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FMI Executive Awards

Every year, FMI honors five leaders in food retail for their inspiring dedication to the industry. Announced annually at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, below are 2015's recipients:

Learn more about the awardees by viewing their profile pages.

Sidney R. Rabb AwardDave Dillon Headshot

FMI's highest honor, this award recognizes exceptional service to the consumer, the community and the supermarket industry.

2015 Recipient: David B. Dillon

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Herbert Hoover AwardThomas Haggai

This award recognizes humanitarian business efforts in the food retail industry.

2015 Recipient: Dr. Thomas S. Haggai

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William H. Albers AwardGary Rodkin

This award is presented to an associate member for excellence in trading partner relations in the food retail supplier community.

2015 Recipient: Gary Rodkin

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Robert B. Wegman Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence

FMI's youngest award celebrates the entrepreneurial achievements of a food retail leader.

2014 Recipient: Kevin Davis, Bristol Farm

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Glen P. Woodard, Jr. Award

This award champions food retailers for their contributions to government and public affairs.

2014 Recipient: Rose Mitchell, Hy-Vee

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Esther Peterson Award

This award is presented to a member for excellence in consumer service, recognizing those who act as advocate and voice of the consumer.

2014 Recipient: Joanie Taylor

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