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Food Marketing Institute

Grocers turn bullish

MIAMI — It has been 10 years since Leslie Sarasin became president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute, and during her tenure  the level of confidence among the association’s members has never been higher. Speaking at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference late last month, she cited the newfound assurance among supermarket operators

Edeker wins FMI’s Rabb Award

MIAMI — The Food Marketing Institute honored the industry’s “humble heroes” in an awards ceremony during the institute’s Midwinter Executive Conference here. Hy-Vee’s Randy Edeker, Coca-Cola Co.’s Muhtar Kent, Heinen’s Grocery Stores’ Tom Heinen and IGA Inc.’s Mark Batenic were among executives recognized on January 25 as FMI gave out its 2019 leadership awards. Recipients

FMI honors supermarket industry leaders

FMI honors supermarket industry leaders

 MIAMI — Hy-Vee’s Randy Edeker, Coca-Cola Co.’s Muhtar Kent, Heinen’s Grocery Stores’s Tom Heinen and IGA Inc.’s Mark Batenic were among the executives recognized Saturday when the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) gave out its leadership awards. The 2019 award recipients were honored for trading partner excellence, innovative business practices, service and statesmanship, according to FMI, which presented

HBC, GM departments can drive traffic to supermarkets

HBC, GM departments can drive traffic to supermarkets

NEW YORK —The health and beauty care and general merchandise categories represent significant growth opportunities for grocery retailers, according to a new report. Shoppers at brick-and-mortar stores spend $80 billion a year across the HBC and GM departments, but the majority of that spending is going to retailers in nonfood channels, according to the second

A clearer message

ARLINGTON, Va. — Providing in-depth product information is one of the surest paths to take for retailers and consumer packaged goods companies aiming to broaden their base of loyal customers, according to a new report from the Food Marketing Institute and Label Insights Inc. The report finds shoppers increasingly want a closer connection to their

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

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2018. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Lisa Badgley, senior vice president of operations at Walgreens Lauren Brindley, group vice president and GMM of beauty and

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

Most consumers will grocery shop online by 2022-2024

Most consumers will grocery shop online by 2022-2024

MIAMI — Within five to seven years, 70% of U.S. consumers will be doing at least some of their grocery shopping online, according to research findings released by the Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen at the FMI’s Midwinter Conference here. The second-year findings of the “Digitally Engaged Food Shopper” study estimates that American consumers will be

FMI recognizes food retailers for service

FMI recognizes food retailers for service

MIAMI – On Monday morning the Food Marketing Institute presented two awards meant to recognize how the voice of food retailing can be a force in government advocacy and a champion in the communities grocers serve. “These legacy-makers leveraged their voices to shape a more prosperous future for our industry and the communities in which

FMI presents leadership awards

FMI presents leadership awards

MIAMI – The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) on Saturday recognized three executives at its Midwinter Executive Conference here. According to FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin, who presented the awards, the honorees share a legacy of achievement in trade relations, entrepreneurial spirit and statesmanship. “Our industry is rooted in a commitment to people and communities,” Sarasin

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