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FMI 2019 Store Manager Award Winners Announced

FMI 2019 store manager winners
FMI 2019 Store Manager Award winners are Lori Hodgkinson of ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., Tim Collins of K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., Bruce Yeo of Fry’s Food Stores and Niki Scott, Sobeys.

Food Marketing Institute recognized four exceptional store managers as the FMI 2019 Store Manager Award recipients. The FMI 2019 Store Manager Awards were presented at the Future Leaders eXperience event, held May 15-17 in Louisville, Kentucky.

“This industry thrives because of the people we celebrate today who bring their passion and talents to create unique food experiences for the grocery customer. They are the heart of the grocery store—motivating their employees to create memorable in-store experiences that keep shoppers engaged and coming back for more,” said FMI Senior VP of Member Services Dagmar Farr. “Store managers don’t just lead—they lead with purpose, with compassion and with a special dedication to their communities.”

The 20th-annual FMI 2019 Store Manager Award Winners:

Category A: (1-49 stores)
Lori Hodgkinson, ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., Croton-On-Hudson, New York

Category B: (50-199 stores)
Tim Collins, K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., Pikeville, Kentucky

Category C: (200-plus stores)
Bruce Yeo, Fry’s Food Stores, Chandler, Arizona

Category D: (International)
Niki Scott, Sobeys, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador

People’s Pick Winner
Niki Scott, Sobeys, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador

The 2019 Store Manager Award winners each receive a $1,000 prize and a crystal award. FMI hosted the fifth annual People’s Pick contest, which garnered more than 13,000 votes. The People’s Pick contest winner receives a special trophy and $500 to celebrate her store’s employees. Learn more about the finalists and winners here.

FMI advocates on behalf of the food retail industry, which employs nearly 5 million workers and represents a combined annual sales volume of almost $800 billion. FMI member companies operate nearly 33,000 retail food stores and 12,000 pharmacies. FMI membership includes the entire spectrum of food retail venues: single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains, pharmacies, online and mixed retail stores. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education, health and wellness and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to almost 1,000 food retail and wholesale member companies and serves 85 international retail member companies.

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Renee Sexton

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