Our award programs showcase industry leaders, outstanding food retail professionals and contributions grocery stores make to the communities they serve.

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FMI Executive Leadership Awards

FMI's executive leadership awards recognize our outstanding leaders for their service. These awards are presented annually at the Midwinter Executive Conference and other events.
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William H. Albers Award For Industry Relations


Sidney R. Rabb Award For Statemanship

Sidney Rabb

Esther Peterson Award For Consumer Service

Esther Peterson

Donald H. MacManus Association Executive Award

Donald H. MacManus

Glen P. Woodard, Jr., Award For Public Affairs


Herbert Hoover Award For Humanitarian Service

Herbert Hoover

Robert B. Wegman Award For Entrepreneurial Excellence

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Additional Awards

Food Safety Innovation Award

FMI Food Safety Innovation Award 

Presented in conjunction with the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) this award recognizes a company for their commitment to the advancement of food protection through performance, practice, creation, sustainability and leadership.

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Store Manager Awards Trophies

Store Manager Awards

The Store Manager Awards showcase exceptional service to customers, employees and the community using innovative initiatives that contribute to company success. Managers are honored in four categories based on company size.

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Community Outreach Awards

We showcase the creative ways food retailers contribute to their community and encourage others to find their way to pay it forward with an annual awards program.

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Gold Plate Awards

The Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding programs FMI members have implemented to encourage families to share more meals, together at home, more often. In conjunction with the FMI Foundation’s launch of National Family Meals Month™, we also honor the contributions these companies are making to help raise consumer awareness of the many benefits of family meals. 

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