The retail industry is not where it should be when it comes to diversity. No research reports or statistics are needed to make that claim. The lack of diversity is apparent from a glance around hotel ballrooms or convention centers where senior executives gather for industry events.
The phrase "high-tech" entered the national lexicon in the 1960s as the computer and electronics industries took off. Before long, it became a synonym for anything modern and over time various sectors of the economy adopted the "tech" suffix to signify their advanced state of digital affairs.
Each year, FMI's Government Relations department surveys its member companies to understand which policy issues are top of mind, legislative priorities, and how FMI can enhance our voice for food retail in Washington, D.C.