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FMI and Tufts build on White House push to end hunger, improve health

FMI and Tufts build on White House push to end hunger, improve health

ARLINGTON, Va.—Today, FMI—The Food Industry Association, and The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University hosted a gathering of food and nutrition sector leaders to forge solutions and spur collective action to support the historic White House National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, which aims to end hunger, improve nutrition,

FMI asks Treasury Department to help with coin shortage

FMI asks Treasury Department to help with coin shortage

ARLINGTON, Va. — Retail groups say consumers need to stop hoarding coins and start spending them, so retailers will have enough on hand to give people change for their cash purchases. FMI, the Food Industry Association, on Monday joined several other associations representing retailers and financial institutions in sending a letter to U.S. Department of

Retail groups applaud vaccine mandate stay

Retail groups applaud vaccine mandate stay

ARLINGTON, Va. – Retail groups applauded a court ruling blocking enforcement of the Biden Administration’s mandate that employers require workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19, or adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work.   The National Retail Federation and

Biden vaccine mandate raises questions

Biden vaccine mandate raises questions

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Biden administration’s announcement of vaccine mandates for businesses raises serious questions for retailers and supplier companies, two trade associations said on Friday. “The announcement yesterday by President Biden of an employer mandate on vaccinations and testing for employees, including fines and penalties for businesses that fail to comply, raises a tremendous

Retailers pledge to work with Biden, Congress

Retailers pledge to work with Biden, Congress

WASHINGTON — Following the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the nation’s 46th President, retailers have vowed to work with his administration, as well as the new Congress, to address the needs of the country, consumers and their industry. “We look forward to working with the newly elected president, vice president and members of Congress on

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

This week’s Video Forum examines developments in the supermarket sector with Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI: The Food Industry Association. Sarasin talks about the FDA’s recent move to improve food safety, the industry response to COVID-19, and the impact of shifts in consumer behavior.

FMI recognizes notable achievements and new leadership positions

FMI recognizes notable achievements and new leadership positions

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association has recognized the appointment of several new leadership roles and acknowledges the significant contributions of an individual who championed a culture of food safety across the global supply chain. After nearly a decade of shoring up Safe Quality Food Institute’s (SQFI) foundations by updating standards, overseeing

More than 240 patient, health care groups urge congress to reform pharmacy “DIR fees” this year

More than 240 patient, health care groups urge congress to reform pharmacy “DIR fees” this year

WASHINGTON – More than 240 patient advocates and healthcare entities on Friday urged Congressional leaders to act now on a key reform to lower patients’ prescription drug prices at the pharmacy counter and to help prevent pharmacy closures that jeopardize access for vulnerable Americans. “Members of Congress should not overlook the clear and present opportunity to

FMI honors six industry executives

FMI honors six industry executives

PHOENIX — FMI recognized six luminaries from the food retailing and supplier communities with its 2020 Executive Leadership Awards, which were presented Saturday during a luncheon at the association’s Midwinter Executive Conference here. “The food industry is a people business,” FMI president and chief executive officer Leslie Sarasin said. “In our operations, there are three

Pharmacy Outlook: Peter Matz, FMI

Pharmacy Outlook: Peter Matz, FMI

Health and well-being, including pharmacy-specific programs, is of the utmost importance to the food retail industry. Unquestionably, supermarkets are a key partner in health and well-being for the communities and customers they serve — not just because of the health and wellness programs they offer, but also due to the number of health professionals they

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

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