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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

Grocers renew ties at FMI event

ORLANDO, Fla. — After a two-year, COVID-induced hiatus and subsequent postponement from January to March 2022, FMI – The Food Industry Association convened its Midwinter Executive Conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel. The gathering of supermarket industry leaders and their counterparts from the consumer packaged goods and technology sectors was notable for the level

Six food industry leaders honored at FMI event

ORLANDO, Fla. — FMI – the Food Industry Association, recognized six executives with leadership awards at its recent Midwinter Executive Conference here. The industry leaders honored were Neal Berube of Associated Food Stores, Jonathan Mayes of Albertsons Cos., Steve Cahillane of Kellogg Co., Mike Stone of Mollie Stone’s Markets, Todd Schnuck of Schnuck Markets Inc.

FMI board maintains leadership positions

FMI board maintains leadership positions

ORLANDO – FMI -The Food Industry Association at the Midwinter Executive Conference on Wednesday announced its 2022 board of directors. To maintain continuity and resolve during this uncertain time in the food industry, the association said Randy Edeker, president and CEO of Hy-Vee Inc., will continue to serve as chairman of FMI’s board of directors and joins other officers extending

FMI offers perspective on grocery inflation

FMI offers perspective on grocery inflation

It’s clear that high inflation, which some overly optimistic economists had predicted would be a short-lived phenomenon, is now a persistent problem. Nowhere is the financial squeeze it causes more immediately evident to most Americans than at the supermarket. Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI – The Food Industry Association, and Ricky

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

FMI makes staff changes

FMI makes staff changes

ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI – The Food Industry Association has named Christine Pollack as vice president of government relations, and promoted FMI senior director of state government relations Elizabeth Tansing to vice president of state government relations. Tansing will oversee the association’s state issue management as well as the resources for member companies and state

Grocers experience triumph, travails

Grocers experience triumph, travails

In the 72 years that FMI has issued “The Food Retailing Industry Speaks” report, the survey of retail and wholesale companies is unlikely to have uncovered such a confluence of promise and peril as it has today. With COVID-19 acting as the catalyst, the supermarket sector experienced unprecedented demand and buttressed its standing over the

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

Analysis: grocers can be ‘the ultimate mealtime solution’

NEW YORK — The pandemic allowed grocery retailers to stem the multiyear trend that had them losing share of consumer spending on food to restaurants and other prepared-food purveyors. And though Americans are again consuming more meals away from home, there’s reason to be optimistic that grocers can maintain some of the market-share gains as

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’

FMI applauds Senate Judiciary Committee on Rx legislation

FMI applauds Senate Judiciary Committee on Rx legislation

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association, which represents more than 12,000 supermarket pharmacies operated by food retailer member companies, on Thursday lauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the bipartisan Prescription Pricing for the People Act (S.1388). Introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), this legislation would require the Federal

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