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FMItech Pitch Competition Names Labor App Hyer As Winner


FMI – The Food Industry Association has announced Hyer as the winner of the second-annual FMItech Pitch Competition at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Six finalists presented their food retail technology start-up solutions and event attendees voted on the winner, with the workforce app selected as the favorite.

“Retailers have been accelerating their investments across a wide range of technologies and are seeing many initiatives pay off by enhancing overall capabilities,” said Doug Baker, FMI VP of industry relations.

“We know from our research that most food retailers and suppliers expect their technology expenses to increase in coming years. This competition aligns with our members’ needs for creating operational and financial efficiencies in addition to enhancing the grocery shopping experience for their consumers.”

FMItech Pitch Competitions Finalists

Contestants submitted three-minute video nominations that were reviewed by the FMI Technology Council Committee and are listed below with their pitch focus:

  • Amoobi – AI shopper behavior monitoring
  • Hyer – hiring process automation tool
  • HuLoop Automation Inc. – AI-powered hyper-automation
  • OjaExpress – international grocery delivery service
  • Sifter – personalized shop-by-diet program
  • Verneek – AI-assisted shopper journeys

FMItech Pitch sessions were moderated by Grocery Shopii.

For more details on these companies, visit the FMItech Pitch Competition overview document.

As the food industry association, FMI works with the industry to advance a safer, healthier consumer food supply chain. FMI brings together a range of members across the value chain – from retailers that sell to consumers, to producers that supply food and other products – to amplify the collective work of the industry.

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