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.
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 Power of Meat provides an annual update of shopper habits regarding meat and poultry pre-trip, in-store and at home. This highly valued shopper research, unveiled at the Annual Meat Conference each year, provides unique perspective on how consumer preferences and buying patterns have shifted in the past decade, while addressing hot new trends affecting the meat department.
Produce is big business and understanding the consumer perceptions, attitudes and behaviors regarding fresh fruits and vegetables is crucial to optimizing sales and profits. The Power of Produce 2015 is the first report of its kind exploring: Purchasing patterns, including traditional and alternative store formats shopped. Consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables in various meal occasions, including snacking and juicing. Pre-trip preparation and in-store decisions relative to produce. The influence of various marketing and sales techniques, as well as the effect of new items. Interest in organic, local and non-GMO. The use of value-added produce and the interplay between fresh, frozen and canned. Perceptions and ratings of the produce department. Recommended improvements.
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.
As grocery stores continue to evolve to meet consumer desires, we see the focus shifting to fresh prepared food selections. Many stores already have begun to move their fresh prepared product departments into high-grossing programs that provide the tastes shoppers crave, deliver it to them in new shapes and forms, and keep the customers in the store.
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Safe Quality Foods Institute
Supermarket Chef Showdown
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