The Contract Manufacturing Alliance (with industry partners) created the CPG Manufacturing Program as an extension of the Contract Packaging Association. We ourselves come from the largest consumer product manufacturers (ex: Nestle, Coca Cola, Pepsi) as well as a-number of startup and emerging brands with their own facilities (ex: Perfect Snacks, Nature’s Bakery).
The Contract Packaging Association and the Co-Packing Network established the Contract Manufacturing Alliance as a prime resource for all aspects of consumer product manufacturing, catering to startups, emerging, and established brands.
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Our Mission: To help consumer product groups of all sizes (start-up, emerging and established) who either have their own manufacturing facilities and/or are planning to create one or more. We also recruit consumer product manufacturers to become private labelers as well (to help round out their manufacturing schedules as well as to help their bottom lines). For our CPG manufacturer partners we have offers and discounts with companies in these related areas:
Start-up, Emerging and Established Brands:
Creating and / or Managing a Facility?
Helping Create a New Facility: The Contract Packaging Association has partnering trade associations (ex: PMMI – Pack Expo) and other partners (facility designers, others) who are available to help design and create manufacturing facilities.
Helping With a CPG Manufacturer’s Needs For Ingredients, Packaging and More: The Contract Packaging Association has resources that help with subjects such as certifications, shelf-life testing, ingredients, operations, quality assurance, recall procedures, packaging and more.
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance
The Eight Arms of Manufacturing:
Food Innovation Centers
Inventions and Prototyping
CPG With Own Facilities
Pioneering Industry Standards in Contract Packaging & Manufacturing
Established in 1992, the Contract Packaging Association (CPA) is the national, non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting the growth and welfare of firms in the Contract Packaging / Manufacturing industry and related businesses. We offer exposure and programs designed to foster growth within our member firms.
A Century of Expertise in Consumer Product Manufacturing
The Co-Packing Network is a comprehensive national Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) advisory group deeply rooted in the diverse US and Canadian consumer product manufacturing industries. Celebrating our 100-year anniversary, our expansive history spans supermarkets, wholesaling, manufacturing, owning brands, and beyond.
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance also helps consumer brand owned manufacturing facilities with access to its own roster of ingredient manufacturers and distributors, packaging manufacturers and distributors, food scientists, sales brokers, distributor partners and also helps with their needs to understand the retail, e-commerce and food service marketplace (with opportunities and more).
Incubation Programming: We have created programs ideal for brand groups with subjects such as retailers, calendar reviews, distributors, brokers, funding, PO financing, logistics, recipe and formulation help, packaging, ingredients, food service, exporting product and more.
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance
Creating products for the following:
Local and Regional Farmers Markets
Our incubation program connects consumer product entrepreneurs with kitchens, co-packers, and pilot plants nationwide, perfect for farmer's market operators and vendors.
Local, Regional, National Retailers
Together with our own internal and external sales partners, we help place products (retailers, e-commerce) that consumer product entrepreneurs make with their manufacturing partners. Our own www.RetailFormats.com showcases all of the retail and food service formats that are ideal for placements.
Local, Regional, National Food Service
We help entrepreneurs place their products with manufacturers in retail and food service locations via our sales partners. Check out the ideal formats at www.RetailFormats.com.
Local, Regional, National E-Commerce (Internal / External)
We create e-commerce platforms and Amazon relationships for client brands using our internal and external sales partners, with customers like Thrive Market, Abe’s Market and Wayfair.
Our family has been involved within the consumer product industry (US based manufacturing, retailing, distribution) since the early 1920’s. From the first generation to the latest, our best practices have been handed down over time leading to a long legacy of successes in the business (manufacturing, retailing, distribution and more).
Our New Community Tool: Squawkee
Our Own Media:
Contract Packaging (CP) is the official magazine for the Contract Packaging Association, published three times each year by PMMI Media Group (owners of Packaging World magazine). Dedicated exclusively to contract packaging issues and news, each issue is overseen by Editor-in-Chief, Anne Marie Mohan.
20,000 qualified packaging professionals receive each edition of CP. These professionals are individuals who have indicated that they have purchase involvement in contract packaging and related services and products. Magazine recipients are also contract packagers, who are CPA members.