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Food Marketing Institute

An under-exploited opportunity for supers

An under-exploited opportunity for supers

The Food Marketing Institute recently issued the 70th installment in its annual The Food Retailing Industry Speaks series. Based on responses from retailers that together operate more than 36,000 stores, the report provides a window on what the leaders of the nation’s grocery companies think about the challenges they currently face and prospects for the

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

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

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