The Consumer Affairs Department helps member companies in developing policies and programs on consumer issues and trends. These include areas such as consumer lifestyles, nutrition, health and wellness, and food safety. FMI members may subscribe to receive updates about current events and issues effecting the food retail industry.
Consumer Affairs Webinars
See our archive of consumer affair webinars on a variety of topics from animal welfare to consumer insights. Consumer Affairs Webinars
The Food Marketing Institute has long supported U.S. food retailers through annual surveys of shopper behaviors and attitudes, providing consistent metrics to evaluate the changing market landscape. This year, FMI worked with the Hartman Group to supplement our U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research perspective with a cultural lens, interviewing Americans in their homes and while shopping, and drawing upon ethnographic research into U.S. food consumption and consumers.
The Business of Food Retail
No Two U.S. Household Grocery Shop the Same
What Does Innovation Mean to You?
How to Grow GM & HBC Sales in the Grocery Store
See all of FMI's Board approved policy statements related to consumer affairs issues and other food retail industry topics. Learn More
» Facts & Figures
Food Retail Industry Supports Roberts-Stabenow Agreement to Restore Supply Chain Order
Analysis: Shopping For Health Presents New Attitudes and Awareness among U.S. Consumers
FMI’s Sarasin on FMI Connect: "We’re Committed to Boldness and Agility"
2016 Store Manager Award Winners Announced at FMI Connect
FMI Report: Fresh Produce Growth Driven by Mega Trends
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