FMI – The Food Industry Association honored five store managers April 28 whose 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,” said FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin.
“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 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.”
FMI’s 2022 Store Manager Award Winners:
Category A (1-49 Stores)
- Stephanie Wright, Store Manager, Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene, New Hampshire.
Category B (50-199 Stores)
- Raymond Stockard, Store Manager, K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. d/b/a Food City, Kingsport, Tennessee.
Category C (200+ Stores)
- Rob Vassar, Store Director, Meijer Inc., Stevensville, Michigan.
Category D (International)
- Dawn Haig, Store Manager, Save-On-Foods, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.
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.
Details about the FMI Store Manager Awards, previous winners and profiles of all the finalists and winners are available at fmi.org/storemanagerawards.
As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain. FMI brings together a wide range of members across the value chain – from retailers that sell to consumers, to producers that supply food and other products, as well as the wide variety of companies providing critical services – to amplify the collective work of the industry.
To watch the virtual awards ceremony hosted by FMI, click here.
To read the story about each of the finalists from The Shelby Report, click here.