Fresh Foods

FMI is committed to the growth and success of fresh food companies and their partners. FMI provides resources and networks that support the interests of member companies throughout the global, fresh produce supply chain, including family-owned, private and publicly traded businesses as well as regional, national and international companies. The following resources are available for food retailers on fresh foods.


For questions or more information, please contact FMI's Vice President of Fresh Foods, Rick Stein

FMI Fresh Food Resources

  • The Power of Meat 2017

    The Power of Meat provides an annual update of shopper habits regarding meat and poultry pre-trip, in-store and at home. Check out the infographic!
  • Power of Fresh Prepared Deli

    The inaugural Power of Fresh Prepared/Deli 2016 documents the biggest trends in consumer purchasing and consumption of deli/fresh prepared, its opportunity, image, store destination and above all, the ways in which stores can meet, and exceed, consumer expectations in this space.
  • Trends in Mass-Market Floral

    Mass-market floral departments make an important and increasing contribution to both individual store and overall chain performance. Beyond the numbers, floral offerings help retailers engage with customers at an emotional level with beautiful, multisensory products that connect shoppers to their loved ones and friends.

    The research findings documented in this report provide a comprehensive industry snapshot of today’s mass-market floral retail business.


  • Power of Produce 2016

    The Power of Produce identifies the biggest trends in consumer purchasing and consumption of fruit and vegetables from planning the purchase, channel choice and preparation all the way through recommendations to improve shopping the produce department.
  • The Sophistication of Supermarket Fresh Prepared Foods

    The landscape of supermarket fresh prepared foods (FPF) has changed dramatically in recent years and this has had a significant impact on consumers, food retailers, and traditional foodservice operators alike. Many of these changes are directly attributable to the growing sophistication of the people, processes, and preparation methods employed by leading supermarkets. FMI and Technomic conducted this research study to evaluate supermarket prepared foods' practices and metrics. This white paper describes key learnings which support the idea of accelerating sophistication.

Top Trends in Fresh 2016 Webinar Series

Top Trends in Fresh

IRI, FMI and FMI Fresh Executive Committee are joining forces to unveil the top five trends that will impact the fresh food industry in 2016 and beyond.

The full series is available for on-demand viewing.

Supermarket Fresh Prepared Foods Webinar Series

The Sophistication of Supermarket Fresh Prepared Foods

FMI and Technomic conducted a research study to evaluate supermarket prepared foods' practices and metrics. Now we're presenting the top findings in our webinar series. 

The Sophistication of Supermarket Fresh Prepared Foods

  • Private Brand Strategies 2015

    In 2014, FMI Private Brands Council conducted an extensive research study to identify the distinctions between Grocery Retailers experiencing Store Brands growth versus those with Store Brand sales that are flat or are in decline. While the study was thorough and extremely informative, it did not include the voice of the private brand manufacturer. So the FMI Private Brands Council decided to conduct a research study in 2015 to gain an understanding of the private brand manufacturers' perspective in regards to Store Brands best practices. - View More
  • Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2016

    For 66 years, FMI has been surveying the food retail industry to develop important operational and financial benchmarks ranging from sales and profits to shrink, turns and differentiation tactics. The survey research results in The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report.
  • 2016 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends

    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.




FMI's Fresh Executive Council includes senior fresh executives from member companies who are working together to identify key issues and develop the forums, tools and resources needed for fresh operations throughout the industry.  We have strong partnerships and collaboration with our sister fresh associations who have excellent resources for the industry as well.

Contact Rick Stein for more information about the Fresh Executive Council.