Pharmacy

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.

The pharmacy is becoming increasingly important to how grocery stores can become health care centers. 

Grocers As Health Care Centers


Pharmacy, Nutrition and Lifestyle Education 

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


Food Retail Pharmacy Resources 

  • Shopping for Health 2016

    Shopping for Health, a survey of American grocery shoppers that has been conducted for over 20 years by Rodale, Inc. (publisher of health and wellness lifestyle brands Prevention, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, and Rodale’s Organic Life) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), examines the various ways in which health & nutritional concerns affect food buying and eating decisions; gauges food shoppers’ awareness, interests & attitudes regarding food, health & nutrition; understands efforts to manage eating & diets; and measures parents’ attitudes and activities regarding meals for children.

  • 2014 Report on Retailer Contributions to Health and Wellness

    This 2014 Report on Retailer Contributions to Health & Wellness represents an evolution of the previous survey reports. At its core, the information gathered for this report will help to demonstrate how food retailers are contributing to the health of their customers. One goal is to share this information with media, legislators and the public to highlight the positive impact of our industry.
  • Collaboration 2.0: Unlocking the Benefits of Collaboration

    The Collaboration 2.0 project is a multiyear initiative, developed with Market6®, to help the grocery industry improve how grocers and their suppliers work together around key shared business processes to grow sales, profits and customer satisfaction/loyalty. This initiative was launched in response to the recognition that there is tremendous unrealized value in improved collaboration in the industry and that by bringing expanded focus on collaboration best practices and the associated organizational, business process and technical changes needed to effect improved collaboration, FMI could help the industry improve performance and outcomes in this area. - View More


  • Put your Best Fork Forward – Celebrating National Nutrition Month 2017

    Best Fork ForwardThis year’s National Nutrition Month theme, Put Your Best Fork Forward, is a nice reminder that making small shifts in food choices, one forkful at a time can result in big changes towards a healthy diet. 
  • 2017 Top Trends in Fresh: Holistic Health

    Fresh FoodsAccording to 2017 Top Trends in Fresh, 230 million individuals will be living with chronic illnesses by 2030, and it’s no surprise to hear, that healthcare premiums are also soaring. In response, consumers are focusing on self-care and holistic foods. Now when I visit my doctor the conversation is usually around what foods will benefit my health. It’s amazing how many choices in the Fresh Department help consumers prevent and manage disease states, increase nutrition needs, and increase vitamin intake without the need to swallow a handful of supplements. Food is powerful and it’s proving its ability to prevent specific illnesses.
  • Food Retailers: A Trusted Health and Wellness Partner

    Health and Wellness ImageConsumers believe their food retailer is a trusted ally to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. According to 2016 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research, 45 percent of shoppers say their grocery store is working to help them stay healthy. In addition 89 percent of shoppers believe eating at home is healthier than eating at a restaurant. For these reasons, almost three-quarters of retailers say that consumer wellness and family health is a strategy they use to build a competitive advantage and most say they will use more nutrition, health and retail dietitian programs in the future.