More than 7,100 Participants Took Part in Celebrating the Store Manager Award Finalists

ARLINGTON, VA – FMI- The Food Industry Association today honors five outstanding2022 Winners store managers whose tireless efforts merited their selection as winners of the 2022 Store Manager Awards. Hailing from diverse communities across North America, each of the five store managers overcame novel challenges to achieve record financial growth, customer satisfaction, and employee performance, in addition to developing innovative in-store programs and making significant investments in their communities.

FMI also recognized the “People’s Pick” category winner, Rob Vassar of Meijer, Inc., who received more than 3,000 votes out of the 7,100 ballots cast in the online contest.

“The 2022 Store Manager Award winners epitomize food retail resilience. Despite tumultuous times, these phenomenal few succeeded in outperforming sales targets and maintaining top-tier customer service,” FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin said. “They consistently put the well-being of their employees first by carefully nurturing team talent and elevating colleagues to positions that fit their unique skillsets. Moreover, the benevolence of the 2022 Store Manager Award winners could be felt beyond the parameters of their stores through their collaboration with local stakeholders to fulfill community needs.”

“This year’s awardees demonstrated inspiring leadership, and FMI is proud to recognize their contributions to industry excellence.”

Presenting FMI’s 2022 Store Manager Award Winners:

Category A (1-49 Stores)

Category B (50-199 Stores)

Category C (200+ Stores)

Category D (International)

Each of the 2022 Store Manager Award category winners will receive a $1,000 prize, along with a crystal award to commemorate their accomplishments. The People’s Pick award winner will receive a special trophy along with a $500 award that can be used to celebrate their employees.

The Store Manager Awards are generously sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. Details about the FMI Store Manager Awards, previous winners and profiles of all the finalists and winners are available at