Supplier Diversity

FMI's Supplier Diversity Program provides opportunities for minority and women owned enterprises, and other diverse owned businesses interested in working within the food industry, to be exposed to a broader audience of potential customers. At the same time, the Committee gives FMI Member companies a venue to share supplier diversity best practices to enhance, develop and promote diverse owned companies. 

Supplier Diversity Resources

Impacting Sales: A Holistic Approach to Supplier Diversity In the Food Retail Industry

The shift to a majority minority in the U.S. population is taking place faster than anyone imagined. The marketplace implications of a diversity-rich demographic is a reality no food retailer – large or small – can afford to ignore. Envisioned by FMI’s Supplier Diversity Committee, this report provides statistical data, background information and examples of practical ways food retailers can leverage Supplier Diversity as a means of growing sales in multicultural markets, expand awareness of ethnic foods in non-multicultural markets and build brand equity. The report was sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg Company, Unilever and Campbell Soup Company.

FMI's Supplier Diversity Committee

The FMI Supplier Diversity Committee’s mission is to establish and share best practices to further enhance, develop and promote the growth of minority/women and other diverse owned business enterprises interested in working within the food retail industry. In addition, the committee works to provide a platform for these business enterprises to gain exposure to a broader audience of potential customers. See Supplier Diversity Committee Roster 

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