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
  • Every Month Should Be National Family Meals Month

    Sue Borra and MittyAs we come to the end of the 2nd National Family Meals Month™, I am convinced that encouraging family meals at home should be a year round promotion. Every September, the FMI Foundation will continue to raise awareness about the important role family meals play in our society, but I am hopeful that the movement will steadily gain momentum and we will witness families enjoining one more meal at home every week of the year.
  • The Family Meals Month Celebration

    Festival Foods In Store Example of Family Meals MonthEvery day in September has been a real treat because my daily emails are full of new and exciting National Family Meals Month™ stories.  It’s clear that grocery stores are coming up with creative ways to join in on Family Meals Month and that the movement has transitioned from mainly a social media discussion to promotions and activities playing out in-store. At the same time, the Dietitian community has joined in to echo the benefits of eating together for families of all shapes and sizes. As the Family Meals Month messages continue to crescendo, here are a few examples of how companies and people are taking part
  • A Special Plate for Special Family Meals

    Gold Plate AwardsAt the FMI Foundation, we have our own version of the special plate—the Gold Plate Awards. Since 2013, we’ve been using the Gold Plate Awards to highlight the outstanding programs implemented by the food industry to encourage family meals.  The award recognizes outstanding programs that food retailers and suppliers have implemented to encourage families to share more meals, together at home, more often.