Quick Takes From FMI Midwinter

• One day after a football-themed kickoff party at FMI Midwinter, football was a topic during Monday's session as well. Jerry Garland, the chairman of this year's Midwinter event, who is president and CEO of Associated Wholesale Grocers, urged retailers to take full advantage of selling opportunities around the upcoming Super Bowl.

"The Super Bowl is a major selling point, so plan great sales and promotions," he said. "In Kansas City we'll have great tailgate parties!"

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