The Manitoba Food Processors Association (MFPA) is a non-profit, industry-run organization that promotes Manitoba Made food products to local and international markets. The Association serves more than 260 member companies; ranging from small, start-up operations to large multi-national companies.
Manitoba growers, processors, marketing boards, government agencies, retailers, and industry suppliers of goods and services all enjoy the benefits of an MFPA membership. The Association supports its members by:
Promoting and assisting the establishment and growth of food processing companies in Manitoba by serving as an information bank and a networking system.
Coordinating the development and delivery of sales and marketing programs and training initiatives.
Serving as a communications link between members and government agencies and departments regarding issues that impact the growth and expansion of Manitoba’s food processing industry.
To accomplish our goals, the Manitoba Food Processors Association:
Organizes domestic sales promotions, under the Manitoba Made logo, designed to increase awareness and sales of locally grown and processed food products.
Delivers training programs and seminars to meet the needs of the industry, so that members can remain competitive and ready for the challenges of today’s business environment.
Builds business networks, providing members with opportunities to work with colleagues from organizations supplying goods and services to food processors.
Publishes a Food Processors Reference Manual that helps food companies quickly find the business answers they need to establish or expand their business.
Publishes an Entrepreneur’s Technical Guide To New Product Development & Manufacture to guide managers through the many phases of developing a new food product or reformulating existing products.
Publishes In The Process, a monthly business-oriented newsletter covering market information, member profiles, upcoming events, and industry news.
Publishes an annual Membership Directory & Product Guide that is widely distributed and used as a sourcing directory by buyers from the retail and food service sectors.
Provides a unified voice through which our companies can communicate their concerns to government on issues that affect our industry.
Runs an annual Industry Excellence Awards to recognize exceptional Manitoba food industry leaders.
The Association’s programs are designed to offer tremendous cost savings to members – particularly our domestic promotion, training activities and export programs.