• What Food Retailers Need To Know About Grocery Apps

    Nov 26, 2014

    Food Retailers and Grocery AppsMy favorite app is my DC Metro commuter app. I check it each morning before leaving for work and it shows me when to expect the next train and it alerts me to Metro system delays. My DC Metro app is the perfect combination of convenience and usefulness that makes it a key tool in my daily life. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) have teamed up to dive deeper into grocery apps and help food retailers better understand what makes them successful.

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  • 4 Features of the New SafeMark Manager eLearning Course

    Nov 25, 2014
    Safemark Visual LearningThe four new learning features of the training are just some of the changes that improve the learning experience, while equipping food managers with innovative tools to reduce the risk of foodborne illness and meet regulatory requirements.  In addition, the course prepares retail food managers for theSafeMark™ Food Protection Manager Certification Exam offered through the National Registry of Food Safety.
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  • There is No Shortage of Thanksgiving Turkeys

    Nov 24, 2014
    Price Chopper Supermarkets Thanksgiving DinnerAs Thanksgiving nears, the story of Ben Franklin and the Great Seal is now being crowded out by yet another turkey myth  - that there is a shortage in the supply of turkeys that is not only driving up prices, but could also leave some consumers empty-handed come Thursday. It makes for terrifying headlines – Thanksgiving without Turkey! – but if you read past the lead-ins, you’ll find out that the story just isn’t true.  So, to save you time and concern, here are the facts.
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  • Ask the FMI Librarian: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year For Grocery!

    Nov 21, 2014

    Ask the FMI Librarian What does the holiday season mean for grocery stores? In 1939 Franklin Roosevelt changed the date of the Thanksgiving holiday from the last Thursday in November to the second-to-last Thursday in November to allow retailers the benefit of more holiday season shopping days.  It wasn’t a popular decision. 

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  • Consumers Buying Food WITH A Retailer

    Nov 20, 2014
    Midwinter 2015At FMI's 2015 Midwinter Executive Conference, to be held January 24-27, our educational focus will be on the diverse ways consumer empowerment is reshaping the role of the retailer. Consumer thinking appears to be shifting from a mind-set of buying food FROM a retailer to an attitude of buying food WITH a retailer.  This attitude is surfacing in several key retail areas.
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  • FSMA Series: Produce Safety Rule

    Nov 20, 2014
    FSMA Series: What Food Retailers Need to KnowWe all know that produce is an essential component of a balanced diet, and the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables helps us maintain healthy diets. Over the last decade, foodborne illness outbreaks associated with contaminated produce led to widespread recognition that we need a proactive, modern food safety system that prevents food safety problems instead of reacting to outbreaks. Congress recognized this and reacted by including produce safety standards in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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  • The Types of Grocery Shopping App Users

    Nov 19, 2014
    Online Grocery ShoppersOn my weekly grocery store trip, I see more and more people using grocery apps. They browse the aisles with smartphone in-hand and I see them checking off shopping lists or using coupons. But just who are these grocery shopping app users and what makes the apps appealing to them?
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