FMI CEO Sarasin on President Trump’s budget proposal to reduce expenditures on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin issued the following statement regarding the summary of President Trump’s budget proposal that estimates $2 billion in revenue to reduce expenditures on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would be generated for the first time, by imposing fees […]

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Supermarket executives rallied on Capitol Hill to discuss federal policies

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 200 supermarket industry CEOs and senior executives, representing nearly every state from across the U.S., rallied on Capitol Hill to discuss federal policies affecting their businesses at the annual Day in Washington fly-in. Food retail and supermarket operator members from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the […]

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FMI comments on the House Financial Services Committee consideration of The Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin issued the following statement regarding the House Financial Services Committee consideration of The Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10). “H.R. 10 allows the country’s largest banks to take $10 billion a year out of the hands of Main Street grocers […]

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FMI and NRF to combine existing risk and safety signature events into one cross-industry gathering

ORLANDO, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) will partner on PROTECT in 2018, according to a live joint announcement made today (March 21, 2017) at the Audit, Safety, Asset Protection Conference in Orlando. The two associations will combine their existing risk and safety signature […]

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FMI and NAMI release their annual consumer trends analysis of the food retail meat department

FMI and NAMI release their annual consumer trends analysis of the food retail meat department   DALLAS, 2017-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — After years of increasing prices in a volume-challenged marketplace, deflation is profoundly changing the meat purchase yet again. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) today (February […]

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FMI and GMA initiate new standard wording on packaging to reduce consumer confusion about product date labels

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a new industry-wide effort to reduce consumer confusion about product date labels, grocery manufacturers and retailers have joined together to adopt standard wording on packaging about the quality and safety of products. Currently, more than 10 different date labels on packages – such as Sell By, […]

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FMI announces The 2016 Gold Plate Award winners

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ., 2017-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation is proud to recognize the members of the food retail industry who are encouraging shoppers to share more family meals together around the table. In September 2016, 56 food retailers, 15 suppliers, and 37 allied organizations helped the FMI Foundation amplify National […]

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FMI honors The Hershey Company veterans with FMI William H. Albers Award

FMI honors The Hershey Company veterans with FMI William H. Albers Award J.P. Bilbrey and Tom Joyce Recognized for their Contributions to Trading Partner Relations    Scottsdale, Ariz., 2017-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) tonight (January 28, 2017) honored The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY)  by giving two of its industry veterans […]

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FMI recognizes Wakefern CEO Joe Colalillo for his entrepreneurial leadership in design and imaginative merchandising

FMI recognizes Wakefern CEO Joe Colalillo for his entrepreneurial leadership in design and imaginative merchandising   Scottsdale, Ariz., 2017-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) tonight (January 28, 2017) honored Joe Colalillo, president of ShopRite of Hunterdon County, Inc. and chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp., with FMI’s Wegman Award for […]

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FMI honors former Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw with the Rabb Award

FMI honors former Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw with the Rabb Award   Scottsdale, Ariz., 2017-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) tonight (January 28, 2017) recognized former Publix Super Markets Inc., CEO and current chairman of the board of directors Ed Crenshaw with FMI’s highest honor, the Rabb Award. FMI acknowledged Crenshaw for […]

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IRI® and FMI highlight 2017’s top trends in fresh foods at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, Jan. 29, 2017

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — WHO:  Steve Ramsey, Executive Vice President, Practice Leader, IRI Sally Lyons-Wyatt, Executive Vice President, Practice Leader, IRI Rick Stein, Vice President, Fresh Foods, FMI WHAT:  The food retail landscape continues to change as consumers’ shopping and eating habits evolve to fit their modern, on-the-go lifestyles. The CPG […]

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FMI supports legislation Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement in support of legislation, Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017, introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) that would repeal the death tax once and for all. ”The death tax represents the most pernicious form […]

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FMI releases its inaugural consumer analysis, The Power of Fresh Prepared/Deli

Research Explores Opportunities for a $24 Billion Category with Unprecedented Growth  CHICAGO, IL, 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) released its inaugural analysis, The Power of Fresh Prepared/Deli, which explores fresh prepared and deli foods through the eyes of the consumer. Grounded in Nielsen data, the research outlines how the supermarket […]

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CFA recognized FMI president and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin with CFA’s Outstanding Industry Leader award

WEST HARTFORD, CT, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Connecticut Food Association (CFA) names Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), as the recipient of CFA’s Outstanding Industry Leader award at its 2016 Person of the Year banquet.  Sarasin will be presented the award at an evening reception on October […]

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FMI survey reveals that only 57% of American parents eat dinner with their children every night

ARLINGTON, VA, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — As families send their children back to school, some parents are forgetting the most important school supply: the family meal.  A recent consumer survey of American grocery shoppers, conducted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Rodale Inc., underscores the infrequency of family meals in the U.S. and […]

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FMI and Nielsen announce partnership to uncover comprehensive insights on the “Digitally Engaged Food Shopper”

ARLINGTON, VA/NEW YORK, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help retailers and manufacturers better understand the forces and factors of change driven by digital technologies within the food marketplace, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced today (August 17, 2016) a strategic analytic alliance to uncover comprehensive insights on the “Digitally Engaged Food […]

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FMI partners with Trace Register for the 3rd Annual Traceability Leadership Forum

Seattle, Wash., 2016-Aug-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Trace Register, the global leader in seafood traceability, will host its third annual Traceability Leadership Forum from 8:00 am to 11:30 am on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s event will take place as part of the Pre-Summit Sessions […]

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FMI CEO Leslie G. Sarasin comments on U.S. House vote on GMO bill

ARLINGTON, VA , 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement from President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin who applauds the U.S. House of Representatives passage of legislation that would create a national standard for labeling foods with ingredients derived through biotechnology, thereby encouraging more transparency in the grocery aisles than […]

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FMI applauds Senate’s vote to invoke cloture and move forward with its consideration of the biotechnology labeling bill

ARLINGTON, VA , 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement from FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin applauding the U.S. Senate’s vote to invoke cloture and move forward with its consideration of the biotechnology labeling bill championed by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). Sarasin said: […]

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