GFIA PowerPoint Presentation - Georgia Food Industry Association

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What is The Georgia Food Industry
Association (GFIA)?


The

Georgia

Food

Industry

Association

(GFIA)

is

an

organization

that

has

represented

the

grocery

industry

since

1912
.

The

GFIA

is

the

only

Georgia

association

that

is

solely

dedicated

to

advocate

legislative

and

regulatory

fairness

for

the

food

industry
.

GFIA

works

daily

to

limit

the

adverse

impacts

of

intrusive

government

regulations
.

Our

association

is

committed

to

promoting

and

strengthening

the

food

industry
.

With

over

400

members

consisting

of

retailers,

wholesalers

and

suppliers,

the

GFIA

is

truly

the

voice

of

the

industry
.




Why should a supplier join GFIA?

The

Georgia

Food

Industry

Association

(GFIA)

is

YOUR

connection

to

retailers

and

wholesalers

doing

business

throughout

Georgia
.


As

the

only

state

association

representing

the

legislative

interest

of

retail

grocers

in

the

state,

our

relationship

with

your

customer

is

critical

to

their

business
.

Their

active

participation

provides

valuable

marketing

opportunities

for

your

business
.



Exclusive networking events with industry decision makers


Sponsorship Opportunities / Brand Recognition / Trade Show


Legislative Lobbying / Liaison to Government Agencies


Advertising Opportunities / Access to the Industry Directory

What networking opportunities are
available to GFIA members?


GFIA

hosts

a

number

of

events

throughout

the

year

as

an

avenue

for

you

to

mix

and

mingle

with

decision

makers

in

the

industry
.

You

won’t

be

disappointed

in

your

new

contact

list!



2012 GFIA Event Dates


GFIA Legislative Reception


January 24
th
, Atlanta, GA


Swingin
’ for Scholarships


April 19
th
, Chateau Élan, Braselton, GA


Annual Convention

July 11
th
-

July 15
th
, Orlando, FL


Fall Golf Classic


September 27th, Villa Rica, GA


Holiday Extravaganza

December 29th

GFIA Legislative Reception

Kroger Merchandiser, Mike Faulk (left) with

MillerCoors

and Flowers Foods

GFIA Supplier Members Enjoy Networking with
Key Retailers in the State!

Legislative Reception

Bruce Lucia (left), President of Kroger Atlanta
and Pro
-
Form Group


Annual Convention

Tom Robinson (left), VP of Merchandising, Food Lion

And the Coca
-
Cola Refreshments Team


Holiday Extravaganza

Joe
DiBenedetto

(left), VP of Publix
-

Atlanta Div.

and Pepsi Beverages Company


Fall Golf Tournament

Verlin

Reece (left), President of Quality Foods,


Sherwood Foods and SUPERVALU


Holiday Extravaganza

GFIA Chairman Horace Hamilton (center),

VP of Merchandising, The Kroger Co.

and Mayfield Dairy Farms

What sponsorship opportunities are
available through GFIA?


Looking

for

ways

to

showcase

your

latest

product

and

gain

brand

recognition?

GFIA

has

numerous

sponsorship

opportunities

for

your

company

to

take

advantage

of!




What Sponsorships

Are Available?


Fall Golf

Spring Golf

Holiday Extravaganza

Convention

GFIA Sponsorship Examples



Top Left
-

Annual Convention

Bottom Left
-

Snack Shack, Convention

Top Right
-

Holiday Extravaganza

Bottom Right
-

Golf Hole Sponsor

Need Product / Brand Recognition??

Participate in GFIA’s Annual Tradeshow,

held during the annual Convention!

What is the Georgia Food Industry Education
Foundation?


The

Georgia

Food

Industry

Association

Education

Foundation

(GFIEF)

is

a

charitable

corporation

provided

for

and

funded

by

GFIA

member

companies

to

provide

scholarships

to

deserving

students
.

Since

its

inception

in

1995
,

the

Foundation

has

awarded

over

a

million

dollars

in

scholarship

funding
.




GFIEF

also

funds

many

educational

and

training

programs

for

the

food

industry
.

As

a

branch

of

the

Georgia

Food

Industry

Association,

the

Foundation

benefits

students

of

retailers,

wholesalers

and

suppliers

doing

business

in

the

state

of

Georgia
.






Scholarship Opportunities

The

Georgia

Food

Industry

Education

Foundation

gives

students

of

the

food

industry

the

opportunity

to

gain

funding

for

higher

education!

Any

student

that

works

in

the

industry

or

is

the

child

of

full

time

employee

of

a

GFIA

member

company

are

eligible

to

apply
.

With

over

100

scholarships

totaling

more

than

$
100
,
000

in

available

funding,

this

is

a

member

perk

you

don’t

want

to

miss!

As

a

member

of

GFIA,

your

company

also

has

the

opportunity

to

fund

a

scholarship
.

If

you

would

like

to

guarantee

a

scholarship

winner

from

your

company,

you

can

fund

a

“Piggyback”

award,

in

which

your

employees

will

be

the

only

ones

eligible
.

If

you

would

like

to

gain

company

recognition

and

“Sponsor”

an

award,

you

can

do

so

by

funding

an

award

for

your

retail/wholesale

customers
.

Fund a Scholarship for as little as $500!!

Eat at Home Georgia

Eat at Home Georgia is a program that was created to encourage and
educate consumers on how to:



Shop

Smart.
Save Big.
Live

Well.




Eat

at

Home

Georgia

is

a

program

that

benefits

the

entire

food

industry

while

stimulating

the

local

economy
.

The

program

encourages

consumers

to

shop

at

local

grocery

stores

&

enjoy

meals

at

home
.

The

website

also

benefits

the

supplier

community

by

providing

cost
-
effective

means

to

advertise

and

gain

recognition

for

new

products
.




Website Features


Savvy Savings Healthy Recipes Food Safety Recalls New Products

SPONSORSHIPS ALSO AVAILABLE!!
www.eatathomegeorgia.com







Advertising Opportunities

The

Georgia

Food

Industry

Association

provides

members

with

a

fantastic

avenue

to

advertise

throughout

the

year
.

Our

publications,

the

ExpressLine

newsletter

and

our

directory,

The

Georgia

Food

Connection,

are

a

great

way

to

reach

your

target

audience
.

With

distribution

to

every

major

retailer

in

the

state,

you

won’t

be

disappointed

with

the

recognition

and

coverage

you

will

receive

through

our

budget

friendly

marketing

opportunities!


Who do I contact?

Membership / Communications

Legislative / Regulatory Issues

Events / Sponsorships / Advertising

Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable

Kathy Kuzava

President

kkuzava@gfia.org


Jacqueline Newman


Government Affairs Manager

Education Foundation Director

jnewman@gfia.org


Mallie McCord

Membership / Communications Director

mmccord@gfia.org


Michelle Boyer

Director of Meetings and Events

mboyer@gfia.org


Kim Peterson

Accounting Manager

kpeterson@gfia.org



1260 Winchester Pkwy., Suite 110

Smyrna, GA 30080


www.gfia.org

(p) 770.438.7744 (f) 770.438.7761

Office Contact Information

Legislative / Scholarship Program