Daymon Visits Capitol Hill During FMI’s Day in Washington

May 16, 2017

On May 3-4, members of the Daymon team joined other senior-level retailer and wholesaler executives in Washington, D.C. to meet with Senators, members of Congress and their staff to address critical industry public policy issues. This was a part of the Day in Washington program organized by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), who focused on the following three topics during meetings with government members:

  • Tax Reform – This provided the opportunity to discuss and examine the border adjustment tax and its impact on the cost of any imported goods.
  • Swipe Fees – In regards to the fee that is charged by the credit card companies for processing, some politicians feel that past reforms on the subject should be eliminated.
  • FDA Menu Labeling – Rules that were set in place for fast food organizations are now up for being expanded to include supermarkets, impacting Deli, Bakery and other categories.

Over the two days, the Daymon team met with Senators and members of Congress from California, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Overall, it was a fascinating opportunity to hear and give feedback on issues that are important to Daymon customers and associates alike, and the team looks forward to continuing the conversations that were started on Capitol Hill.

Click here to learn more about FMI’s Day in Washington

Pictured above: The team meets with U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52)

 

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