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
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JUNE 12, 2014 – Chicago, IL– The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Store Manager Awards, which recognize exceptional supermarket store managers who generate sales growth; provide great customer service; contribute to attaining company goals; and are an integral part of the communities in which they serve.
“Store managers are the heart and soul of our industry,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI. “Our 2014 Store Manager Award winners display all the key leadership qualities—dedication to their customers and community, ability to bring out the best in others, and innovative marketing ideas—that are the gold medal qualities of successful food retailers.”
The 15th-annual Store Manager Award winners are:
Category A: (1-49 Stores)
Hack’s use of creative merchandising in center store, including the Biggest Barefoot Wine Display Ever Built and a Cereal Display of a Race Car, has been key to increasing sales.
Category B: (50-199 Stores)
A shopping trip in Allred’s stores has been described as “like going on a field trip” or “going to Disney Land” with interactive, original displays such as the singing Chicken Chandelier or the Sausage Professor.
Category C: (200+ Stores)
Through expanding connections with Iowa State University, Kruse has quadrupled the amount of business the store gets from the university and companies associated with ISU athletics.
Category D: (International)
An entrepreneur at heart, Katsifolis pushes for “out-of-the-box” ideas, such as a new fish department or a dedicated local foods initiative that help drive sales and growth.
The 2014 Store Manager Awards were announced at FMI Connect and winners each received a $1,000-prize and a crystal award. Learn more about the finalists at www.FMIConnect.net
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