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FMI welcomes extra FDA flexibility on infant formula

FMI welcomes extra FDA flexibility on infant formula

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Food Industry Association, FMI, says it has been committed to working with federal agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), throughout the infant formula shortage to identify challenges and find solutions for sourcing infant formula products at grocery stores. In light of FDA’s recent announcement to grant additional flexibilities

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 seeks Treasury Department help on coins

FMI seeks Treasury Department help on coins

ARLINGTON, Va. — Retail groups say consumers need to stop hoarding coins and start spending them, so retailers will have enough on hand to give people change for their cash purchases. FMI, the Food Industry Association, on Monday joined several other associations representing retailers and financial institutions in sending a letter to U.S. Department of

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.”

Retail groups applaud vaccine mandate stay

Retail groups applaud vaccine mandate stay

ARLINGTON, Va. – Retail groups applauded a court ruling blocking enforcement of the Biden Administration’s mandate that employers require workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19, or adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work. The National Retail Federation and FMI

Biden vaccine mandate raises questions

Biden vaccine mandate raises questions

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Biden administration’s announcement of vaccine mandates for businesses raises serious questions for retailers and supplier companies, two trade associations said on Friday. “The announcement yesterday by President Biden of an employer mandate on vaccinations and testing for employees, including fines and penalties for businesses that fail to comply, raises a tremendous

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

  The nation’s grocers have had to adapt quickly to changing conditions over the past year and a half. In this week’s Video Forum, Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI, talks about the resilience shown by the industry during the COVID pandemic. She also discusses changing shopping patterns, the ramifications of consumers’

‘Grocers positioned to be ultimate mealtime solution’

‘Grocers positioned to be ultimate mealtime solution’

ARLINGTON, VA — The grocery industry has an opportunity to expand its share of consumers’ total food spending by improving its foodservice offerings, according to a new analysis by FMI, the food industry association. “Grocery foodservice is at a competitive inflection point when we look at the state of the U.S. food dollar and the

Grocers striving to be health destinations

Grocers striving to be health destinations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Food retailers are investing to turn their stores into community health and well-being destinations, according to a new report from FMI – The Food Industry Association. Eighty-four percent of respondents in a poll of grocery retailers said their company has an established health and well-being strategy, and this same share of retailers report that

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