The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is proud to work with the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) to support the delivery of the Retail Management Certificate Program to FMI members nationwide.

Established in 2000 by the WAFC, the Retail Management Certificate is an accredited community college program that provides provides people with the core competencies to become successful managers and leaders in the retail industry. Since its beginning the program has grown from one community college to 135+ community colleges across the western United States and two national online programs. In 2014 FMI began formally supporting the program and its expansion to their food retailer members.

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. FMI Membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores.

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