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What: Going “Beyond Green"

Who: Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association announce the Sustainability Summit

When: September 12-14, 2011

Where: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Overview & Information:

The Sustainability Summit will focus on staying ahead of challenges regarding people, planet and profits with discussions and seminars by industry experts. Hosted by retailers and manufacturers, for retailers and manufacturers, companies can begin to take steps toward successful and long-term sustainable programs.

Featured Topics Include:

Andrew Savitz and The Triple Bottom Line—Savitz, a 20 year consulting veteran, will discuss how to achieve economical, environmental and societal success.

Joel Sartore and His Sustainable Lens—Sartore has a 20 year history as a photographer at National Geographic and will explain his sustainable experience from both the environmental and social lenses.

Patricia Martin, CEO LitLamp Communications, and Social Media—Martin’s discussion will shed new light on how sustainability and social media can work together to reach consumers.

The Summit’s program continues to take shape. For more information and to register, visit The Sustainability Summit at


Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its 1,500 member companies — food retailers and wholesalers — in the United States and around the world. FMI’s U.S. members operate approximately 26,000 retail food stores and 14,000 pharmacies. Their combined annual sales volume of $680 billion represents three-quarters of all retail food store sales in the United States. FMI’s retail membership is composed of large multi-store chains, regional firms and independent supermarkets. Its international membership includes 200 companies from more than 50 countries. FMI’s associate members include the supplier partners of its retail and wholesale members. Visit

Based in Washington, D.C., the Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe.

Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day. The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders.

In keeping with its founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation and to providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. The food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry in the United States generates sales of $2.1 trillion annually, employs 14 million workers and contributes $1 trillion in added value to the economy every year. For more information visit