FMI Names Managers of the Year

Food Marketing Institute presented its 2009 Store Manager of the Year Awards last week at Future Connect here. Bob Gillick of a ShopRite in Yonkers, N.Y., won for small chains, for tripling operating income and community work. Henry Falcon of Sweetbay in Plant City, Fla., won for midsize chains, for boosting comps and promoting seven employees to management positions, plus community work. Jeff

DALLAS — Food Marketing Institute presented its 2009 Store Manager of the Year Awards last week at Future Connect here.

  • Bob Gillick of a ShopRite in Yonkers, N.Y., won for small chains, for tripling operating income and community work.

  • Henry Falcon of Sweetbay in Plant City, Fla., won for midsize chains, for boosting comps and promoting seven employees to management positions, plus community work.

  • Jeff Barricks of Safeway in Corvallis, Ore., won for large chains, for shrink reduction and other operation measures, and promoting diversity in partnership with Oregon State.