PHOENIX — The Grocery Manufacturers Association’s new subcommittee addressing retail-ready packaging is seeking retailer members, said Stephen Sibert, GMA’s senior vice president, industry affairs in a presentation today at the Supply Chain Conference here, sponsored by the FMI-GMA Trading Partner Alliance. (Click here  for more news from the Supply Chain Conference.)
“We’re recruiting Kroger,” he said. “And we encourage anyone to get involved.” The subcommittee is addressing how packaging can become easier to identify, open, replenish and dispose/recycle.
Supplier members of the subcommittee include Georgia-Pacific, J.M. Smucker, Schwans, Continental Mill, Mars, Procter & Gamble and Unilever. The subcommittee is developing a retail-ready-packaging resource guide that should be completed in 60 days, Sibert said.
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