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    FMI Foundation Contributes $1,000 to FIAE Professional Development Fund

    The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation has contributed $1,000 to the Food Industry Association Executives’ (FIAE) Professional Development Fund.

    The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation has contributed $1,000 to the Food Industry Association Executives’ (FIAE) Professional Development Fund.

    “We are pleased to support state associations and their members in their quest to raise their professional standards through this valuable professional development program,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of Arlington, Va.-based FMI.

    The FIAE Professional Development Fund is a grant/scholarship program to assist in and encourage the professional development of state association executives, encouraging and stimulating creative thought and knowledge about association management.

    The FMI Foundation, created in 1996, is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with FMI. The foundation seeks to ensure continued quality and efficiency in the food system, and is operated for charitable, educational and scientific purposes.

    The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its 1,500 member companies — food retailers and wholesalers — in the United States and around the world. The FMI’s U.S. members operate approximately 26,000 retail food stores and 14,000 pharmacies. Their combined annual sales volume of $680 billion represents three-quarters of all retail food store sales in the United States.

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