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 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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Blind Adventurer Stars in Nature Valley Ad
Posted October 17, 2014
The trip, called the "No Barriers Grand Canyon Expedition," will be sponsored by Nature Valley, which has struck an endorsement deal with Mr. Weihenmayer that includes a TV ad set to debut Monday night during NBC's broadcast of the Emmy Awards.

Land O'Lakes Partners with Nestle in China
Posted October 16, 2014
Land O'Lakes, Inc. announces it is working with Nestle to provide feed and forage training, nutrition services and laboratory services at Nestle Dairy Farming Institute (DFI), a dairy training center located in Shuangcheng, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China.

General Mills Adds Organic Foods With Purchase of Annie's
Posted October 14, 2014
General Mills Inc., the maker of Cheerios, Bisquick and Yoplait, is acquiring Berkeley, California-based Annie's Inc. for about $820 million, gaining a popular lineup of natural and organic foods.

Hershey Completes Initial Purchase of SGM in China
Posted October 14, 2014
The Hershey Company announces that it has completed the initial closing and acquired an 80 percent stake in the iconic Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (SGM), a privately-held confectionery company based in Shanghai, China.
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