About Us

FMI is the champion for feeding families and enriching lives with nutritious, safe and affordable food at retail.

Who We Are

We advocate on behalf of the food retail industry, which employs nearly 5 million workers and represents a combined annual sales volume of almost $800 billion. FMI member companies operate nearly 33,000 retail food stores and 12,000 pharmacies.

Our membership includes the entire spectrum of food retail:

  • Single owner grocery stores.
  • Large multi-store supermarket chains.
  • Online and mixed retail stores.
  • Grocery products and services.
  • The technology solutions that bring grocery products to commerce.

FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to an estimated 1,000 ­­­food retail and wholesale member companies and serves 85 international retail member companies. We have nearly 500 associate member companies that provide products and services to the food retail industry.

Our Mission

For food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers of all types and sizes, FMI leverages expertise to:




And support the food retail industry efforts to feed families and enrich lives.

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Our Strategic Plan

We have defined priorities within strategic pillars to strengthen focus on what matters most to the industry. 

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Explore Our Latest Work

Our industry experts work tirelessly to address our members’ priority issues and support their long-term business goals. Here are some of our latest initiatives:

Food Marketing Institute Prevails in Landmark Supreme Court Decision

FMI is grateful that the Court clarified FOIA’s Exemption 4 to prevent the disclosure of confidential commercial information that would put businesses at competitive disadvantages. 

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2019 Store Manager Awards

We recognize outstanding managers who generate sales growth, effectively communicate goals, demonstrate team leadership, provide exceptional customer service through in-store programs and improve community relations.

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Digital Shopper Imperatives

We've identified seven overarching imperatives that focuses on how to fulfill business profitably in grocery e-commerce.

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