturers, and the Association of Sales & Marketing Companies, which represents sales agencies. That category of activity used to be known as food brokerages. Indeed, until recent times ASMC was known as the National Food Brokers Association.
It's easy to view this news as minute industry arcana: things of