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FMI

Rebranding of FMI goes beyond modernizing its image

ARLINGTON, Va. — Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI — the Food Industry Association, is intent on ensuring that the group’s recent name change signifies more than an update of its image. Formerly the Food Marketing Institute, the newly rechristened association represents an industry far more diverse and complex than it was

Food industry groups partner to ensure food is available

Food industry groups partner to ensure food is available

ARLINGTON, VA – The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) and FMI-Food Industry Association have formed an ad-hoc  partnership aimed at addressing consumer needs for food, water and cleaning products in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  The partnership will connect foodservice distributors with excess capacity (products, transportation services, warehousing services) with food retailers and wholesalers

Adapting to change, grocers are ‘cautiously optimistic’

PHOENIX — After weathering the storm unleashed by the advent of grocery e-commerce and the attendant predictions about the demise of brick-and-mortar stores, supermarket operators have regained their equilibrium and are charting a new course in the omnichannel world. The change in attitude was evident at the annual Midwinter Executive Conference convened by the industry’s

Six are honored with Executive Leadership Awards at event

PHOENIX — The Food Industry Association (FMI) recognized six luminaries from the food retailing and supplier communities with its 2020 Executive Leadership Awards, presented at the association’s Midwinter Executive Conference here. “The food industry is a people business,” FMI president and chief executive officer Leslie Sarasin said. “In our operations, there are three necessary virtues

Edeker becomes FMI chairman

PHOENIX — The Food Industry Association (FMI) has appointed its 2020 board of directors, which includes product suppliers and Randy Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee Inc., as the new term chairman. “Now, under Randy Edeker’s leadership, we will lead with a renewed focus in this expanded food marketplace,” said FMI president

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 best of best for outreach

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute is out with its Community Outreach Awards, recognizing grocers’ often overlooked contributions to the communities they serve. Here are the “best of the best” in the four categories FMI is honoring this year: • Neighborhood Health ­Improvement — Publix Super Markets Inc. in May partnered with Mind Body

Supreme Court supports data confidentiality

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in a lawsuit concerning the confidentiality of store-level sales data provided to the government by retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The case stemmed from a 2011 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by a Sioux Falls,

Supreme Court sides with FMI in SNAP case

Supreme Court sides with FMI in SNAP case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Food Marketing Institute’s favor on Monday, backing the trade group’s efforts to protect the confidentiality of the store-level data of retailers that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The case involved a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the Argus Leader newspaper in

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

Disruption dilemma

MIAMI — A sense of urgency pervaded the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI’s) Midwinter Executive Conference here last month. Faced with the tsunami of change sweeping over the industry, retailers and suppliers were eager, in private meetings and public sessions, to hear new ideas and talk about innovative strategies that will enable them to flourish in