Statement from Leslie G. Sarasin, President and CEO, Food Marketing Institute on the Appointment of Pamela G. Bailey as President and CEO of Grocery Manufacturers Association

December 9, 2008
“Pam is an excellent selection for this important position. She brings vision and leadership to the industry at this critical time. It will be my pleasure to work with her as FMI and GMA collaboratively approach industry issues.”

Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit and for information regarding the FMI foundation, visit