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FMI’s ‘Celebrating Our Industry’ Event Honors Food Industry Elite

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The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) recognized the industry’s acclaimed food retailers, wholesalers and manufacturing partners at its inaugural “Celebrating Our Industry” dinner in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday. FMI added six awardees to its Hall of Fame, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) gave a special tribute to one of its supply chain partners.

• Joanie Taylor, director of consumer affairs and community relations for Schnuck Markets, received the FMI Esther Peterson Award for her commitment as both advocate and voice of the consumer.

• Hy-Vee’s recently retired Rose Mitchell, VP of education and governmental affairs, was honored with the FMI Glen P. Woodard Jr. Public Affairs Award.

• Campbell Soup Co. President and CEO Denise Morrison was recognized for her exemplary contributions to the food retail supply chain with the FMI William H. Albers Industry Relations Award.

• The Herbert Hoover Award for humanitarian service in the food industry went to Associated Grocers Inc. President and CEO J.H. (Jay) Campbell Jr.

• The Sidney R. Rabb Award was presented to Neil Golub, Price Chopper Supermarkets’ executive chairman of the board, for his statesmanship and community service.

• Bristol Farms President and CEO Kevin Davis received the Robert B. Wegman Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

• J.K. Symancyk, president of Meijer Inc., received the 2014 GMA Industry Collaboration Leadership Award for creating an environment where supply chain partners can work together in new and innovative ways.

The FMI Midwinter Executive Conference is being held Jan. 12-14 in Scottsdale. Check back here for news and updates from the event.

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