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Supplier’s Corner Time for Change A LOZANO s we fast approach the 75th anniversary celebration of the Snack Food Association, it is a time for reflection and vision. While our association has grown in scope, it has shrunk in numbers. Our association — whose roots were born of small regional chippers — has experienced the fits and starts of an ever-evolving marketplace. As I prepare to hand the Associate Executive Council presidency to my successor — Charlie Rufo, market development manager at Inteplast, AmTopp BOPP, Livingston, NJ — I look back on what it is we tried to achieve and what has been accomplished, the ideas promoted and those left to be revived, and I marvel at our association. We have been blessed in that our organization, fluid and molded by the hands of a continually changing leadership, has been steered with the growth and the well-being of the industry at the heart and mind of its actions. May we continue to be so fortunately guided. However, I would like to suggest that it is now time for consideration of interorganizational cooperation and the physical co-locating of events. There have been a few attempts at doing so, but in a shrinking pool of resources, there is strength both in versatility and in numbers. Working with organizations such as the National Confectioners Association, the Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers’ Association, the Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association, and the Tortilla Industry Association will reduce costs and allow the organizations to put a strengthened face forward to address legislative as well as fiscal issues and concerns. Such action will gather more supplier members as our reach to more opportunities increases. Last, I wish to thank all of you for affording me the opportunity to serve this past year. It has been an honor and a privilege. See you at the 75th anniversary celebration in Phoenix, AZ. Sincerely, Mark A. Lozano President Associate Executive Council National Sales Manager, North America TNA North America, Inc. 8 Snack World February 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Snack World - February 2012

Snack World - February 2012
Letter from SFA - 75 Years...Growth, Innovation, Progress
Supplier’s Corner - Time for Change
Calendar of Events
75th Anniversary - The Birth of the Industry
75 Years and Counting
75th Anniversary - An Association is Born
75th Anniversary - A Glance at the Future
Government Affairs - Transportation Rules Roll
Meeting with members of Congress
Acrylamide Update - Strategies for Reduction
SNAXPO 75 - Building Knowledge Blocks
SNAXPO 75 - Exhibitor List
New Snacks
Products & Services
Ad Index

Snack World - February 2012