The history of supermarkets and grocery stores resounds with groundbreaking events. Through every change, food retailers have sought to preserve the trust customers have placed in them and this includes protecting the confidentiality of private businesses’ commercial data.
As leaders, we all started somewhere. The food retail industry is a noted provider of first-job opportunities for young workers. Many of these employees transition their first roles in a supermarket into a steppingstone for a future career in grocery, retail, sales – or even a different industry.
The Food Marketing Institute on behalf of the food retail industry did just that by achieving a landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory (6-3) in its fight to protect retailer and shopper privacy. As FMI’s counsel stated soon after the Court issued its opinion, “This case reversed decades of circuit opinions, which doesn't happen often. FMI is now a part of history."
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