Midwinter Executive Conference

Grocers renew ties at FMI event

ORLANDO, Fla. — After a two-year, COVID-induced hiatus and subsequent postponement from January to March 2022, FMI – The Food Industry Association convened its Midwinter Executive Conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel. The gathering of supermarket industry leaders and their counterparts from the consumer packaged goods and technology sectors was notable for the level

FMI board maintains leadership positions

FMI board maintains leadership positions

ORLANDO – FMI -The Food Industry Association at the Midwinter Executive Conference on Wednesday announced its 2022 board of directors. To maintain continuity and resolve during this uncertain time in the food industry, the association said Randy Edeker, president and CEO of Hy-Vee Inc., will continue to serve as chairman of FMI’s board of directors and joins other officers extending

FMI to pause Midwinter Executive Conference

FMI to pause Midwinter Executive Conference

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association said Tuesday that it will pause plans for its Midwinter Executive Conference, slated for later this month, and focus on reconvening the industry, in-person, when it is more feasible to host this type of high-impact, industry dialog. FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin offered the following

FMI leaders commend companies, frontline workers

ARLINGTON, Va. — The leadership of FMI: The Food Industry Association took the occasion of the group’s annual Midwinter Executive Conference, held virtually for the first time last month because of COVID-19, to recognize the heroic efforts of member companies and their frontline workers during the pandemic, and to examine what the retail marketplace will

Adapting to change, grocers are ‘cautiously optimistic’

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

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

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

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