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FMI’s Sarasin: Focus on data, not politics

FMI’s Sarasin: Focus on data, not politics

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin says that the national conversation about food prices must be informed by data, rather than politics. “Politicizing grocery prices for political gain is completely counterproductive to improving the accessibility and quality of food for all Americans,” Sarasin said in a statement. “With the exception of a

FMI welcomes new members to its board

FMI welcomes new members to its board

ARLINGTON, Va.  — FMI – The Food Industry Association, on Friday welcomed new members to its board of directors. The new directors, elected at a January 2024 board meeting, further build on FMI’s commitment to maintain a broad representation of the supplier and retailer/wholesaler communities within its leadership, the association said. “The food industry is

FMI honors seven exemplary food industry leaders

FMI honors seven exemplary food industry leaders

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – FMI — The Food Industry Association on Friday presented its 2024 Executive Leadership Awards to seven executives who “exemplify excellence in the food industry through innovative leadership, community outreach, and stellar customer service.” The 2024 awards, presented at FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference, went to: Brookshire’s Brad Brookshire; KeHe Distributors’ Brandon Barnholt;

Grocery shoppers expand perception of value

Grocery shoppers expand perception of value

ARLINGTON, Va. — Grocery shoppers are considering a wider range of factors beyond just price when they evaluate whether the items they buy offer “good value,” according to a recent survey conducted by FMI – The Food Industry Association. The survey, part of FMI’s  U.S. Grocery Shopping Trends 2023 series, sheds light on the evolving

FMI picks 12 store manager award finalists

FMI picks 12 store manager award finalists

ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI—The Food Industry Association on Wednesday announced 12 finalists for its 2023 Store Manager Awards. From a record 175 nominations, these outstanding store managers stood out from the crowd for their ability to generate sales growth; effectively communicate company and store goals and objectives; demonstrate team leadership in their store/company; provide exceptional

FMI Foundation announces Gold Plate Award recipients

FMI Foundation announces  Gold Plate Award recipients

Arlington, Va. – The FMI Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2022 Gold Plate Awards. The winners were named during a livestreamed Gold Plate Awards Celebration, co-hosted by FMI Foundation Executive Director David Fikes and FMI President and CEO Leslie G.  Sarasin. The Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding family meal programs implemented by the

FMI: Food Industry Investing in Customer Experience

FMI: Food Industry Investing in Customer Experience

ARLINGTON, Va. — The food industry is making major investments aimed at addressing shoppers’ evolving tastes, according to FMI—The Food Industry Association. FMI’s annual research report, The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2022, finds that food retailers are focusing on investments in new technologies (73%) like foodservice ordering and delivery, dynamic pricing, and mobile checkout systems.

FMI launches new GM and HBC initiative

FMI launches new GM and HBC initiative

ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI – The Food Industry Association is launching a new initiative aimed at boosting general merchandise & health and beauty care (GM & HBC) sales in grocery stores. Led by consumer goods and retail industry veteran Tom Duffy, FMI’s new program will aim to “establish community engagement, a portfolio of insights and

FMI presents Executive Leadership Awards

FMI presents Executive Leadership Awards

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI, the Food Industry Association, presented its annual Executive Leadership Awards on Tuesday, honoring Neal Berube, Jonathan Mayes, Steve Cahillane, Mike Stone, Todd Schnuck and Norman Mayne. Throughout the past year, these six executives displayed masterful leadership in overcoming challenges of the rapidly evolving food industry, FMI said. The 2022 awards were

FMI Midwinter Executive Conference rescheduled

FMI Midwinter Executive Conference rescheduled

ARLINGTON – FMI, The Food Industry Association, has rescheduled its signature Midwinter Executive Conference, after pausing to consider the heightened challenges associated with the Omicron variant. FMI Midwinter is now set to take place in-person from March 28 to March 31 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla. “While we paused our Midwinter event plans

FMI, NAMI cancel Annual Meat Conference

FMI, NAMI cancel Annual Meat Conference

WASHINGTON — FMI, The Food Industry Association, and The North American Meat Institute have decided to cancel the 2022 Annual Meat Conference. The groups said Wednesday that the decision was made “out of respect for the health of our communities and due to the attention and consideration our respective members are putting into their operations.”

FMI to pause Midwinter Executive Conference

FMI to pause Midwinter Executive Conference

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association said Tuesday that it will pause plans for its Midwinter Executive Conference, slated for later this month, and focus on reconvening the industry, in-person, when it is more feasible to host this type of high-impact, industry dialog. FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin offered the following

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