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2010 Annual Meat Conference Highlight: Sustainability Session

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Washington, D.C. – The 2010 Annual Meat Conference, to be held March 7-9, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, features a new session this year that focuses on the hot-button topic of sustainability.

The session, “Sustainability—Not Just Buzz,” will be led by Robert Garrity, vice president, sustainability, Giant Eagle, Inc. During the session, attendees will learn how “going green” can improve brand loyalty and help companies become more profitable.  

Attendees will also discover the benefits and best processes for integrating sustainable practices throughout the food chain and the opportunities for retailers and meat producers to work together. This session will challenge popular thinking about sustainability and its importance in the marketplace and the need for companies to develop and implement sustainable programs.

 Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the conference each year attracts 800 members of the retail food and meat industries. It is considered the leading educational event focusing on meat and poultry marketing innovations, merchandising issues and consumer purchasing trends.

 Associate sponsors for the conference include the American Lamb Board, Beef Checkoff, National Chicken Council, National Pork Board and National Turkey Federation.

Visit www.MeatConference.com for more information, including a complete conference program.


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