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FMI and GMDC partner on health and wellness
March 21st, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. – FMI and GMDC are partnering to present a joint conference on health, beauty and wellness next year. The event will be held at the JW Marriott Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas, from May 31 through June 4, 2013.
The program will enable food retailers and wholesalers, health and beauty care suppliers, pharmacists, dietitians and other health care professionals to come together and discuss issues and solutions in the field of consumer health and wellness.
"Consumers embracing the journey of a healthier lifestyle are looking for assistance in pulling together all the various pieces — health, food and nutrition, exercise and appearance — in a way that feels holistically right to them," said Cathy Polley, RPh, FMI’s vice president for health and wellness and executive director of the FMI Foundation. "Combining the resources of our two associations means we can offer food retailers and wholesalers a stronger, more integrated conference; one that will help them tell a cohesive health and wellness story resonating up and down every single aisle of the supermarket."
Dave McConnell, president and chief executive officer of GMDC, added that combining education and the resources that bond food and pharmacy, cosmetics and cooking, eating and exercise, can produce a cohesive retail experience to encourage a healthier America. "As the public perception of health and wellness expands, retailer resources must synergistically connect across a spectrum of services and provide consumers unified guidance, whether they’re shopping in cosmetics, the produce department or in the pharmacy."