• Handwashing—Essential to Protecting Public Health

    Oct 14, 2016
    Handwashing stationTomorrow is Global Handwashing Day.  Yes, you heard it. Handwashing Day.  And, it’s not just National Handwashing Day but Global Handwashing Day. Why Handwashing you may ask? Although it may sound simple, handwashing plays an important role in protecting public health throughout the world, whether it’s in grocery store, restaurant, or in a healthcare environment.  
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  • Will a new Congress and Administration bring a new policy agenda?

    Oct 07, 2016
    New Agenda?According to U.S Grocery Shopper Trends 2016, a majority of shoppers visit their local supermarket at least once every week, but how many shoppers stop to think about how policy decisions or elections have an impact on their weekly trips to the grocery store? The supermarket industry is heavily regulated – from the regulations in place to keep our food safe to the policies that influence how certain foods can be labeled – and with each new Congress or administration, we often see new shifts in the focus on how policy decisions influence the industry.
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  • Where's the beef? Retailers can capitalize on new trends

    Oct 06, 2016
    SteakFood retailers face a conundrum: Consumers increasingly want to express themselves and experiment with food, but these consumers also report time constraints. A recent webinar hosted by FMI,The Beef Checkoff andTechnomic revealed research that customization is a critical trend in connecting with consumers.
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  • Supermarket Mythbusters II: Not Afraid of the Truth

    Oct 05, 2016
    MythbustersSupermarket Myths…Busted returns for round two to slay misconceptions in the food retail industry. There’s nothing more haunting to retailers and associates than misinformation giving their customers nightmares. Last October, we launched a new resource to help FMI members combat common misconceptions about their businesses and the products they sell.
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  • 3 Things to Know About the SafeMark and Prometric Partnership

    Oct 04, 2016
    Prometric TestAccording to U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2016, nine out of 10 shoppers say they trust their grocery stores to sell safe food. Maintaining a shopper’s trust continues to be on the forefront of retailers’ mind, which is why it’s important to have food safety resources available.
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  • FMI Focuses on Future Generations with Future Leaders in June

    Oct 03, 2016
    Future Leaders In ActionNearly anytime two or more food retail leaders have gathered, the conversations seem to steer toward talent: from participants in the Retail Management Certificate Summit and webinars this summer to conversations during the Annual Business Conference last month to session recommendations at planning meetings for 2017 conferences. The topic is top of mind.
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  • EMV: The Cost of Confusion

    Sep 30, 2016
    FMI in the news

    The one-year anniversary of the EMV shift is just around the corner. FMI has heard countless stories about the delay in certification and the increase in cost of business operations, even for retailers who have the chip-card readers installed in stores.

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