Stagnito Media’s RETAIL LEADER Group is pleased to announce the formation of a Strategic Partnership with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

RETAIL LEADER is a source dedicated to the critical issues and topics confronting senior executives in the retail food and allied industries. Its editorial team regularly analyzes and reports on trends, executive and company profiles, shopper insights, human capital, technology, financial management, and global influences.

FMI’s membership consists of approximately 1,500 food and non-food retailer and wholesaler companies in 50 countries, operating some 26,000 multi-channel retail stores, and 14,300 pharmacies. The goal of this partnership is to provide FMI’s “Voice to the Market,” and reinforce through a two-way relationship FMI’s thought leadership and broad resources at the senior executive level.

FMI will be featured in an every-issue “Special Section,” conveying informative content in the areas of food safety, public affairs, education, research, industry relations programs, and its signature event, FMI Connect. Additional news and data will appear in RETAIL LEADER’s on-line newsletters, executive roundtables, webcasts and research.

“We are very excited with this partnership,” said Harry Stagnito, President/CEO, Stagnito Media. “FMI’s influence in the industry enhances RETAIL LEADER’s position in assisting senior executives to conduct business more effectively and successfully.”

“FMI is certainly pleased to have the opportunity to expand our role as the voice of food retail that this partnership affords us,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, President and CEO of Food Marketing Institute. “By contributing to the pages of such a respected publication as RETAIL LEADER, we add another venue through which our members and the greater food retail industry can access the resources they need to enhance their role in feeding families and enriching lives.”

The first FMI Special Section will appear in the Mar/Apr 2014 issue of RETAIL LEADER.