ARLINGTON, VA - October 29, 2013 - To recognize exceptional supermarket store managers who generate sales growth, provide great customer service, contribute to attaining company goals and who are an integral part of the communities in which they serve, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is now accepting nominations for the Annual Store Manager Awards. Ten finalists will be honored at FMI's newly redesigned industry-wide show, FMI Connect, The Global Food Retail Experience, June 10-13, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

Nominations are being accepted across four categories: Small retailers (1-49 stores); Medium retailers (50-199 stores); Large retailers (200+ stores) and International retailers. Finalists from each category will receive two complimentary registrations for FMI Connect and three nights of hotel accommodations in Chicago. The four grand prize winners will each receive a $1,000 prize and a crystal award.

FMI selects finalists based on submissions from supervisors or store associates. FMI judges the entries on the person's impact on employee development, sales growth, customer satisfaction and community service, as well as originality and creativity of the entry.

For complete rules and an application for submitting entries, visit or contact Jordan Pietrak, 202-220-0713,


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