This week’s Video Forum examines developments in the supermarket sector with Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI: The Food Industry Association. Sarasin talks about the FDA’s recent move to improve food safety, the industry response to COVID-19, and the impact of shifts in consumer behavior.
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
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
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Industry Association (FMI) and The Hartman Group were in the midst of preparing their annual report on trends in grocery shopping when the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. The “before” and “after” impacts illustrate the role the pandemic has played in accelerating the adoption of online food shopping, according
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Industry Association has appointed Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, to lead health and well-being initiatives for the association. Register, a long-time Wegmans Food Markets retail dietitian, carves out a unique position at FMI during a time when its members say they place greater value on their health and well-being initiatives.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Industry Association (FMI) is organizing a new virtual trading partner program that aims to accelerate business recovery as stay-at-home orders are rescinded across the United States. The FMI Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange kicks off on July 7 with “a compelling keynote” and will run over the course of eight business
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on the response to the COVID-19 crisis. Retailers have always been at their best during a time of crisis, when their communities need them the most. What is different this time is the sheer geographic scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, with a natural disaster
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
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
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
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
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