FMI Chairman Morganthall: ‘Collaboration Is a Requirement’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When the GMA presents a collaboration award to the FMI's chairman, you'd expect to hear the recipient underscore the importance of working together.

Fred Morganthall
Fred Morganthall [2]

The audience of some 400 leaders here at the GMA Chairman's Dinner wasn't disappointed. Fred Morganthall [2], FMI chairman and president and COO of Harris Teeter, the recipient of GMA's Industry Collaboration Leadership Award, addressed the topic of partnering head-on.

"Collaboration is a requirement," he said of the relationship between FMI and GMA. "We can't find solutions to problems ranging from government to food safety without working together."

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The award recognizes a leader who has demonstrated excellence in fostering collaboration among trading partners and programs throughout their career to better serve the consumer, according to GMA.

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