The American Bakers Association is the only bakery-specific national and state trade association, delivering results on priorities affecting one of the largest sectors of the food and beverage industry.
ABA’s services reflect the collective needs of the entire wholesale baking industry
The baking industry faces a number of complex issues. From workforce challenges to commodity volatility within an uncertain and sometimes explosive legislative and regulatory landscape, ABA’s critical work on key issues effectively leads to positive change on behalf of the baking industry
Given the size of the baking industry, regulations and legislation from federal and state governments disproportionately affect ABA Members. The baking industry’s highly specific business needs require a trusted, experienced partner such as ABA to drive positive results.
As one of the top users of key ingredient commodities such as wheat and sugar, small shifts in markets can have huge financial impacts on ABA Members. Volatility within commodities markets has dramatically increased since the start of the 21st century.
There is no such thing as competition when it comes to food safety. The baking industry is committed to producing safe, nutritious (and delicious) baked products for America’s families. Day in and day out, ABA Members work tirelessly to ensure a safe food supply.
ABA Members and the baking supply chain have one of the largest trucking fleets in the country, constantly supplying America’s families with baked goods. ABA makes targeted advocacy efforts tackling pressing issues facing bakery supply chain logistics.
The enriched and whole grains in baked goods made by ABA Members play a leading role in diet quality, serving as the cornerstone of a healthful, plant-based diet. ABA works with our Members, nutrition experts, and scientific research to promote the inclusion of grains as part of a healthy diet.
Wholesale bakers operate in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia. ABA’s state affairs work is highly strategic, laser-focused, and immediately effective. The pace and timing of developments that happen at the state level create unique challenges for enacting positive solutions for the baking industry.
From small family bakeries to large wholesale operations, ABA Members are united in their commitment to an industry sustainability vision. Each company constantly strives for new and better ways to minimize its environmental footprint while providing baked goods to America's families.
More than one million bakery supply chain employees work tirelessly and safely making and delivering the baked goods that feed the world. ABA fiercely advocates for growing, promoting, and protecting the baking industry’s workforce – the heart of our Members’ operations.
ABA's team of subject matter experts work tirelessly to better serve our Members. Our staff equips Members with exclusive, bakery-specific resources, information, and program to affect positive change for their businesses. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
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