WASHINGTON, DC — January 22, 2002 — Celebrating 25 years of leadership, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is proud to announce the launch of a dynamic redesign of its website. The new site, created with considerable member input, includes new navigation controls, an expanded range of resources and information, and a new feature that allows users to customize the site to their individual needs.
New navigation on the site assists users in finding information based on:

  • Identification as an FMI member, consumer or media

  • References to meetings, publications, facts and figures, or newsletters

  • Subject topics such as food safety, government relations, loss prevention, retail operations, retail management, etc.

  • Keyword search

One of the most notable features of the new website is the My FMI page, which enables site visitors to customize their FMI website experience to their own needs. Each time users visit the My FMI page, they will see the most recent information FMI has compiled based on their own customization selections. Users may adjust their preferences as often as they like.

The new site also features a link to FMI’s new daily e-news service, The FMI Daily Lead. Developed for FMI members and others working in the food industry, this free daily e-news service allows users to get quick summaries of the most important news affecting the food retail business. Each summary contains a link taking readers to the full story. Topics to be covered include retail operations, consumer trends, technology, food safety, laws and regulations, health and nutrition, and industry developments.

“With the My FMI feature, a link to The FMI Daily Lead and the new navigation tools allowing for easy retrieval of information from all areas of the organization, FMI’s new website redesign is greatly customized towards member companies, food manufacturers and other suppliers, industry organizations, consumers, federal agencies and the media,” said FMI President and CEO Tim Hammonds. “As the premiere source of information on the food retail industry, we are pleased to introduce this much enhanced service.”

For more information, please visit the new FMI website at www.fmi.org.