Industry Topics

Asset Protection

FMI offers multiple initiatives and opportunities for collaboration among food retailing industry professionals in the areas of loss prevention, risk management, workplace safety, crisis management, technology, and overall asset protection; people, reputation and property.  With work through our committees, FMI facilitates surveys, benchmarking, research studies and other collaborative projects that help move the industry forward and support members in their efforts.  For questions or more information, please contact Rhett Asher.



Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free. Join the National Safety Council this April, for Distracted Driving Awareness Month, in urging those you care about to:

  • Stop using cell phones while driving
  • Recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit
  • Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain
  • Tell others about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving
For more information, please visit the NSC's website


At the 2014 FMI Asset Protection Conference, David Teater, Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives, was one of the highest rated speakers at the conference.  His presentation touched on how important it is to give your full attention to the act of driving and not allowing yourself to be distracted with cell phone use.  He finished the presentation with his personal experience that drove the point home to all attendees.  To view David's presentation, please click here.

FMI is joining the National Safety Council in spreading the word about Distracted Driving, this April, for Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

If you have any questions, please contact either Rhett Asher ( or Meredith Bombella (

Leadership & Participation

Asset Protection Council


Loss Prevention Academy  

 In partnership with the Loss Prevention Academy, FMI is pleased to offer it's members discounts on the following courses:

  • Loss Prevention for Employees (Use Code FMI1 for 20% discount)
  • Loss Prevention for Managers (Use Code FMI2 for 20% discount)
  • Loss Prevention Detective (Use Code FMI3 for 20% discount)
  • Safety for Retail (Use Code FMI4 for 20% discount)
  • Loss Prevention "Master" Course - includes the 10 hour Wicklander-Zulawski (W-Z) Interviewing and Interrogation skills course (Use Code FMI5 for 10% discount)
*Click on the Loss Prevention Academy link above to register for your courses!

McAfee Institute

In partnership with the McAfee Institute, FMI is pleased to offer it's members a discount on their courses:
  • Please use code FMI2014 for 20% off any of the courses McAfee Institute offers
*Click on the McAfee Institute link above to register for your courses!

Loss Prevention Foundation

Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates

Annual FMI Asset Protection Conference

Discover New Ways to Protect Your:
People -- Property -- Reputation

Join us in Memphis, TN at the Memphis Peabody Hotel for the 2015 FMI Asset Protection Conference from March 9-12, 2015.  More information to come. 

Conference Speaker Submission Form 

Previous Conferences:
2014 Asset Protection Conference Website
2013 Asset Protection Conference Website
2012 Asset Protection Conference Website