Archived Blog Posts

  • Sharing the Grocers’ Perspective of SNAP with Congress

    Feb 17, 2017
    Leslie Sarasin SNAP TestimonyThe U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the pros and cons of restricting SNAP food choice. FMI’s President and CEO Leslie Sarasin served as a witness for the hearing and shared the food retailer perspective on the complexity and importance of SNAP. Much of the conversation focused on the challenges with implementing restrictions and the benefits of incentives and education.   
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  • Reducing the Noise, Sharpening the Message

    Feb 16, 2017
    Product Code Date Labeling InfographicThis TPA affirmed recommendation calls for voluntary industry-wide adoption of two sets of product code date labeling language: one for shelf stable items, when the date is for communicating quality issues, and another for certain items when the date language conveys guidance regarding material degradation of product performance or the possibility of food safety concerns. 
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  • Food Defense: Cross Your T’s and Dot Your I’s

    Feb 15, 2017
    MealIf ever there was a time to turn up the dial on asset protection, it is now. While there are any number of issues that keep those charged with asset protection up at night, perhaps no topic is more vital to your company’s customers and investors than that of food defense.
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  • Advice from FMI Store Manager Award Winners to Future Nominees

    Feb 14, 2017
    Charlynne StunderWhat does it take for a store manager to win FMI’s Store Manager Award? Previous winner, Charlynne Stunder, one of Save on Foods’ store managers in Vancouver, BC Canada shares her advice with rising leaders of the food industry.
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  • Where does Menu Labeling Fit into the White House and Congressional Agenda?

    Feb 13, 2017
    Menu LabelingThere has been a flurry of activity in the first month of the Trump administration and the 115th Congress with a corresponding need to figure out how all of these actions and issues affect food retailers. One question to ask: Where does FDA’s menu labeling rule and its May 5, 2017 compliance date fit into these discussions?
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