We are pleased to welcome Freed's Supermarket to the FMI family. Starting in 1925, Freed’s Supermarket has a long history in the meat and grocery business. The fourth generation is now working at this single store independent operator. Be part of an international network of retailers, wholesalers and suppliers working together to improve the food industry and benefit from FMI services and expertise. Learn More
Asset Protection - FMI offers multiple initiatives in the areas of loss prevention, risk management, workplace safety, crisis management, technology, and overall asset protection; people, reputation and property.Learn More
Health & Wellness - The Center for Retail Health & Wellness is a resource for in-store programs that address family health, nutrition and wellness promotion, education and related activities. Learn More
Food Safety - Food Safety Programs provides retailers and wholesalers the information and tools they need to ensure they are properly protecting consumers by selling safe and wholesome food. Learn More
Fresh Foods - Fresh stores emphasize perishables and offer center-store assortments that differ from those of traditional retailers—especially in the areas of ethnic, natural,and organic. Learn More
Private Brands - Providing a global forum for chief executives and their representatives to exchange ideas and information on future trends, current techniques and best practices. Learn More
Sustainability - FMI is developing the tools and resources you need most as you develop and implement your business sustainability strategies. Learn More
Supply Chain - Collaboration among food retailing industry professionals in the areas of logistics, transportation, distribution, warehousing, supply & demand planning, forecasting, purchasing and technology. Learn More
Technology - An all company approach as it relates to mobility, payments, data security, cloud computing, in-store innovation and social commerce. Learn More
Government Affairs - With a membership that reaches from the largest and the smallest one-store family company to the wholesalers that serve this industry, FMI has the unique ability to unite the entire food distribution community into a common voice. Learn More
JUNE 12, 2014 - Chicago, Il – Voluntary Benefit Solutions Corporation (VBS), an insurance brokerage focused on the retail and wholesale industries, is joining with Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the leading supermarket industry trade association, to offer FMI members a series of unique Aflac supplemental insurance programs. Under the new FMI Voluntary Benefits Exchange Program, which is being launched at FMI Connect, VBS is providing highly competitive benefit options to FMI retailers and wholesalers, and Aflac’s most senior agents will assist in servicing the accounts.
"At FMI, we are constantly working to develop programs for our members that make them more attractive as employers and enhance their reputations in the communities they serve. FMI Voluntary Benefits Exchange not only accomplishes both of these goals, it does so at no direct cost to the members and with recognized leaders in the voluntary benefits industry," said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI.
FMI members participating in the FMI Voluntary Benefits Exchange program will work with VBS and Aflac to create a customized list of offered benefits for their employees. Benefit reviews will then be offered to individual corporate, distribution or production center and store-level employees, at the expense of VBS, which will conduct personalized worksite meetings to explain selected corporate benefit offerings and assist with enrollments.
"At a time of increasing premiums and expanding deductibles, making voluntary benefits available, alongside major medical insurance, helps individual employees get the additional high-quality coverage they may need, at a reasonable cost. And with VBS and Aflac administering the FMI Voluntary Benefits Exchange program, it can provide true financial value to the member’s bottom line," said Joe Ciolino, president and CEO of Voluntary Benefit Solutions Corporation.
VBS and Aflac are working together to ensure that FMI members receive the best voluntary benefits package available at the lowest possible rates. Members will be able to join easily and employees will be treated with care by Aflac’s most experienced agents.
FMI members are encouraged to visit Booth #4469 and discuss opportunities to enhance their benefit offerings, improve employee relations and save money through the FMI Voluntary Benefits Exchange.
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