Pharmacies are now a mainstay in the supermarket industry, with FMI member companies operating more than 22,000 retail pharmacies nationwide.
FMI works to promote the value and role of community retail pharmacy in the health care system, ensure that legislators and policy-makers understand the retail pharmacy perspective, and assure that rules and guidelines made by federal and state agencies work in the best possible way to advance community retail pharmacy.
FMI provides online education, training programs and courses for store-level and management associates for preview and purchase. Classes include Introducing Lifestyle Modifications to Pharmacy Patients; Nutritional Needs and the Healthful Diet; and Recommendations for Common Wellness Concerns. These offerings are cost-effective and can be conveniently used at any time. Learn More
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.
Participating in September National Family Meals Month is certainly not restricted to food retailers. Winning the 2015 Food Manufacturer Category Gold Plate Award, Ben’s Beginners™ is a national program from the UNCLE BEN’S® Brand that takes an interesting approach to helping families commit to family meals. The program promotes healthier eating habits by providing opportunities for children to learning how to cook. By emphasizing the child’s role in family meals, the Ben’s Beginners™ program inspires children to want to participate in home-cooked meal prep and teaches them valuable life lessons regarding dietary decision making. In addition to learning skills, this program’s approach also helps create beneficial amounts of family quality time during meal preparation and even while dining.
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