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We are pleased to welcome VIP Foodservice, one of Hawaii's leading broadline distributors, family owned and operated, "our resources make it easier to manage your business," into the FMI family as our newest member.  Their motto is "Healthy Food.  Healthy Values."  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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    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

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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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    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

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    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

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FMI GOLD PLATE AWARDS HIGHTLIGHT SIMPLE, HEALTHY AND ACCESSIBLE FOOD RETAIL MEALTIME PROGRAMS

by User Not Found | Jun 12, 2014

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)

  • First Alternative Co-op

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)

  • Publix  Aprons Simple Meals

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.