Selected Trade Associations

American Cheese Society
The ACS provides the cheese community with educational resources and networking opportunities, while encouraging the highest standards of cheesemaking focused on safety and sustainability.

Biscuits and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association
The B&CMA is a 112-year-old international trade organization representing the entire spectrum of companies in the manufacturing of cookies and crackers and the suppliers to the industry.

Bread Bakers Guild of America
The BBA promotes interaction & exchange of information between artisan bakers, suppliers, and specialists involved in baking and baking ingredients.

Brewer’s Association
The Brewers Association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. It consists of more than 3,400 U.S. brewery members and 46,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association and members of the allied trade, beer distributors, individuals, other associate members.

Food Institute
The FI strives to be the best “single source” for current, timely and relevant information about the food industry from “farm to fork.”

Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
The Independent Natural Food Retailers Association was established in 2005 to strengthen independent natural food retailers through shared resources focused on improving operational efficiency, marketing, and joint purchasing.

Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association
The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association is a business trade association representing main street businesses: independently owned and operated grocery stores, supermarkets, food and beverage producers and processors, wholesalers and distributors and allied service companies.

National Pasta Association
The National Pasta Association (NPA) is the trade association for the U.S. pasta industry.

North American Maple Association
The North American Maple Association is an international network of associations representing 16 commercial maple producing states and Canadian provinces within North America.

Snack Food Association International
Since 1937, SNAC International has been the leading international trade association of the snack industry, representing over 400 snack manufacturers, marketers, and suppliers worldwide.

Specialty Food Association
The SFA represents the specialty food industry. The organization presents two conferences each year and produces numerous excellent publications on a wide range of topics for the novice or experienced food entrepreneur.