Transforming the meat industry through technology

Affiliates

Beef Checkoff

Beef Retail Marketing

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Meat Solutions, Inc. has been associated with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association since 1995. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is the national trade association representing U.S. cattle producers. The NCBA understands and supports the value of accurate information and standards. Meat Solutions, Inc. works with the NCBA Retail Marketing (funded by the Beef Checkoff) on a number of initiatives. We are thankful for their support of our company over the years.

Pork Checkoff

Pork Be Inspired

National Pork Board
Meat Solutions, Inc. has been associated with the National Pork Board (NPB) since 2003. The NPB harnesses the resources of all pork producers to capture opportunity, address challenges and satisfy customers. The NPB is an advocate for standards and fact-based information. Meat Solutions, Inc. works with the NPB Retail Marketing on a number of initiatives. We are grateful for their continuing support of our company and products.

American Lamb Board

American Lamb Board
The American Lamb Board is an industry-funded research and promotions commodity board that represents all sectors of the American Lamb industry. The American Lamb Board, working with Meat Solutions, Inc., supports the Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards (URMIS) and MeatTrack.com.

Standards and Scanner Data Organizations
We collaborate with a number of organizations to develop and maintain standards for the meat industry. 

The Association of Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), a division of the National Retail Federation, is a retailer-driven international membership organization. ARTS was established in 1993 to develop best practices, technology standards and educational programs through collaboration and partnerships that will enable retailers, their vendors and suppliers to conduct business globally. ARTS standards, products and programs are dedicated to fostering innovation and increasing retailer efficiency.

IRI


IRi is the leading provider of accurate, actionable and timely scanner sales information for the perishable departments in supermarkets.


GS1 is an international not-for-profit association with member organizations in over 100 countries. GS1 is dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors. The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. Meat Solutions, Inc. is a proud GS1 certified professional.


The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) includes six commodity programs: Dairy, Fruit and Vegetable, Livestock and Poultry, Seed and Plant Varieties, Cotton, and Tobacco. The programs provide standardization, grading and market news services for those commodities. The AMS commodity programs oversee marketing agreements and orders, administer research and promotion programs, and purchase commodities for federal food programs.