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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

Retailing’s economic impact

Retailing’s economic impact

Retailers are speaking up about the contributions they make to the nation’s economy, in the hope that their needs will be taken into account when lawmakers rewrite the tax code. Earlier this month the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) released its “Grocery Industry Economic Impact” analysis, which quantifies the food retail industry’s annual economic impact. FMI’s

Supermarket trends

Supermarket trends

ARLINGTON, Va. — Grocery shoppers want “a clear and honest experience” with their food, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). And to guarantee such an experience, shoppers are demanding transparency from players all along the food supply chain, FMI said in its “2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends” report, presented at the FMI Future Leaders

Crenshaw, Colalillo are honored by FMI

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has honored two supermarket veterans for their contributions to the industry. Ed Crenshaw, chairman and former chief executive officer at Publix Super Markets Inc., was named winner of the Sidney R. Rabb Award, FMI’s highest honor, for excellence in serving the consumer, the community and the industry. FMI

FMI honors Hershey with industry relations award

FMI honors Hershey with industry relations award

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Food Marketing Institute has honored Hershey Co. by giving two of its industry veterans the FMI William H. Albers Award, celebrating excellence in trading partner relations and consumer and community service. The Hershey executives, J.P. Bilbrey, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Tom Joyce, retired vice president of global customer

FMI shifts its event strategy

FMI shifts its event strategy

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Wednesday announced it has decided to shift its events strategy and shut down its annual trade show — FMI Connect. The large-scale trade show format is falling out of step with the rapidly changing food industry, Leslie Sarasin, FMI’s president and chief executive officer, wrote in a

FMI recognizes Brown, Murphy with awards

FMI recognizes Brown, Murphy with awards

CHICAGO – The Food Marketing Institute recognized two supermarket industry leaders with awards at the FMI Connect event here. Stater Bros. Markets executive chairman Jack Brown received FMI’s  2016 Glen P. Woodard Jr. award for public affairs, and Price Chopper Supermarkets/Market 32 manager of consumer trends, nutrition and lifestyles Maureen Murphy  received the Esther Peterson

Bristol Farms’ Davis is elected FMI chairman

Bristol Farms’ Davis is elected FMI chairman

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — The Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI’s) board of directors voted to approve its 2016-2018 incoming officers during the Midwinter Executive Conference annual business meeting that was held here last month. Kevin Davis, chairman and chief executive officer of Bristol Farms Inc., has assumed the role of FMI’s chairman of the board. The