• Photo Friday: Celebrating Lunds and Byerly's 75th Anniversary

    Sep 19, 2014
    Leslie Sarasin and Tres LundLeslie G. Sarason, President and CEO of Food Marketing Institute, goes on a store tour with Tres Lund, CEO of Lund Food. Lunds and Byerly's is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. Check out this video about their history and the storytelling website celebrating the occasion. 
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  • 7 Ways to Teach Produce Safety in the Supermarket

    Sep 18, 2014
    Produce Pro helps food retails teach food safety best practices to shoppersFood retailers are dedicated   to selling the safest and highest quality products – and their customers demand it. In fact, 38 percent of consumers identify “the quality of fresh foods” as a reason they will bypass one food retailer and shop at one further away.  Through social media, websites and in-store materials, grocery stores are helping to educate customers about how to prepare and handle food safely after they check out at the register, especially when it comes to fresh produce.
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  • A Sneak Peak of FMI’s Speaks

    Sep 15, 2014
    FMI Speaks 2014 For the last 10 years, FMI Speaks has surveyed senior leaders in the food industry on the issues that affect their ability to succeed in the marketplace. In what has come to be a crucial question in the Speaks report, respondents were asked to rate issues that impact their business on a scale 1 to 10, where 10 is the highest impact.
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  • Photo Friday: Family Meals on the table in Washington D.C.

    Sep 12, 2014
    FMI Family Meals in Washington, DCFMI Foundation and its public relations firm Harvest PR & Marketing visited the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building September 4 to present and explore concepts for a national family meals campaign that will elevate the role of the grocer in simplifying family meals with Americans. 
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  • The Supermarket Stronghold

    Sep 12, 2014
    Total Store Collaboration In food retail, everything starts with the shopper. We operate in a consumer-driven industry with an inextricably linked value chain – consumers are more in control and they expect an engaging and enjoyable in-store/shopping experience. At FMI Connect, we inspired dialog and optimism on what the Retail Experience of the Future could be by presenting “what-if” scenarios for merchants and their supply chain partners at a virtual exhibit. I haven’t stopped imagining that future since I experienced this venue alongside our board of directors.
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  • Why Surprises and Food Safety Can Mix

    Sep 11, 2014
    Unannounced Audits and Food Safety Food safety experts in the food retail industry aren’t big fans of surprises. A surprise can mean a food recall or customer concerns, so we generally like to avoid them by staying informed and on top of our game. But sometimes a surprise and food safety can mix.
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  • New Crisis Communications Tool Helps You Stay in Your Lane

    Sep 10, 2014
    Crisis Communications ManualFMI recently developed a crisis resource that helps you better prepare, respond to and recover from a communications crisis. This manual helps streamline processes and sheds new light on how companies can integrate social media into their crisis communications plans. During a crisis, we recommend activating and mobilizing your online community, making it important to construct your social media strategy and presence before a crisis.
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