The Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC) serves the retail and wholesale food industries in both North and South Carolina. The organization was formed in 2004 when the North Carolina Food Dealers Association (founded in 1927) and the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (founded in 1902) merged and now serves more than 2,500 grocery locations in the Carolinas from its headquarters in Raleigh.
A division of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association, CFIC elects its own Board of Directors, controls its own budget, and has a full-time staff representing the grocery industry’s interests in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina.
CFIC Mission Statement
CFIC is a trade organization serving both North and South Carolina whose purpose is to improve the public image, effectiveness and profitability of retailers and suppliers to the food industry.
“CFIC and its staff are professional, knowledgeable, and personable. They are our go-to source when we are facing a retail issue. They are problem solvers – you go to them with a problem and they find a solution – it’s that simple. I don’t know where we would be in the Carolinas without them.” -Teross Young, Food Lion