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 Conferences

F4SS hosts 2 major industry-specific conferences each year. Members are eligible for the discounted F4SS member rate (50% off). The conferences 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 Continuous Improvement Conference is August 1, 2014. 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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Mexican company buys Faribault Foods
Posted August 19, 2014
Faribault Foods, best known in Minnesota for its Kuner's canned beans and Butter Kernel vegetables, has been purchased for an undisclosed price by privately owned La Costena, one of Mexico's largest canned food companies.

Cheerios Get a Protein Boost
Posted July 28, 2014
General Mills Inc. plans to start selling Cheerios Protein, hoping to boost sales among the growing numbers of people giving up cereal in favor of protein-rich breakfasts like Greek yogurt.

Insights from Lisa Shambro of Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS)
Posted July 21, 2014
On May 13, 2014 PacMoore Products had the privilege of hosting Lisa Shambro (Executive Director of the Foundation for Strategic Sourcing) for a visit. PacMoore recently joined F4SS in January so Lisa's visit allowed her to present an F4SS overview presentation and findings from a recent market study. Not only did this provide an increased understanding of F4SS for a broader audience at PacMoore, but it also provided Lisa with a better understanding of PacMoore and our capabilities as well.

Mars Commits To Palm Oil, Deforestation Policies
Posted May 28, 2014
Mars, Inc. is pledging to achieve a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain by the end of 2014 and has unveiled a policy to attain it, the company reports.
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