What: Going “Beyond Green"

Who: Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association announce the Sustainability Summit

When: September 12-14, 2011

Where: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Overview & Information:

The Sustainability Summit will focus on staying ahead of challenges regarding people, planet and profits with discussions and seminars by industry experts. Hosted by retailers and manufacturers, for retailers and manufacturers, companies can begin to take steps toward successful and long-term sustainable programs.

Featured Topics Include:

Andrew Savitz and The Triple Bottom Line—Savitz, a 20 year consulting veteran, will discuss how to achieve economical, environmental and societal success.

Joel Sartore and His Sustainable Lens—Sartore has a 20 year history as a photographer at National Geographic and will explain his sustainable experience from both the environmental and social lenses.

Patricia Martin, CEO LitLamp Communications, and Social Media—Martin’s discussion will shed new light on how sustainability and social media can work together to reach consumers.

The Summit’s program continues to take shape. For more information and to register, visit The Sustainability Summit at www.tpasustainabilitysummit.org

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its 1,500 member companies — food retailers and wholesalers — in the United States and around the world. FMI’s U.S. members operate approximately 26,000 retail food stores and 14,000 pharmacies. Their combined annual sales volume of $680 billion represents three-quarters of all retail food store sales in the United States. FMI’s retail membership is composed of large multi-store chains, regional firms and independent supermarkets. Its international membership includes 200 companies from more than 50 countries. FMI’s associate members include the supplier partners of its retail and wholesale members. Visit www.fmi.org.