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Food Marketing Institute

FMI honors Crenshaw with Rabb Award

FMI honors Crenshaw with Rabb Award

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Food Marketing Institute on Friday honored former Publix Super Markets Inc. chief executive officer Ed Crenshaw with the organization’s highest honor, the Rabb Award. FMI recognized Crenshaw for excellence in serving the consumer, the community and the industry at a celebratory event at the Midwinter Executive Conference. The awards ceremony was

A look at the trade show circuit

A look at the trade show circuit

Where will mass retailing executives be spending their out-of-office time in 2017? Surprisingly, fewer viable choices are immediately apparent, though the obvious ones — the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Food Marketing Institute — still stand out. On the face of it, the broad selection of recent years has diminished, in part

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

Supers in sweet spot

CHICAGO — More Americans than ever are shopping for food, and supermarkets are among shoppers’ most trusted allies when it comes to food safety and health and wellness. These two  encouraging trends for food retailers were identified by Food Marketing Institute president and chief executive officer Leslie Sarasin in her presentation of the institute’s “2016

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