The announcement was made at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, held January 27–30 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“With over 25 years of experience in the software and consumer goods industries, Lori will provide the FMI board a unique perspective on the impact of technology on the food retail industry,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI. The FMI board of directors represents the strategic initiatives of FMI including policies, programs and forums supporting its members.
“I am deeply honored to join the FMI board,” said Mitchell-Keller. “Serving as the voice of food retail, FMI provides leadership and advocacy for the food and consumer product industry worldwide. There are abundant opportunities ahead as the industry innovates to meet the changing needs of its customers. SAP looks forward to continued and dynamic involvement in key initiatives such as food and product safety, industry collaboration and networking, as well as sustainability.”
Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world.
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