Political Programs

FMI’s political programs consist of our efforts through FoodPAC, our political action committee as well as FMI LEAD, our political education fund. FMI LEAD (formerly FoodPACE), was created to expand the industry's reach in the public policy process, including funding research and coalition efforts.

  • FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion
  • Food retailers and wholesalers operate in every congressional district across the country, employing 3.5 million employees across the industry.
The supermarket industry has a significant economic impact in all regions of the country and must have an effective voice in Washington.

FoodPAC


FoodPAC is FMI's Political Action Committee. Established in 1977, FoodPAC provides financial assistance to both Republican and Democratic candidates for Congress who understand and support issues that affect the supermarket industry.

FoodPAC


FMI LEAD

Corporate involvement in government relations

FMI Lead: Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Development Fund provides a critical component to FMI’s government relations activity by funding industry research, coalition efforts and advocacy campaigns. FMI LEAD supports coalitions that educate elected officials and customers on important issues and initiatives to the industry.  Formerly FoodPACE, FMI's political education fund was created in 1998 to expand our industry's reach in the public policy process.

FMI LEAD