• Find your “Seat at the Table” at FMI Connect with FMI Communities

    Apr 24, 2015
    FMI CommunitiesJust as family time is centered around daily meal events, our industry’s communities are center around the grocery store that helps make those meals happen.  FMI Connect Communities help you find your space at the FMI Connect table. 
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  • Grocers on the Hill: A Successful Day in Washington

    Apr 23, 2015
    FMI April 15 Fly-in Ad_PoliticoLast week, over 200 grocers traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in FMI’s annual Day in Washington fly-in on Capitol Hill, held in partnership with the National Grocers Association and the Food Industry Association Executives.  Participants met with their elected officials to discuss several priority industry issues, such as data security, tax policy, menu labeling and health care, and to raise awareness and interest in related legislative efforts.  We had a productive week of meetings and sessions and look forward to hearing more feedback from participants about their Hill visits over the next few days, particularly in any areas that require follow-up with congressional offices.
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  • Benefits of Traceability Beyond Food Safety

    Apr 22, 2015
    TraceabilityProduct tracing used to be something we needed when things went wrong – when there was a recall or a food safety investigation. But now, product tracing has gone mainstream and has benefits well beyond food safety. Surprised? 
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  • The Power of Food Waste

    Apr 21, 2015
    Food WasteFood waste has real power. I recently had the opportunity to witness the difference food waste can make to not only a community, but also our environment. A few weeks ago, the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, which was created by FMI, GMA and National Restaurant Association to address food waste as an industry, held a meeting in Orlando, FL and we took some time to experience the power of food waste first hand.
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  • Building an All-Star FMI Connect Keynote Team

    Apr 20, 2015
    Keynote LineupSelecting conference speakers is a lot like building a team, and for an event as substantial as FMI Connect we definitely needed to build an all-star lineup. Historically, our conference speakers are comprised of the most prominent, strategic and influential minds across business sectors. As proof, one FMI Connect 2014 keynote speakerhas recently announced her campaign for Presidency, which sets the bar pretty high for future keynote speakers. Nonetheless, we’re sure this year will live up to the challenge.
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  • Celebrating National Library Week

    Apr 16, 2015
    Ask the FMI Librarian Personally, I’ve had the great privilege to oversee the operations of the FMI Information Service for a very long time. Over the years, I’ve come to learn a lot about the food retail industry through the unique, rich resources housed in it and I’ve answered over 31,000 questions for members, staff and the general public using those resources.  I celebrate this library every day when it reveals the answer to a challenging question, or when it reminds me of a bit of industry history useful for a current project.  From history to emerging issues, it has it all.
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  • Off to the Races

    Apr 14, 2015
    Clinton RubioJust 24 hours apart, two prominent political figures announced their respective bids for the Presidency in 2016 – former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio (FL-R). FMI is always looking for opportunities to connect our members with key lawmakers, emerging leaders and even potential future presidents! 
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