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Gold Plate Award Winners

The 2014 Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding programs FMI retailer and wholesaler members have implemented to encourage family meals. By creating simple solutions and programs, these winners are helping consumers make family mealtime a regular occasion.

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Gold Plate Award Winner
First Alternative Co-op

Category A (1-49 stores)

Saying "simple" and being simple are two different things.  First Alternative Coop's Budget Bites is an ongoing program based on a simple-to-follow weekly menu plan, shopping list and recipes for a family of two adults, all under $50 per week.


Gold Plate Award Winner
Weis Markets Healthy Bites

Category B (50-199 stores)

Weis puts tremendous effort into making family meals easier and healthier with a company-wide, comprehensive, multi-media program of meal solutions, recipes and healthy eating advice that centers on a 16-page fully customized magazine, Healthy Bites. 


Publix  Aprons Simple Meals

Category C (Over 200 stores)

The Aprons Simple Meals program from Publix focuses on family togetherness by featuring new meal ideas weekly, specifically developed to simplify planning, preparation and clean up.  Meal ideas are made accessible through circulars, online and in-store.

Honorable Mentions 

Village Super Markets (ShopRite) 

Sometimes the best influence is from the youngest members of the family. Shoprite’s Live Rite program for kids combines classes, tools, games and events to start kids on the right path to understanding the importance of cooking healthy family meals at home.

Price Chopper’s Family Meals Matter
 

Since winning a Gold Plate Award last year, they have attracted new community partners and grown the program, which makes it notable for a second time.

Safeway Bring Home a Real Taste of Mexico

By partnering with a celebrity chef, Safeway developed a line of authentic Mexican frozen entrees that help make the time-honored tradition of family meals more achievable for Hispanic families--or any busy household that loves authentic Mexican cuisine.