Why FMS?

Our brand promise is simple:

Since 1974, FMS has provided accounting and consulting services to independent retailers just like you. We understand the challenges the industry faces in today’s highly competitive market—competition from superstores, changing demographics, and the pressure to keep up with ever-changing technology. We also know the critical role that time plays in your ability to make strategic decisions involving cash, costs, sales, labor, inventory, and shrink. In response to the industry’s needs, we developed a way for independent retailers to use today’s business activities to drive tomorrow’s business decisions. We call it our Decision Support Suite.

Our unique team of retail-oriented staff with proven expertise and Decision Support Suite transform historic accounting activities into timely, accurate decision support tools. Information from all functions of your operation—billbacks, receiving, merchandising, point-of-sale, human resources, payroll, treasury management, etc.—is captured, organized and managed in one place that you can access on a daily basis.


  • 1974
  • 1982
  • 2001
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • John Schock and Rudy Anderson opened the first FMS office in Cape St. Claire, Maryland

  • The first software applications customer was successfully on-board

  • Launched our cloud-based, online Application

  • Released our 1st Financial Survey in partnership with the National Grocers Association (NGA)

  • Signed our 1st international customer

  • The expansion continued, this time opening the third office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • We arrived at the West Coast, opening our fourth office location in Portland, Oregon and serving over 1,900 stores

  • Signed our 1st Canadian retailer and acquired MDI stores

  • We opened a third location in the northeast, now serving a total of over 2,300 stores

  • Launched our Labor Saver, a time scheduling system

  • Our headquarters moved to a new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and acquires Affiliated Foods Nebraska from AWG

  • FMS partnered with Piggly Wiggly Alabama

  • Announced acquisition of Boschini, Millers and Associates

  • Acquired UNFI’s Retail Accounting Services Division