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Who We Are

Grocery Manufacturers Representative Association began in Louisiana in 1953. We are a non-profit that was developed to bring manufacturers and retailers together. This partnership provides scholarship opportunities to college students working in the grocery industry.

Each year, this partnership awards approximately $70k - $100k in scholarships.

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Raised Over


in scholarship
money since 2014

Awarded Over


scholarship funds
to students since 1997


Past Scholars

“This financial assistance helped me pursue my degrees in business and subsequent employment in the supermarket retail industry.”

Pricing Coordinator for Roberts Company, Inc. and 2004 GMRA/ADMAX Scholarship Recipient

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James Iverson

2004 GMRA Scholarship Recipient

Job Title : Pricing Coordinator, Roberts Company, Inc.

I came to appreciate the value of a dollar, hard work, and how difficult life can be for folks of average means at a young age working in the supermarket industry. I was fortunate to have wonderful parents that helped open my eyes to all of those realities and who also pushed me to take advantage of that knowledge. I was among the first recipients of the GMRA/Admax Scholarship in 2004 and that financial assistance helped me pursue my degrees in business and subsequent employment in the supermarket retail industry. One of my proudest professional moments since graduating came as a store director in 2012 when I was able to help one of my most deserving cashiers secure her own GMRA/Admax scholarship.

In the Southeast Region of Unites States


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Through Memberships

GMRA memberships provide manufacturers and retailers with opportunities to develop strong mutually beneficial relationships, as well as access to the educated and talented youth currently working in the grocery industry.

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Through Donations

Donations ensure the continued success of the GMRA scholarship program for students in the grocery industry, which provides students with the opportunity to continue their education and prepare for future career opportunities.

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