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CFIC is the voice of the retail food industry in North and South Carolina. Our staff takes action on legislative and regulatory issues that impact our members.


Don’t miss out on our exciting events! Learn about the annual CFIC Convention and the annual Golf Tournament. We hope to see you there!

The Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC) serves the retail and wholesale food industries in both North and South Carolina.

The Council serves more than 2,500 grocers in the Carolinas and has staff in both states. Our purpose is to improve the public image, effectiveness and profitability of retailers and suppliers to the food industry.

Why is CFIC important for Carolinas’ retail food industry?

  • We represent retail grocer and supplier interests in the legislative process
  • We provide members with money-saving services
  • We keep our members informed about laws, regulations and trends
  • We host events that bring suppliers together with key decision-makers in the grocery industry
  • We work closely with national retail organizations to favorably influence federal issues

We are excited to re-join CFIC.  It’s a great Organization and the light environment makes for productive and easy networking.  We look forward to seeing you all again.

Ken Maddie

Congrats on another successful convention!

Ryan Becker

Our partnership with CFIC has been invaluable. It has paid dividends through our exposure to non-wine industry innovation cross promotional opportunities. We built incremental programming as a result of the one-on-one meetings and exposure to co-op partners. We have developed long-term relationships through our involvement with CFIC that we likely would not have had the opportunity to build otherwise.

Jarron Harkness

Just a note of thanks for making me and The Instore Group feel so welcome and part of the entire event.  It was very beneficial to see so many familiar faces, renew some old friendships and meet so many new ones.

Tom Palombo

CFIC provides a unique opportunity in the South to develop great rapport and relationships with customers located and doing business each day in the Carolinas. At its base and more in the South, this businesses is still very much about relationships. Many retailers here may not care what you know until they know how much you care about their business and what you are willing to do to help them succeed. CFIC provides the avenue to communicate that to the retailers it serves.

Blake Freshwater

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