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FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin

FMI supports proposed liability relief plan

FMI supports proposed liability relief plan

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Industry Association strongly supports liability relief protections that have been proposed by Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) for the next COVID-19 relief bill, the trade association said Monday. “Nine in ten voters agree that grocery store workers (93%), agricultural and food production workers (90%) and farm workers

FMI names executives to new leadership positions

FMI names executives to new leadership positions

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI: The Food Industry Association announced leadership changes on Monday, including the planned retirement of an executive who helped lead a culture of food safety across the global supply chain. After nearly a decade of shoring up Safe Quality Food Institute’s (SQFI) foundations by updating standards, overseeing a technology overhaul of SQFI’s

FMI rebrands as Food Industry Association

FMI rebrands as Food Industry Association

ARLINGTON, Va. – The former Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday officially rebranded itself as FMI – The Food Industry Association. The change reflects a strategy to “more broadly represent the food marketplace and embrace a more interconnected supply chain, the trade association said. “FMI provides the most productive forum for connecting and holding constructive dialogue

FMI honors USDA official Andrea Gold

FMI honors USDA official Andrea Gold

MIDDLEBURG, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute presented its 2018 Esther Peterson Award for Consumer service to U.S. Department of Agriculture official Andrea Gold, who serves as director of the retailer policy and management division for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The presentation was made at FMI’s recent State Issues Retreat, an annual conference

FMI recognizes food retailers for service

FMI recognizes food retailers for service

MIAMI – On Monday morning the Food Marketing Institute presented two awards meant to recognize how the voice of food retailing can be a force in government advocacy and a champion in the communities grocers serve. “These legacy-makers leveraged their voices to shape a more prosperous future for our industry and the communities in which

FMI presents leadership awards

FMI presents leadership awards

MIAMI – The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) on Saturday recognized three executives at its Midwinter Executive Conference here. According to FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin, who presented the awards, the honorees share a legacy of achievement in trade relations, entrepreneurial spirit and statesmanship. “Our industry is rooted in a commitment to people and communities,” Sarasin