ARLINGTON, VA — May 5, 2009 — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the election of five new members of the FMI Board of Directors today. FMI also announced the election of the board chairman and four board vice chairmen.

     Elected to the FMI Board of Directors are Mark Batenic, chairman, president and CEO, IGA Inc., Chicago, IL; Rudy Dory, owner, Rudy’s Markets, Inc., Bend, OR; Jerry Garland, president and CEO, Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., Kansas City, KS; David Hepfinger, president and CEO, Weis Markets, Inc., Sunbury, PA; and Dean Peterson, president and CEO, Harmon City, Inc., West Valley City, UT.

Richard “Ric” N. Jurgens, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines, IA was elected chairman of the FMI Board; and Steven C. Smith, president and CEO of K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., d/b/a Food City, Abingdon, VA, is the immediate past chairman of the FMI board.

Elected as FMI vice chairmen to the board are Gregory Calhoun, president and CEO of Calhoun Food Markets, Inc., Montgomery, AL, and will serve as chairman of the public affairs committee; William Coyne, president and CEO of Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, Sacramento, CA, and will serve as chairman of the finance committee; Ed Crenshaw, chief executive officer of Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland, FL, and will serve as chairman of industry relations committee; and Dave Skogen, owner and chairman of the board of Festival Foods, Onalaska, WI, and will serve as chairman of the member services committee.