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Private Brands

Private Brands at FMI is a platform in which manufacturers, retailers and sales agencies can work together to strengthen this growing part of the retail industry. Whether you are just beginning to explore Private Brands processes or are looking to strengthen your program or brands, FMI provides the unique opportunity for collaboration and engagement between retailer trading partner and supplier.


If you are an FMI Member but not currently a part of the FMI Private Brands group, contact Doug Baker to discover more.

If you are a Supplier, Sales Agency or Trading Partner and would like to discover more about our membership levels and benefits, please visit the Associate Membership page.



Private Brands Summit

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Our annual Summit brings together thought leaders from across our Private Brands industry to discuss and learn from knowledge experts who are focused on every aspect of our business. Attendees will gain a new perspective, challenge assumptions and collect insights on issues that are important and relevant. The Private Brands Summit provides an environment that encourages networking, idea sharing and participation from all attendees.

Join food retailers, suppliers and wholesales to discover new opportunities in private brands development and retailing at the FMI's Private Brands Summit at FMI Connect!

  • Explore how to take Private Brands to the next level.  Address the steps that will lead to successful brands.
  • Discover new opportunities in Private Brand packaging to differentiate and delight customers whole making a difference for our environment.
  • Delve into the world of Private Brands across the store and across class of trade.

fmi-connect-mini-hero-banner2015FMI Connect will bring together 15,000 participants and 900 exhibitors from every channel of food retail to uncover solutions for the entire store.

Private Brands Committees

For its membership, FMI provides opportunities to share perspective and advise other FMI committees and councils in areas such as food safety, government relations, sustainability and more as it relates to Private Brands. We bring together the thought leaders across our industry to discuss and share perspectives on issues, identify emerging trends and leverage the knowledge, insights and perspectives from across our community. To learn more about our committees, please contact Doug Baker.

Education & Research

Our Education and Research Project Committee defines key areas of research specific to Private Brands. They plan, advise and execute research programs within the Private Brands Summit, the FMI Show and Future Connect as well as liaise and represent Private Brands to the FMI Government Relations and Public Policy group.

Industry Relations

Our Industry Collaboration Project Committee identifies key areas of collaboration among trading partners. They liaise and represent Private Brands within the areas of sustainability, food safety, SQF and Rapid Recall Exchange, health and wellness and supply chain.

Membership & Governance

Develop statues and by-laws for the Private Brands groups in addition to membership recruitment and retention.