FDI Blurs Boundaries with FMI
The Board of Governors of Food Distributors International (FDI) approved a plan for future trade association representation of its membership, which now includes both grocery wholesale companies and foodservice distributors. Under the plan, subject to ratification by the full membership, wholesale grocery companies will join an umbrella organization with members of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), which represents grocery retailers as well as some of the current grocery wholesale members of FDI. Wholesalers will be encouraged to maintain membership in or join FMI.
Foodservice distributors who are now members of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), the foodservice component within FDI, will form a new stand-alone trade association specifically focusing on foodservice issues and concerns.
Moderator Comment: How will the FMI/FDI deal affect NGA? [George Anderson – Moderator]