• The Business of Food Retail

    Jun 24, 2016
    2016 Store Manager Award WinnersCustomer service is at the heart of the food retail industry. In a time when the industry is experiencing an unprecedented pace of change, it’s important to remember our roots and showcase those in our industry who exemplify our customer service values every day.
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  • No Two U.S. Household Grocery Shop the Same

    Jun 22, 2016
    Discover Trends If you get five couples together in the same room and ask each person who is the primary grocery shopper for their household, chances are you will get 10 different responses. According to the 2016 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report released today at FMI Connect, more and more households in America are changing grocery shopping habits due to shifting household roles. 
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  • What Does Innovation Mean to You?

    Jun 22, 2016
    FMI Connect TV 2016 Day 1For some, innovation is the latest technology or gadget that promises to transform the way we all live our lives and do business. For others, innovation is that big idea that solves both a business problem and a consumer need. And then there are those who find innovation in the small things, such as building strong business teams or ensuring the highest quality of customer care. However a food retailer defines innovation, he or she can embrace it at FMI Connect.
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  • How to Grow GM & HBC Sales in the Grocery Store

    Jun 21, 2016
    20151208-FMI-420-WEBFMI recently commissioned a study conducted by Acosta Strategic Advisors on identify winning growth strategies for GM & HBC in the grocery channel. Initial findings from the research were released during FMI Connect this week and include easy-to-implement tactics for increasing GM & HBC sales in grocery stores.
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  • Make an Important Connection at FMI Connect

    Jun 17, 2016
    Connections at FMI ConnectAs its name conveys, FMI Connect is focused on helping its participants get connected in a variety of ways. We seek to provide the environment that enables you to connect with colleagues in the greater food retail industry, connect to new ideas and trends, connect more deeply with your trading partners, and connect to new solutions to the challenges you face. We do this in the hope that the small encounters prove to be substantial connections.
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  • Congress Can Author a New Information Era for Consumers

    Jun 16, 2016
    Is this the best way to convey GMO information to consumers?The following is a transcript from Sarasin’s participation at today’s press conference with the Coalition For Safe Affordable Food stressing urgency of Senate action on national GMO labeling and costs of inaction.
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  • Robots, Robots and More Robots

    Jun 15, 2016
    Tally RobotRobots are a part of both business and personal lives. Currently, we see robotics primarily in manufacturing in our industry, but what can we look forward to seeing in our offices and grocery stores in the near future? We’re bringing a few of these ideas to FMI Connect this year and plan to keep a close watch on what to expect in the years to come. Here are some technology highlights to be sure to catch.
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