Independent Operator

Independent supermarkets must be innovative and distinguished in the market.  FMI has the contacts, resources, and education programs you need to grow your business in today’s marketplace. The below resources may be of interest to Independent Operators. 

Independent Operator Resources

Share Groups

Throughout the year, FMI hosts multiple events to link non-competitors in share groups across the country. These groups allow food retail professionals in similar subject areas to convene in specialized forums and engage in issue-specific dialogue. Learn More

Supermarket Department Manager Survey

Building on the success of FMI’s 2014 Store Manager Survey, FMI teamed up with The Retail Feedback Group and Harold Lloyd Presents to conduct the first-ever Supermarket Department Manager Survey

The survey provides a view from the eyes of food retail department managers. What do they like about their job? What challenges do they face? How well do they communicate with store management and field supervision? Where are the opportunities to develop the knowledge and abilities of this key management group?

2014 Store Manager Survey

The 2014 Store Manager Survey provides interesting and useful insights into the most pivotal job in a food retail company. Store managers can have a direct impact on operations, financial performance, employee behavior, and the customer experience. By understanding managers’ job perceptions – what works well and what needs improvement – we can take steps as an industry and at our own companies to improve the engagement and performance of the men and women who are running our stores. Full Report

Independent Operator Leadership

Mark Skogen

“ As a long time FMI member, I have derived excellent benefits from my participation. The knowledge I have taken away from the group has been a tremendous value for my company and my leadership 
team. Likewise, the information and feedback provided by FMI helps all fellow members grow and improve efficiencies at their companies.”

Mark Skogen,
Festival Foods

Independent Operator Membership

Be a part of an international network of retailers and wholesalers working together to improve food distribution around the world. FMI provides a broad array of members-only benefits and resources.

For more information about FMI’s Independent Operator membership, please contact Lucas Darnell, 202-220-0675.