Food Retail Leader Certificate



In this program, co-developed by FMI and Root, Inc., participants complete a series of interactive activities tailored to leadership development in the food industry, both online and in their organization. Recipients of the Food Retail Leader Certificate will be recognized in the food industry as qualified and committed food retail leaders and will have an extra edge in their professional career path.

The certificate is available to participants in both the annual Future Leaders eXperience event and company-sponsored Future Leaders Direct training.


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How does the Food Retail Certificate work? 

After completing Future Leaders eXperience program, participants can build on the knowledge and skills gained through Future Leaders to further expand their experience and apply what they’ve learned in an additional project to earn the Food Retail Leader Certificate. 

The pathway to your Food Retail Leader Certificate can be achieved by completing enrichment activities that build knowledge and skills gained through Future Leaders to further expand your experience and apply what they learned.

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Earners of the Food Retail Leader Certificate have come from the following companies:
Lakeisha Hall

“The program was great. I took away so many leadership behaviors that I have been able to apply to my team. I feel as if this process has helped me grow professionally as well as personally.”

- Lakeisha Hall, Traffic Manager, Associated Wholesale Grocers

“I felt that program overall was very well structured and provided some great leadership principles. The timing and pace were more than adequate to accommodate it into our busy work schedules.”

- Scott Kaverman, Category Manager - Salty Snacks, Cookies, Crackers, & Misc. Snacks, Schnuck Markets Inc.

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    Carol Abel
    Vice President, Education Program Development