FMI: COMMUNITY RELATIONS REQUESTS GROWING

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Supermarkets typically spend a median of $25,000 a year to support community relations projects, according to a survey by Food Marketing Institute here.The amount differs by store size, the survey noted, with single-store operators spending approximately $9,000 a year; companies with 2-10 stores allocating $20,000 annually; companies with 11-49 stores spending $100,000 a year,

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Supermarkets typically spend a median of $25,000 a year to support community relations projects, according to a survey by Food Marketing Institute here.

The amount differs by store size, the survey noted, with single-store operators spending approximately $9,000 a year; companies with 2-10 stores allocating $20,000 annually; companies with 11-49 stores spending $100,000 a year, and companies of 50 stores or more spending $800,000 annually.

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