Join FMI

Be a part of an international network of retailers and wholesalers working together to improve food distribution around the world. FMI provides a broad array of member-only benefits and resources.

By 2025, online grocery spending could reach

$100 Billion

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Meet Our Membership Team

Our 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. 

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Dagmar Farr
Chief Member Relations Officer and Senior Vice President, Membership and Education
(202) 220-0619


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Matt Grizzard
Director, Member Services 
(202) 220-0677 


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Lucas Darnell
Director, Member Relations & Advocacy, Eastern Region
(202) 220-0675 


Cynthia Brazzel
Cynthia Brazzel
Director, Member Relations and Advocacy, Western Region
(202) 220-0627 

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Gladys Swearingen
Senior Manager, Member Services
(202) 220-0641 

FMI Membership Benefits

Government Relations

Your Voice in Washington

FMI shares your perspectives with lawmakers about the potential impact of legislation and regulatory issues that affect the food retail industry. See the priority issues we're working on.

Food Safety

Food Safety Resources and Training

FMI offers everything you need to comply with food safety regulations and meet consumers’ food safety expectations. We tailor all of our programs, training and guidance specifically to our members, customers and suppliers.

Events and Education

Education and Events

Gain new skills and knowledge at FMI’s annual signature events and topic-specific conferences (covering asset protection, private brands, sustainability, store development, and more) or catch up with webinars that connect you to knowledge partner research, regulatory updates, and more. 


Collaboration Opportunities 

Participate on committees that focus on better business processes and technology-based solutions. Join a share group that provides a confidential forum for the open exchange of ideas, strategies and problem solving techniques among noncompeting FMI member companies.



FMI research supports and informs the voice of food retail by delving into consumer shopping behavior and food retail operations. Research reports are free to members.

Information Services

Information Service

The FMI Information Service houses a comprehensive collection of information on this industry available to members through an online database, or by emailing our experienced staff. Find out more