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
Outsourcing Award Winners

F4SS is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 F4SS Outsourcing Excellence Awards.  

Click here to receive a copy of the Outsourcing Excellence Award case studies.
SRM Learning Program

Two years in development, the SRM program we've been waiting for is about to begin.  Aligning to the Strategic Sourcing Process is a multi-module program developed by State of Flux exclusively for F4SS members and select invitees.  Click here to reserve your seat at our FREE Webinar on August 18th.
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Hearthside Food Solutions Acquires VSI, Europe's Largest Sports/Energy Bar Manufacturer; Also Acquires Additional U.S. Bar Production Facility
Posted August 25, 2015
Hearthside Food Solutions today announced two separate, definitive agreements enabling the company to expand rapidly in the fastest-growing bar categories in the Americas and Europe.

Land O'Lakes Inc. crops division merging with Iowa-based United Suppliers
Posted August 24, 2015
Land O'Lakes Inc. and United Suppliers Inc. are merging their crops inputs units, forming a business division with more than $7 billion in annual sales.

Puffed nut future? Frito-Lay files patent for expansion method
Posted August 24, 2015
Frito-Lay has developed a method to puff nuts and legumes for enhanced-texture snacks.

General Mills wants more from the core
Posted August 10, 2015
Executives at General Mills, Inc. are optimistic about the long-term outlook for the Minneapolis-based company. In a May 19 presentation at the Barclays Americas Select Conference in London, Ken Powell, chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills, said he expects the company's long-term growth model to feature low-single-digit growth in net sales, mid-single-digit growth in segment operating income and high-single-digit growth in earnings per share. He identified four business strategies he sees as being keys to delivering on that model.
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