• Photo Friday: Store Visit to Clements Marketplace in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

    Jul 29, 2016
    Photo Friday Clements MarketplaceLucas Darnell, director of member relations and advocacy for the eastern region at FMI met with Tracy Anthony, general manager at the Clements Marketplace in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This family owned and community oriented grocer has been in business since 1980. 
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  • Mission Not Impossible: Knowing Where Your Food Comes From

    Jul 27, 2016
    Mission ImpossibleToday’s shoppers want to buy from local growers and, whenever possible, know the source of the ingredients in their processed food. For food retailers and companies looking to respond to this consumer demand for healthy, locally sourced food, the task of providing the information about where the food you’re selling in the grocery aisles comes from might seem impossible, but I promise you it’s not.
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  • Lessons on Listeria Prevention from Cornell University Expert

    Jul 25, 2016
    meat grinder We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Gellert Family Professor of Food Safety and Director of Graduate Studies for the Field of Food Science and Technology at Cornell University about his work and his thoughts on Listeria prevention.
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  • Photo Friday: Store Visit to Foods Etc. in Clearlake California

    Jul 22, 2016
    Foods Etc Photo FridayLast week, Cynthia Brazzel, director of member relations and advocacy for the western region at FMI, was in Clearlake California and visited with FMI board member Dennis Darling at his store Foods Etc. IGA One unique feature of this store is the colorful artwork showcasing the local area around Clearlake.
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  • Embracing a New Wave of Information Technology

    Jul 21, 2016
    20151208-FMI-332-WEBThe legislative achievements last week on GMO have been a win for the value chain in giving food makers and sellers the option to disclose information in a flexible manner, so it was disconcerting that the debate on GMO included accusations that the food industry was failing to communicate. Conversely, FMI and its coalition partners advocated for a federal system that would offer consistent information to consumers however they wanted to consume it.
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  • The Journey of an Imperfectly Perfect Bill

    Jul 20, 2016
    Google Map of Capitol to White HouseThe distance from the U.S. Capitol to the White House is approximately 1.5 miles, a mere thirty minute stroll across relatively flat terrain. However, the journey for a GMO labeling bill, escorted through both ends of the Capitol, then down Pennsylvania Avenue and delivered to the inbox on the desk in the Oval Office has been a much more circuitous and challenging trip – one filled with many ups and downs, some drama, several detours, and more than a few fretful delays. Without the determined efforts of thousands of people, that journey, so important to our shoppers and to our industry, would not have occurred.
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  • Are You Ready for September National Family Meals Month?

    Jul 19, 2016
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    Again this September, retailers and suppliers are coming together with the FMI Foundation to celebrate National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM). What is National Family Meals Month? This industry-wide movement raises awareness of the benefits of frequent family meals and supports families to share one more meal at home each week. Over 60 retailers and 30 suppliers participated last year, and the excitement is growing for 2016! To help you prepare for this September, the FMI Foundation has created new National Family Meals Month toolkits for both retailers and suppliers. 

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