AUGUSTA, MAINE – September 29th, 2016 – The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association (MGFPA) is proud to announce their prestigious 2016 awards. Food City and Save-a-Lot Stores located in Bridgton, Lewiston, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, Turner, Waterville, and Wilton is the 2016 Grocer of the Year; Raye’s Mustard of Eastport, is the Producer of the Year, and United Insurance of Portland and 14 locations throughout Maine is the 2016 Associate of the Year.Read More
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On September 27th, The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association (MGFPA) hosted Maine’s
Third Annual Best Bagger Championship to honor our state’s “best” grocery checkout bagger.
Governor Paul LePage received a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture highlighting the newly passed federal legislation regarding the specific clause that preempts states from implementing their own GMO labeling regulations. The letter also makes note that the USDA will shortly begin rule making to set in place a national standard for the labeling of genetically engineered products. Maine’s GMO labeling law which is not in effect remains on the books but will not be implemented.
To read the letter, click here.Read More
Shelley Doak, Executive Director recently completed her second year of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management.
“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”
“I feel extremely fortunate to be part of the Institute’s four-year program and have already shared some new ideas with members and Board Directors,” Shelley Doak said.