We are pleased to welcome Mitchell Grocery Corporation, located in Albertville, Alabama, a wholesale grocery distribution center serving more than 200 independent supermarkets in the Southeast, into the FMI family as our newest member. 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
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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
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June 12, 2014 – Chicago, IL – The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is proud to recognize our retailer and wholesaler members who are helping their customers easily make family mealtime a regular occasion. The 2014 Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding programs FMI members have implemented to encourage family meals.
“Families’ ability to reconnect and share a meal is the foundation of the food retail industry,” said Cathy Polley, RPh, vice president of health and wellness at FMI and the executive director of the FMI Foundation. “FMI’s Gold Plate Award winners demonstrate the innovative programs that empower shoppers for mealtime.”
The 2014 Gold Plate Award winners are:
Category A (1-49 stores)
Saying "simple" and being simple are two different things. First Alternative Coop's Budget Bites is an ongoing program based on a simple-to-follow weekly menu plan, shopping list and recipes for a family of two adults, all under $50 per week.
Category B (50 – 199 stores)
Weis puts tremendous effort into making family meals easier and healthier with a company-wide, comprehensive, multi-media program of meal solutions, recipes and healthy eating advice that centers on a 16-page fully customized magazine both in print and online.
Category C (200+ stores)
The importance of family togetherness is overtly messaged in the Aprons Simple Meals program from Publix. They make it easier by featuring new meal ideas weekly, specifically developed to simplify planning, preparation and clean up. Meal ideas are made accessible through multiple media channels, including circulars, online and in-store.
The 2014 Gold Plate Awards were announced at FMI Connect. Winners each received $1,000 and a commemorative trophy. Learn more about the programs these winners and runners-up created to make family dinner simple here.
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