Retail Management Certificate

Investing in the Future of the Food Industry – HFIA Foundation & The Retail Management Certificate Program

At HFIA Foundation, we are committed to promoting workforce development and empowering the future leaders of the food industry. That’s why we are thrilled to introduce the Retail Management Certificate Program – a generous initiative designed to boost your retail management career and equip you with essential skills for success.

What is the Retail Management Certificate Program?

Brought to you by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) in partnership with Leeward Community College, this 8-course college-level program is your gateway to a successful retail management career. Stay ahead of the curve in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing retail environment as you gain invaluable knowledge and experience.

Convenient Online Courses! Study at your own pace with 100% online classes through Leeward Community College, fitting your schedule and work commitments.


All grocery employees of HFIA members with at least 6 months of employment are eligible to participate in this program.

How to Get Started:

Enroll in College Courses: Review the program flier to get detailed program information and learn how to apply.

Enroll Here

Submit Your Tuition Reimbursement Application: After completing each course, turn in your grade sheet with the tuition receipt within 2 months of the course end to be eligible for tuition reimbursement. Download the Tuition Reimbursement Form.

Course Content:

Human Relations/Organizational Behavior: Master leadership skills and techniques to build strong employer-employee relations.

Computer Applications (Technology): Learn essential software applications for business, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics.

Business Communication Skills for Managers: Develop effective internal and external business communication strategies, including verbal, nonverbal, writing, and public speaking techniques.

Principles of Management: Acquire key management concepts and principles to improve business efficiency and productivity.

Principles of Marketing: Learn basic marketing strategies and techniques for product, pricing, distribution, and communication.

Human Resources Management: Gain skills in human resource planning, staffing, training, compensation, and labor relationship management.

Financial Management & Budgeting: Utilize accounting and financial management tools to create, interpret, and analyze financial information for successful business operations.

Retail Management: Explore all facets of retail operations, including marketing, promotion, merchandising, pricing, store organization, site location, and customer service.

Unlock Your Retail Management Potential Today!

Join the Retail Management Certificate Program and embark on a journey of professional growth and advancement. Invest in your future and become a driving force in the food industry.

Disclaimer: The Retail Management Certificate Program is available exclusively to grocery employees of HFIA members in good-standing who meet the eligibility requirements.