The Food Industry Association Executives [FIAE] is a national professional association representing local, state and regional food association executives since 1927, who in turn represent over 95 percent of the grocery retail industry.


FIAE's mission is to provide a forum for professional growth of the members' employees and to serve as a vehicle for the interchange of ideas and advancement of the food industry agenda.

July 30, 2020

To the FIAE Community:


Last night, the FIAE Executive Committee made the difficult decision to postpone the in person Annual Convention – scheduled for November 9-11 in Phoenix.   As you know, Arizona remains a hot spot, with no end in sight.  The hotel and even our Arizona state executive concurred that coming to Phoenix – even if it’s not until November – is not advisable.

As you know, the Board had enthusiastically voted in May to push forward and host the in person event….knowing that this would be a great time for the FIAE family to come together.   Unfortunately, those plans have been curtailed.

We are excited, however, to introduce a virtual program – filled with the personal interaction you love at the FIAE meeting.   We will be working with our Convention Committee to plan an interactive virtual event with similar programming to the in person convention. Stay tuned for dates and more information!  

In the interim, we hope you and your family stay safe and strong during these troublesome times.


Rob Ikard

President & CEO

Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association

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