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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General Mills unlocks secret to keeping protein bits crunchy in moist fruity snacks
Posted August 27, 2014
General Mills - which has just unveiled a host of new protein-packed product launches - is seeking to patent a way of ensuring certain protein particulates can be incorporated into snacks containing moist fruit pastes but stay crunchy.
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High-protein, gluten-free products to debut from General Mills
Posted August 27, 2014
The latest spate of launches from General Mills, Inc. taps into five consumer trends: gluten-free, protein, bold flavors, whole grains and indulgence. Among more than 150 new products rolling out this summer are Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal, Larabar Renola grain-free granola, and nacho cheese Old El Paso taco shells.
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General Mills Explores Peas in Search of the Next Superfood
Posted August 27, 2014
Deep inside the General Mills research lab in Golden Valley, Minn., food technician Faith Perry is busy mixing up the newest Larabar energy bar. Tins arranged along one wall contain every conceivable ingredient you could squeeze into a snack, from rolled oats to marshmallows. But the one that will earn this latest Larabar a new moniker on its label-ALT, for alternative protein-is thousands of years old: peas.
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Oatmeal Right From Your Coffee Maker
Posted August 27, 2014
Will people use their coffee maker to brew oatmeal? General Mills Inc. thinks so. It plans to start selling Nature Valley brand oatmeal that can be cooked with a counter top Keurig machine. The machines make single servings of coffee, tea and other drinks using drop-in capsules.
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