By: Cynthia Brazzel, Senior Director, Member Relations and Advocacy (Western Region), FMI 

SMA Social MediaWe are pleased to announce that the 20th annual Store Manager Awards program, generously sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, will be open for nominations on Monday, December 4th, 2023. The Store Manager Awards recognize exceptional store managers in FMI member companies who lead stores across grocery stores of all sizes in the US as well as internationally.  

This is a great opportunity to honor and celebrate our hardworking store managers who set the bar for success in their organizations. Store managers are evaluated on business results, effective communication of store goals and objectives, leadership of their team, exceptional customer service and community engagement. In addition to the main awards, there’s also a People’s Pick Award, allowing community votes to determine the recipient.  

The awards program was launched in 2004, spotlighting the best store managers from leading grocery stores. We are proud to report that a total of 77 outstanding store managers have been honored over the years. Their legacy lives on in the new recipients every year.  

Don't miss this opportunity to recognize and celebrate your store managers. Nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2024.

Nominees in the following categories will be considered:

  • Category A: Small retailers: Companies with 1-25 stores

  • Category B: Medium retailers: Companies with 26-199 stores

  • Category C: Large retailers: Companies with 200+ stores 

  • Category D: International retailers: Companies operating outside of the U.S.  

Out of the nominations, three finalists are chosen from each of the following categories. FMI will announce 12 finalists on February 22, 2024, in conjunction with Supermarket Employee Day. The grand prize winners will be celebrated in May through a virtual celebration hosted by The Coca-Cola Company and FMI.