• 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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  • Photo Friday: Albertsons’ Southern Division Office in Fort Worth, TX

    Feb 10, 2017
    Albertsons Southern DivisionLast week, Cynthia Brazzel, director of member relations and advocacy for the western region at FMI, joined Cherie Phipps, director of the Retail Management Certificate Program at Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), to promote the Retail Management Certificate Program (RMCP) at Albertsons’ Southern Division Offices in Fort Worth, Texas
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  • Constructing a Food Choice Architecture

    Feb 10, 2017
    20161208-FMI-0202_ed_WEBThroughout his four+ years directing Google’s global corporate meals program, Michiel Bakker, director of global food services, noted that “food at work really works” – in terms of building culture, happiness and supporting health and wellness among its employees. Mr. Bakker explained during his Midwinter Executive Conference presentation that the 165,000 meals served per day to 110,000 individuals is certainly an investment in the company’s overall mission to incubate creativity and feed talent
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  • FMI Food Protection Committee sets 2017 Food Safety Initiatives

    Feb 09, 2017
    FSI 17In late January, food safety professionals from FMI retail and wholesale member companies gathered in Scottsdale, AZ to discuss the 2017 food safety initiatives. The priority initiatives typically mirror the top issues that the industry is facing in food safety and will be the focus of the committee’s time and resources to develop programs and materials that will make a measurable impact in retail food safety.  
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