Who is F4SS?

The Foundation for Strategic Sourcing is a non-profit organization with a primary goal to establish a forum whereby CPG marketers, external manufacturers, and secondary packagers can share the best practices towards the creation of industry standards aimed at improving efficiency and reducing supply chain costs

Our Events

F4SS hosts 2 major industry-specific events each year. Members are eligible for the discounted F4SS member rate (50% off). The events feature well-respected speakers from the CM&P and parallel industries and provide ample opportunities for networking and benchmarking with fellow F4SS members and industry executives
Sponsorship Program

The deadline to sponsor the upcoming F4SS Enabling Growth Conference is January 23, 2015. The program is designed to provide your company with maximum name and brand exposure. Click here to view the various levels of sponsorship available and the benefits provided at each level. 
Initiative Teams

The most effective way to begin experiencing F4SS membership benefits is to participate in our initiatives that are expected to generate cost savings for you and save the industry billions of dollars. F4SS members can even join the teams by clicking here. Get involved to help foster change, improve efficiency, and improve execution.
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Can 3D Printing Replace the C-Store?
Posted January 23, 2015
The Hershey Co. debuted its 3-D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction on Dec. 19. Consumers can interact with Hershey scientists and the breakthrough technology at the exhibit.

Kellogg files patent for versatile micro-bran
Posted January 23, 2015
Kellogg has developed a process that micro-grinds bran to create a more versatile and palatable powder.

6 Notable Food Deals of 2014
Posted January 21, 2015
Food M&A in 2014 continued to follow consumer eating habits, guiding investors and buyers to stock up on better-for-you brands and frozen food companies. Several companies, including General Mills Inc., made significant middle-market acquisitions to broaden their offerings for more health-conscious consumers. Here are six significant food transactions we saw in 2014.

General Mills: Protecting vulnerable watersheds critical to water policy
Posted January 21, 2015
Most water used by General Mills happens outside direct operations in agriculture and improvements must be made in at-risk watershed areas, says the company's chief sustainability officer.
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