Member Benefits - Independent Operators

Welcome to the Independent Operators page of the new Here you will find resources and information that focuses on bringing the greatest possible value to FMI’s independent retailer members.  Please bookmark this page so that you can check back often for new resources.

--Kevin Davis, Bristol Farms
  Chairman, FMI Independent Operators Committee
  Member, FMI Board of Directors

FMI's Independent Operator Committee

The Independent Operator Committee, chaired by Kevin Davis, Bristol Farms, is an FMI Board-level committee that evaluates FMI's activities and makes recommendations on programming and services uniquely applicable to independents. The committee monitors industry trends, including technological advances, competitive challenges and consumer needs, for the purpose of identifying key issues of opportunity and concern for smaller operators.

Click here to view the Independent Operator Committee roster. (login required)

FMI Connect 2014 Presentations Available

FMI Connect 2014 provided IO's a unique opportunity to talk shop and collaborate with fellow independents from across the country and around the world. The presentations from FM Connect are now available! Get insights to help build sales, enhance your market position and compete effectively in the marketplace. 

Click here for a complete list of all of the presentations at FMI Connect.

REPORT AVAILABLE: 2014 Store Manager Survey: Insights to Act On

On Wednesday, June 11 at FMI ConnectHarold Lloyd from Harold Lloyd Presents shared the aggregated insights and recommendations from the 2014 FMI Store Manager Survey conducted by The Retail Feedback Group. This powerful analysis of the store managers' answers provided valuable insights as to what motivates them to work harder and achieve more.

Follow the link below for the complete Store Manager Survey report.

FMI Store Manager Survey RFG Report

The World is Not a Stage, It's a Supermarket.  The Industry Speaks

In a presentation of FMI’s 2014 U.S. Shopper Trends research – a collaborative effort with the Hartman Group – FMI's President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin revealed the ways the supermarket is a microcosm of the world at large. Learn about the cultural, economic, and behavioral trends that are playing out in supermarkets across the country and get a leg up in sealing shopper loyalty.

The World is Not a Stage, It's a Supermarket. The Industry Speaks

Contact Us

For more information about FMI's Independent Operator membership, please contact Dagmar T. Farr, Senior Vice President, Member Services, at , or Lucas Darnell, Director, Member Services, at