ARLINGTON, VA — January 12, 2009 — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced today the election of Jack Sinclair, executive vice president of the grocery division for Walmart Stores Division, to the FMI Board of Directors.

     Walmart Stores, Inc., operates Walmart discount stores, supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club locations in the United States and around the world.

     Sinclair joined Walmart in January 2008 and works to integrate planning, category management, store experience and private brand development into the grocery business unit.

     He began his career as a trainee at Shoppers’ Paradise in the United Kingdom (UK). He also worked for Tesco and Safeway, PLC. He served on the Board of Directors at Safeway, PLC, during its merger with Morrisons, creating the UK’s fourth largest supermarket group. He served as the European development director for SB Capital. Sinclair joined Walmart from McCurrach, a UK-based field merchandising business.

     He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.