Contract Packaging Association

Join. Participate. Grow.

The Contract Packaging Association is the national, nonprofit trade organization for the Contract Packaging industry. Formed in 1992, CPA promotes the growth and welfare of member firms through its industry exposure and programs.

CPA members are comprised of the nation’s leading contract packagers, which perform all packaging functions; from the simplest to the most complex and from the glamorous to the mundane. Our members offer these packaging services to an extremely wide variety of consumer goods companies and these services range from manual and semi-automatic to full-speed, high performance packaging lines.

CPA’s objectives include:

  • Programs to establish strong ethical standards among contract packagers and their clients
  • Increase knowledge and expertise within the contract packaging industry
  • Improve the business reputation of firms and the professional image of individuals within the industry
  • Encourage the effective use of contract packaging services.


Helping supply chain companies grow since 1995

The Melville Group (TMG) is the leading industrial marketing agency for food/CPG contract manufacturing and contract packaging companies. We help our clients move more quickly in the market, generate superior revenue, and create greater long-term company value. 

TMG specializes in go-to-market strategies, reputation management, crisis public relations, employer branding, employee value propositions, corporate branding, digital marketing, website building, SEO, account-based marketing, and other services. 

Our team has worked with some of the industry’s fastest growing and most dynamic companies. The Melville Group helps supply chain firms of all kinds scale and compete more effectively in the marketplace by integrating strategy, thought leadership, and technology.

The Melville Group is also a pioneer in Food/CPG contract manufacturing research, having published the Contract Packaging Association State of the Industry Report since 2008.

Carl Melville

A 25-year industry veteran, Carl Melville has held senior marketing roles in contract manufacturers / packagers, 3PLs, and technology companies, including public, private, and Private Equity-backed firms.