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Kroger Veteran David B. Dillon Receives FMI Statesmanship Award
FMI on Saturday presented its highest honor, the Sidney R. Rabb Award, to David B. Dillon, former chairman of the board of directors for The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). Dillon accepted the statesmanship award among his peers and industry colleagues at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami.
IGA Chairman Dr. Haggai Accepts FMI’s Humanitarian Service Award
IGA, Inc. Chairman Dr. Thomas S. Haggai received FMI's Herbert Hoover Award Saturday at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami. The Hoover Award recognizes Dr. Haggai’s longtime humanitarian service in the food retail industry.
ConAgra Foods’ Gary Rodkin Receives FMI Albers Award for Business Collaboration
FMI on Saturday awarded ConAgra Foods, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Gary Rodkin the William H. Albers Award, recognizing his exemplary business partner relation within the retail food industry. Rodkin accepted the award at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami among colleagues and longtime customers
FMI Disagrees with President’s New Tax Plan
President Obama’s State of the Union address to the nation included a series of new tax proposals, including a plan to radically revise the current capital gains system. FMI released a statement from Andrew Harig, Director of Government Relations, in response to the President’s speech.
FMI Community Outreach Awards Honor Food Retailers’ Creativity and Commitment to Customers
In an industry experiencing tumultuous change, the generous spirit and community-focused attitude of food retailers remains a constant.
Grocers Disappointed: Supreme Court Dismisses “Swipe Fees” Petition
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition that challenged the Federal Reserve’s rule on debit card swipe fees. The Court’s rejection of this important case ignores its tremendous impact on U.S. businesses, schools, charities, government and customers every time they use a debit card.
FMI Joins 20-Member Coalition to Fight Abusive Patent Litigation
Today, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) joined a newly formed coalition of 20 merchant and Silicon Valley groups with the intention to reform the patent system and combat abusive patent litigation that unfavorably impacts business.
Grocery Store Chefs to Compete in 2015 Supermarket Chef Showdown
Fifteen top grocery store chefs from around the country will compete to be named the Grand Champion of the 2015 Supermarket Chef Showdown during the annual FMI Connect conference in Chicago, June 8-11.
FMI Supports Practical Workweek Legislation
FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin offered comments in support of bipartisan legislation introduced today aimed at increasing the threshold of the Affordable Care Act’s definition of a 30-hour-workweek.
Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership Announces Next Steps for Securing the Payments System

Partnership sends letter to Congress outlining cybersecurity information sharing legislation principles

December, 4 2014 - Arlington, VA - Today, the Merchant Financial Cyber Partnership announced the next steps for the two industries t...

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