• Photo Friday: Communications and Consumer Affairs Chairs

    Oct 17, 2014
    Consumer Affairs and Communications Committee Outgoing ChairsAt the recent FMI Consumer Affairs and Communications Seminar, FMI recognized its outgoing committee chairs for their dedication and service: Tracy Pawelski, Ahold USA, FMI Communications Committee, and Cheryl Macik, Wakefern Food Corporation, FMI Consumer Affairs Committee.
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  • Collaborating for Care: New Models for Retail Health Care

    Oct 16, 2014
    Grocery Store Health and Wellness CollaborationWhat does your doctor’s office look like? Where did you receive your most recent flu shot? Ten years ago there wouldn’t be much variability in the way Americans answered these questions, but that’s not true for today’s health care consumer.
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  • Food Safety In the Produce Aisle

    Oct 15, 2014
    Produce Safety Best Practices Guide for RetailersFMI has a resource on produce food safety that specifically addresses safe produce handling both in the supply chain and stores.  The Produce Safety Best Practices Guide for Retailers focuses on two main areas of produce food safety—guidance throughout the supply chain, and produce handling best practices in grocery stores.
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  • Supermarkets as Community Cornerstones

    Oct 14, 2014
    FMI Community Outreach AwardsAt FMI, the fall season means the annual kick-off of our Community Outreach Awards program. These awards are FMI’s platform to showcase the goodwill and community programs spearheaded by neighborhood food retailers. Over the years, we have seen creative initiatives from retailers large and small engaging their community and inspiring others with a message of hope and encouragement.
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  • The Buzz About Bees and Food Retail

    Oct 09, 2014
    Pollinators Posted at a Grocery StoreTo help food retailers better understand the economic, agricultural and ecologic implications of the issue of bee colony collapse, FMI’s sustainability executive committee is developing a retailer backgrounder, resource guide and webinar to be available at the end of this year.  In the meantime, here are some more details about the issue.
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  • Association Newsmakers Interview with Leslie G. Sarasin

    Oct 08, 2014
    Association Now Interview with Leslie G. SarasinCEO Update’s Association Newsmakers program recently interviewed Leslie G. Sarasin, CEO and president of the Food Marketing Institute about the success of long term strategic planning. 
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  • Painting a Picture of Future Store Design

    Oct 06, 2014
    Neil Stern talks store design of the furture and FMI's Energy and Store Development ConferenceAt FMI’s recent Energy and Store Development Conference, Neil Stern from McMillanDoolittle shared his seven themes for retailers to consider about store design. Based on these themes, recapped by Supermarket News, here’s a picture of what store design for food retail might look like in the future.
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