2012 Midwinter Executive Conference



Midwinter 2012 was the best-attended Midwinter executive conference in fifteen years.  More than 825 retailer, supplier and service provider executives and their spouses and guests helped celebrate FMI’s 35th birthday and participated in innovative education sessions, fun networking events, and important dialogues with partners and colleagues.

Explore the links below for a sample of the events and information that were shared.

    Happy 35th Birthday FMI!               Midwinter in the News


FMI Chairman's Welcome Remarks

Fred Morganthall, President, Harris Teeter, Inc.
Text of Remarks
Aisle by Aisle: Reflections on 2011

FL!P: Creative Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity, and Change into Competitive Advantage

Peter Sheahan, Author, FL!P
Presentation Slides

Free e-learning programs to continue exploring the ideas shared by Sheahan:
Making It Happen
Future Proof

SPEED: The Future Currency for Growth and Profitability

John Compton, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Americas Foods, PepsiCo, Inc.
Accenture white paper, Next-Generation Collaboration: The New Frontier for Shopper Value and Industry Growth referenced in Compton's presentation 

FMI CEO Remarks

Leslie Sarasin, Esq., CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Food Marketing Institute
Text of Remarks
Video shown during remarks:





Outlook 2012:  A Recipe for Politics and Regulation in the Retail Food Industry

Jennifer Hatcher,Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Food Marketing Institute
Text of Remarks

Social Networking: Demystifying the Discussion

Cathy Green Burns, President, Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's
Jesse Spencer, Social Media Manager, The Integer Group

Coca Cola Retailing Research Council Report: Untangling the Social Web: Insights for Users, Brands and Retailers

2012 Midwinter Award Winners