• Excellence in Food Safety Training: SQFI Achieves FSC 25 and 26 GFSI Benchmarking

    Jan 23, 2015
    FFMI congratulates our food safety and quality division, the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), as their Storage and Distribution of Food Products Program has received Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking. This module meets the Good Distribution Practice requirements for the transport and storage of perishable and non-perishable food and feed products
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  • Are You Ready to Compete in the Big Leagues?

    Jan 23, 2015
    FMI Connect Show FloorOver the course of the few days at
    FMI Connect, food retailers will receive game-changing new insights into their customers’ shopping preferences, be exposed to models of improving efficiencies and managing costs and will come to know their competition in a deeper, more meaningful way.  If you want your team ready to compete in the big leagues, you dare not miss FMI Connect 2015, the Global Food Retail Experience.
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  • By the Numbers: FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference

    Jan 22, 2015
    Midwinter 2015Here’s a breakdown of our upcoming Midwinter Executive Conference by the numbers.
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  • Retailers Serve Communities through Creative, Targeted Outreach

    Jan 21, 2015

    FMI Community Outreach Award LogoDespite the many changes taking place in the industry, one recognizable constant is the consistency of the supermarket serving as the cornerstone and conscience of their community. We may spend numerous hours dissecting the changing consumer, but today we celebrate the steadfast spirit of the retailer as four are named FMI Community Outreach Award winners.

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  • Hit Us With Your Best Shot: Government Relations Photo Contest

    Jan 16, 2015

    Wayfield Foods with Congressman David Scott Last spring, FMI launched a photo contest to encourage FMI members to invite their members of Congress to tour their stores, distribution centers or employee gatherings. Hosting lawmakers and regulators provides invaluable first-hand examples of how policy decisions can impact the operations of your businesses. For each photo that was received, FMI sent the store manager a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol. With careful consideration of each photo, one was selected for a grand prize.

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  • Finding More Hours in the Work Week

    Jan 15, 2015
    Working HoursEmployers are now required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to categorize employees into those working above or below 30-hours per week.  This change impacts part-time and other workers who value flexible hours the most because store managers need to minimize unintended tax penalties caused by part-time employees picking up or trading hours over periods of time. 
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  • State Legislation in the New Year: What Grocers Need to Know

    Jan 14, 2015
    Map of the United StatesTo help prepare for the onslaught of state legislative and regulatory activity, FMI releases the 50 State Legislative Outlook every January. This annual report examines the issues our industry expects to confront during the upcoming legislative session on a state-by-state basis.
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