Sponsorships & Advertising

Our sponsorship and advertising programs provide customizable options for your company to make industry connections with potential customers, clients and FMI leadership and to enhance brand recognition.

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Reaching the largest group of food retail industry’s leaders has never been so easy, through FMI's fully customizable sponsorship program.

All opportunities begin with FMI Associate membership. We offer built-in visibility, discounts, and impactful access to an array of FMI members that can move your team forward.

Set up a consultation with Peter Collins, FMI senior director, business development & membership, to discuss your business objectives and audience focus for a crafted, customized program for you.

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Questions?
For question or more information, please contact FMI Senior Director for Business Development & Membership, Peter Collins.

Contact Peter or call 202-220-0737

Be a Sponsor.

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FMI is proud to partner with product and service provider organizations that move our members and the food industry forward.

In addition to valuable FMI event sponsorships, there are opportunities to engage in and support FMI virtual store tours, sustainable packaging resources, focused insights, and research, FMItech and more. Let us connect to discuss the current opportunities.

Strategic Executive Exchanges (SEEs).

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At FMI signature events, we offer valuable meeting rooms and access to a scheduler for private meetings focused on strategic planning and trading partner collaboration. The FMI SEEs platform provides efficient formats for joint business planning and strategic opportunities to better facilitate planning and operations. Curate your business appointments and accomplish trading partner meetings with SEEs. SEEs are offered at FMI Midwinter and FMI Annual Business Conference.

Join an Exhibit.

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You can enhance your visibility among the retail professionals by sponsoring one of our multiple exhibits throughout the year. While all FMI events offer sponsorship opportunities, the following events host exhibition opportunities:

Review the FMI event calendar and we can discuss event sponsorships and exhibits to fit your company’s business objectives.

Advertise in dailyLead.

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FMI offers advertisers a breadth of choices that maximize the best in leading-edge digital offerings. Through our collaboration with SmartBrief, we offer advertising in FMI dailyLead, which reaches more than 40,000 FMI members and industry leaders daily. FMI Members receive member-only advertising discounts. For more information, contact Chris Warne, SmartBrief, Inc. View the Advertising Media Kit.

Partner, Support, and Engage!

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As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier, and more efficient consumer food supply chain.

FMI brings together a wide range of members across the value chain — from retailers who sell to consumers, to producers who supply the food, as well as the wide variety of companies providing critical services — to amplify the collective work of the industry.

Through our wide range of industry initiatives, FMI has a variety of projects, committees, research, and insights that provide engagement and support sponsorship opportunities.

Current Sponsorship Opportunities:
  • FMI Virtual Store Tours – FMI has partnered with Harold Lloyd for our Virtual Store Tour series. Harold and FMI travel to outstanding stores throughout the country and point out leading-edge elements – the big things that make the stores unique and the smaller nuances that give these stores their personality. While most of us could not travel this last year, offering these virtually has allowed the audience to tour these stores from their homes or offices and allowed attendees to garner key takeaways to bring back to their own stores.
    • Thursday, September 30, 2021: Tour of the Giant Co.’s Riverwalk, Philadelphia Store
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021: Tour of the Boxed Facility
    • Thursday, December 2, 2021: Tour of the Compare Foods Facility
  • FMI Store Operations Webinars – FMI has also partnered with grocery industry specialist, Harold Lloyd, to present an educational webinar series focused on many facets of store operations. The content of these webinars helps stores and teams operate at their best. These interactive, virtual meetings help equip store directors, store managers and others with invaluable insights and tools to make their roles easier and work more effective.
    • Tuesday, September 14, 2021: The Concept of Flow and Focus
    • Tuesday, November 9, 2021: TBA
  • FMI Sustainable Packaging Resources – If retail professionals focused on own brands, sustainability and operations is your target audience, consider discussing sustainability thought leadership opportunities and supporting development of FMI Sustainable Packaging Resources. The FMI Sustainability Executive Committee and its Sustainable Packaging Subcommittee have set forth on developing resources to fill the need for broad support for the following resources such as: Sustainable Packaging Resources, Sustainability Discussion Series and Materiality Assessment. Download the full details in the FMI Sustainable Packaging Resources Prospectus. Contact Peter Collins or Marjorie DePuy with interest and feedback.

Member Plus

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Making connections to excellence and reliability at significant savings is what FMI Member Plus is all about. That and the purchasing power of FMI members buying as one. FMI Plus is included in FMI membership and is a program for all members – Retailers, Wholesalers and Associates. We welcome potential partner conversations to provide member advantages through the Member Plus program.

FMI Foundation

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The FMI Foundation seeks to ensure continued quality and efficiency in the food retailing system and is operated for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. To help support the role of food retailing, the FMI Foundation focuses on research, education and resources in health and well-being, which includes food safety, nutrition, and social responsibility considerations. You can be involved with the FMI Foundation in meaningful ways including the Family Meals Movement and the energetic fundraiser at FMI Midwinter, Stir It Up!