• 5 Key Areas of the Supply Chain to Focus On in 2017

    Jan 19, 2017
    Supply Chain 2017 As more companies evaluate supply chain initiatives to better meet the needs of consumers living in a digital world, it’s imperative that trading partners come together to engage in a synergistic supply chain transformation. The 2017 Supply Chain Conference offers trading partners the opportunity to collaborate, explore and discuss key areas of the supply chain, including fresh foods, transportation, regulatory, supply chain optimization and plenty of supply chain insights.
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  • Two Weeks In: A New Congress and New Priorities

    Jan 18, 2017
    Capitol Hill in JanuaryThe world still has two days before the new administration takes office, but the 115th Congress was sworn-in over two weeks ago. Republicans held on to majority control of both the House and Senate, and lawmakers reelected Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, while Senate Democrats have a new leader in Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) following the retirement of Harry Reid.
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  • What Can We Expect of a Trump Administration?

    Jan 17, 2017
    White HousePresident-elect Donald Trump’s successful campaign for the office of President was marked by its unconventional tenor and free-wheeling populist spirit that challenged the existing political protocols. As a result, his first 100 days in office will receive intense scrutiny.
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  • 2017: What Can We Expect in Food Safety

    Jan 11, 2017
    Food Safety 2017For most food safety professionals, 2016 was a busy year.  More than likely, the ‘Food Safety Modernization Act or FSMA’ was the most commonly discussed topic throughout the food industry-that probably won’t change in 2017.  But as we start 2017, we thought we would highlight some things you can expect this year from food safety along with FMI resources that will help you throughout the year.
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  • Tech Opportunities for Food Retail on Display at CES

    Jan 10, 2017
    Smart kitchen appliances from BoschAs a group of food retailing industry executives who took advantage of an FMI-organized trip to International CES 2017 realized, there is no way around it: Consumers are quite happily and increasingly connected.
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  • FED up with Credit and Debit Card Swipe Fees

    Jan 10, 2017
    20161208-FMI-0036_ed_WEBAmericans pay the highest card swipe fees in the world every time they use a credit or debit card. The credit and debit card companies collect nearly $79 billion each year in these fees. What’s more, consumers may not even realize they are paying these hidden fees ranging from 23 cents to $4 every time they use their cards. In a society that often chooses plastic over coins and cash, this is simply outrageous, and shoppers should not be forced to pay a penalty for using their debit cards – a card that should be less expensive and faster.
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  • 2016: Fresh Recipe for Growth

    Jan 09, 2017
    Fresh Foods ImageWhen you’re in the kitchen trying to grow your culinary skills, you want to make sure you’re prepared with the right ingredients that will set you up for success. In a similar way, wholesalers and retailers spent 2016 cultivating their fresh prepared foods community that will deliver a prosperous 2017. Thanks to our members, the fresh foods community experienced tremendous growth this year; we introduced a new council, and a handful of new research and goals.
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