LAS VEGAS, NV — May 5, 2008 — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) recognized a Clinton, NY, store manager today as one of three Grand Prize winners of the 2008 Store Manager Awards at the FMI Show.

      Cheryl Rondenelli has managed the Hannaford Bros. Co. store in Clinton for 18 months and is noted for always being “on top of her game.”

     The employees at Rondenelli’s store are known within the company to work well together. She is passionate about teaching and training her team and encourages them to never be satisfied with “good enough.”

     She is active in her community and participates in charity walks, fund drives, and event planning for organizations that benefit children, medical research, the local food bank and schools.

For the award competition, companies submitted entries highlighting store managers who established programs to improve their communities or stores by enhancing customer relations and store operations, increasing their consumer base or revitalizing the community. The contest was open to in-store managers employed in the food retail, mass merchandise and convenience store industries.

Judges evaluated the entries on originality, creativity, impact on store growth, customer satisfaction and community relations. The grand prize winners each receive a $1,000 check and a special award trophy.