AMC Exhibitors Donate More than 5,100 Pounds of Meat and Poultry Products to Nashville Food Project; Conference Sets New Attendance RecordTuesday, March 3, 2015
(North American Meat Institute)
Exhibitors at the Annual Meat Conference (AMC), hosted by the North American Meat Institute Foundation (NAMIF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) last week in Nashville, Tennessee, donated 5,100 pounds of meat and poultry products to The Nashville Food Project , a nonprofit that seeks to increase access to healthy foods in homeless and working poor communities across Davidson County, Tennessee. The packages of beef, pork, chicken and other meat cuts were highlighted during the conference's Product Tasting Reception, which featured more than 60 exhibiting companies. The 2015 AMC also broke previous attendance records, attracting more than 1,030 members of the retail grocery and meat industries. This year's conference featured nine concurrent education sessions that examined marketing developments, merchandising issues and consumer purchasing trends facing the industry. NAMI and FMI also released the results of the 10th annual Power of Meat study, which explores consumer perceptions, attitudes and behaviors regarding fresh and processed meat and poultry. A copy of the report will be available for purchase on MeatInstitute.org by the end of this week. NAMI President and CEO Barry Carpenter also attended the conference and met with leaders of Meat Institute Member Companies.