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Pharmacy united in call for President Trump to act on DIR fee reform

Pharmacy united in call for President Trump to act on DIR fee reform

WASHINGTON — Action by the Trump Administration, Congress or both is needed now to provide relief from pharmacy direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees that inflate drug costs paid by patients and the government, and that force pharmacies to fill Medicare prescriptions often below cost. That was the message delivered Monday in a letter to

New FMI and IRI report reveals private brands making a comeback

New FMI and IRI report reveals private brands making a comeback

CHICAGO and ARLINGTON, Va. — Private brand performance within the grocery channel dramatically increased in the past year, posting annual sales of $138 billion across multi-outlet plus convenience store retail channels in the United States in 2017, according to new insights from Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and IRI. Still, supermarkets face major competitive challenges and

Food retailers sharpen focus on wellness

Food retailers sharpen focus on wellness

Each year, the Food Marketing Institute surveys food retailers to identify what trends will have a positive or a negative impact their company’s sales and profits. This provides insights on what keeps chief executive officers up at night and what consumers are telling them they need to do to remain relevant in today’s marketplace. The

There’s still a lot of life left in trade shows

There’s still a lot of life left in trade shows

The Food Marketing Institute’s recent cancellation of FMI Connect, the trade show that had been scheduled for McCormick Place in Chicago next June, raises some interesting questions about the value and long-term viability of such events. FMI Connect and its predecessors were for many years a staple on the supermarket industry calendar, so, as Leslie

FMI eliminates its annual trade show

ARLINGTON, Va. — Citing the changing needs of its members, the Food Marketing Institute is cancelling its annual FMI Connect trade show. “FMI aims at all times to be as agile and as bold as required to serve the needs of our members as well as the broader food industry,” said organization president and chief

FMI alters its event strategy

FMI alters 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

FMI vice president Cathy Polley dies

ARLINGTON, Va. — Cathy Polley, a retail veteran who most recently served as vice president of health and wellness at the Food Marketing Institute and as executive director of the FMI Foundation, died November 2. She was 56. A registered pharmacist, Polley was hailed by many as a leading advocate for the ­profession. In spearheading

Industry mourns passing of FMI’s Cathy Polley

Industry mourns passing of FMI’s Cathy Polley

ARLINGTON, Va. — Cathy Polley, vice president of health and wellness at the Food Marketing Institute and executive director of the FMI Foundation, died earlier this week after a long battle with cancer. A registered pharmacist, Polley during the course of her career emerged as a leading advocate for the profession. In overseeing FMI’s health