Associate Membership

 
The FMI Associate Membership offers a complete package of business intelligence, access, exposure and opportunities to interact and collaborate with senior-level retail and wholesale executives. As a food industry supplier, private brands company or industry consultant, enjoy exclusive opportunities to reach decision makers and customers. The below outlines the Associate Membership levels, benefits and dues. 

See the Current list of FMI Associate Members

Why Join FMI?

When you join FMI, you join the largest group of food retailers and suppliers.
FMI staff use our expertise to help you:

Advocate

On behalf of the industry on important policy and business issues

Collaborate

To improve business efficiencies and network for tomorrow

Educate

On the latest consumer and operational trends and support career growth


Member Benefits

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.

Member Benefits
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Access

FMI Associate Membership provides you access to exclusive industry events, facilitating business collaboration with current and future partners within retail, wholesale, CPG, and service provider sectors such as technology. As a member, your FMI.org login provides complimentary access to all of our research, insights and members-only resources.

Education and Training

Across a wide range of topics– from finance and supply chain to technology, consumer trends and beyond – we offer you all the insights you need to grow your business.

FMI certificates and development training programs offer your employees ways to take their careers to the next level, supporting your business objectives and growth strategies.

Our research covers consumer behavior and retail operation benchmarks so you can make informed business decisions. Our resources address digital seminars and on-demand learning.

Digital Seminars

Our digital seminars include presentations from grocery industry experts, and partners in technology, asset protection, store development and much more. All digital seminars are archived online for convenient viewing.

On-Demand Learning

Access FMI’s key insights at your convenience!



Communities

FMI depends on active member involvement through committees to provide leadership and guidance. As a member your committee involvement can provide connections and valuable industry guidance.

Products and Services

As an FMI Associate member, you have access to valuable products and services to help your business.

FMI's Member Plus Program helps you get more out of your FMI membership – whether you are looking to train staff, operate more efficiently, create a safer work environment, or simply save money on everyday expenses.

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world. It is the only certification system recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) offering certificates for primary production to food manufacturing.

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Membership Directory

FMI Membership includes a complimentary listing within FMI’s searchable membership directory.

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Associate Membership Grid

The below grid outlines specific associate membership benefits by membership level.

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Conference Participation
Opportunity to participate in the Midwinter Strategic Executive Exchange program (fees apply)     
Midwinter Executive Conference invitations (registration fees apply)Unlimited invitations available4 invitations available2 invitations available 
Opportunity to participate in FMI Annual Business Conference (fees apply)    
Communities, Councils and Committees
Exclusive opportunity to host FMI Committees and Councils    
Midwinter Executive Conference invitations (registration fees apply)Unlimited invitations available4 invitations available2 invitations available 
Participation in select FMI Councils and Committees(participation in the Industry Collaboration Council, Fresh Foods Leadership Council, Health and Wellbeing Council, Seafood Advisory Council, Private Brands Leadership Council, and Supplier Diversity Committee)(participation in the Industry Collaboration Council, Fresh Foods Leadership Council, Health and Wellbeing Council, Seafood Advisory Council, Private Brands Leadership Council, and Supplier Diversity Committee)(only including participation in the Industry Collaboration Council) 
Participation in the FMItech Community    
Event Sponsorships
Priority sponsorship status for all FMI Conferences    
Midwinter Executive Conference invitations (registration fees apply)   (opportunity to sponsor only one FMI conference)
Education & Thought Leadership
Preferred consideration on co-branded research and education conference presentations    
Opportunity to submit thought leadership ideas via participation in a blog, insights piece, or other appropriate education(2 annually)(1 annually)(1 annually) 
Research & Strategic Planning
Annual Strategic Planning session with FMI team    
Complimentary FMI signature research reports (Trends and Speaks)    
Member Discounts
FMI Member discounts on event registrations and publications    
First-year discount on SQF certificate registration    
General Membership Benefits
FMI Membership Directory listing and access    
Access to the FMI Member Plus Program    

Meet Our Associate Member Team

Our Associate Membership team is here to help you get the most out of your FMI membership. Contact them to learn more about our membership benefits and how you can get involved.

Peter Collins

Senior Director for Business
Development & Membership
(202) 220-0737

Halley Pierce

Assistant, Business Development
and Member Services
202-220-0759