State Affairs

Our state government relations department provides FMI member companies and state association executives with resources and support to manage the wide range of state public policy challenges that impact the food industry.


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50 State Outlook

2024 FMI 50-State Outlook

The FMI 2024 State Legislative Outlook provides a detailed overview of issues the grocery industry expects to face in the upcoming state legislative sessions. This resource also contains state-specific budget and political information, as well as intel shared with FMI during the FMI Regional Legislative Meetings.

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Swipe Fee Fairness

Grocery retailers accept many forms of payment, including credit cards. As credit and debit card usage has increased, so have swipe fees, also known as interchange fees, which are charged to grocers by the card companies. Many grocers say that credit card swipe fees are the second highest operating cost, after labor. Significantly, swipe fees are also charged on the sales tax portion of a receipt.


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For questions or more information regarding state affairs, please contact FMI’s Vice President of State Government Relations, Elizabeth Tansing.

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For questions or more information regarding state affairs, please contact FMI’s Director, State and Local Government Relations, Mike Green.

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Government Affairs


The FMI Government Relations Committee reviews, formulates and recommends to the Public Affairs Committee the programs and positions necessary to represent the interests of grocery retailers and wholesalers before the federal and state governments. The Committee recommends priorities and directions for the maximum utilization of FMI's resources and assists in influencing and implementing government relations programs at the national and state levels.

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