Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance annual summit to take place in Chicago

By Adi Menayang

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Getty Images / Tom Werner

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The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) announced that its Annual Summit will take place in Chicago from August 5-7 at the Sheraton Suites Chicago O'Hare.

The GRMA is a global nonprofit with members from major retailers, manufacturers, trade associations and certification bodies.

It was formed to develop an auditing scheme that utilized consensus-based quality system standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) through the American National Standards process in several non-food related industries.

Each year, the GRMA Annual Summit brings together this broad group of industry stakeholders to focus on the continual improvement of quality and safety.

This year, the list of conference attendee’s includes, among others: Alkemist Labs, Amazon, ANSI, Brandless, Consumer Goods Forum, Costco Wholesale, Council for Responsible Nutrition, County of San Mateo, CV Sciences, Inc., Diesch Law Group, APC, First Quality, Gemini Pharmaceuticals, GRMA Board and Staff, H-E-B, International Vitamin Corporation, NSF International, Pharmavite LLC, Ranir, Retail Business Services (Ahold Delhaize USA), Rockline, SAI Global, Topco Associates LLC, Tracegains, VNI Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., and Whole Foods Market.

A statement from the alliance said that his year’s agenda will include “critical topics facing the industry today.”​ This includes the rapidly evolving issues around the development of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards for CBD products.

“The GRMA has put together a panel of experts who can help shine a light on this important issue. Other critical issues include Social and Ethical Accountability Standards, the impact of the trade war and tariffs with China, emerging regulatory issues, a message from the Consumer Goods Forum, updates on the Global Food and Safety Initiative, and many other important topics,”​ according to the association’s announcement.

Click HERE​to learn more and register.

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