• Don’t Think Your Vote Matters?

    Sep 29, 2016

    I Voted Earlier this month Arizona became a hot topic in political circles. No, not because of Sen. John McCain’s re-election, but because former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones conceded that she had lost the Republican primary in Arizona’s fifth Congressional district by 27 votes. Close races seem to be becoming the norm.

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  • Every Month Should Be National Family Meals Month

    Sep 29, 2016
    Sue Borra and MittyAs we come to the end of the 2nd National Family Meals Month™, I am convinced that encouraging family meals at home should be a year round promotion. Every September, the FMI Foundation will continue to raise awareness about the important role family meals play in our society, but I am hopeful that the movement will steadily gain momentum and we will witness families enjoining one more meal at home every week of the year.
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  • Taking a New Path In Enriching the Food Retail Community

    Sep 28, 2016
    fmi_connect_refocus_hero_adAll these factors tally up to a wholesale change in the ways we do business. Your association recognizes this quite clearly and today we made a strategic announcement about the relevancy of our events moving forward. After much deliberation and guidance from FMI’s Executive Committee, we have decided to no longer host FMI Connect 2017. As you can imagine, a decision of this magnitude was not reached easily.
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  • Recipe-Re Do: Recipes featuring food safety improve consumer behaviors

    Sep 27, 2016
    Washing BroccoliWhen it comes to recipes, countless albums on my Pinterest profile are dedicated to finding a quick family meal that everyone will love.  According to the 2014 report on Retail Contributions to Health and Wellness 2014, 100 percent of the food retailers surveyed reported offering healthy recipes to shoppers, with 80 percent offering the recipes online and 59% offering them also in store.
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  • Photo Friday: Store Visit to Northgate Gonzalez Market in Anaheim, CA

    Sep 23, 2016
    Photo Friday Northgate GonazalezA few weeks ago, Cynthia Brazzel, director of member relations and advocacy for the western region at FMI, toured the newest Northgate Gonzalez Market in Anaheim, CA. One unique feature of this vibrant store is its Mercado concept (a variety of food islands and perimeter service counters), which puts an emphasis on fresh foods. Shoppers can take their pick at a sushi bar, house made sausage center, a meals-to-go island, guacamole station, coffee, Aguas Frescas and so on.
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  • Your FSMA Preventive Controls Checklist

    Sep 23, 2016
    ClipboardIn response to FSMA, SQFI has developed a voluntary Preventive Controls audit checklist and guidance document for stakeholders to use as a guide for identifying the necessary steps to bridge any gaps between a company’s SQF Program and the PC rule.
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  • Keeping Track of the Details During Busy Times

    Sep 22, 2016
    BackTo School, Back To Congress Most of us are knee deep in the annual calendar recalibration known as “back to school month” and are hastily trying to get acclimated to the new pace- frantically searching for the rhythm that feels more like normal and less like a jolt to the system.  While all of this is going on, we should remember that back to school time also means back to Congress.
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