About DFIC

Food Retailers United

In the food industry, where profit is measured in pennies and consolidation is increasingly commonplace, a core group of Delaware merchants recognized that to thrive in today’s challenging economy, they needed to unite. In 2002, the founding members created the Delaware Food Industry Council, the only statewide trade organization whose mission is to represent food retailers, wholesalers and their suppliers in the state of Delaware. DFIC represents more than 10,000 employees in Delaware.Content here.

Dedicated Representation

The DFIC represents the food industry at the state capitol and at the local level to ensure that food retailers have a voice on legislative and regulatory issues. We realize that these issues can impact your bottom line.

Special Events Strengthen the Industry

DFIC hosts an annual golf outing and Winterfest, a holiday event, where members and legislators have the opportunity to meet, discuss issues and network.

Our Membership

The Delaware Food Industry Council, a nonprofit Delaware corporation, is the only statewide government relations organization dedicated solely to interests of the food industry. Its membership is comprised of large and small food industry retailers, convenience stores, food manufacturers and suppliers.

Help create a stronger, united food industry in Delaware. Join us and make your voice heard on matters of legislative and regulatory importance.

DFIC’s membership is comprised of small and large food industry retailers,
convenience stores, manufacturers, security companies, pharmacies, check cashers, attorneys and suppliers. Join Today!


The Delaware Food Industry Council (DFIC) has helped food retailers with many issues through the years, including the following:

• First state to create a plastic bag bill that precludes all municipalities from banning
bags or charging for them.

• First state in the country to have a dedicated retail crime prosecutor.

• Created and passed a selling stolen property charge and an organized retail crime bill which became model legislation for other states to use.

• First state in the country to repeal a bottle bill and create a single stream curbside recycling program in its place.