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FMI announces chef-exec program at FMI Connect

FMI announces chef-exec program at FMI Connect

FMI unveiled a new program to pair supermarket chefs with the heads of fresh prepared foods at their respective companies during FMI Connect in Chicago in June.

The initiative, called Supermarket Chefs, will allow 20 chefs and 20 fresh foods executives to attend a series of education sessions June 21-22 aimed at helping culinary professionals understand the business side of grocery operations and teaching executives about flavor and menu trends.

“This fusion between left- and right-brains in the grocery business is a smart combination for improving bottom lines and turning up the heat on the competition for share of stomach,” Rick Stein, VP of fresh foods for FMI, said in a press release. “Food retailers’ focus on fresh prepared foods remains the most important way to differentiate now and in the future, so we are building this professional community to offer greater emphasis around investment possibilities and meeting the customer’s desire for variety and more prepared meals away from home.”

FMI has sent invitations to retailers for this program, but those interested in participating can email [email protected]

Supermarket News and sister publication Nation’s Restaurant News are the exclusive media partners for Supermarket Chefs at FMI Connect 2016.

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