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FMI Offers Webinar Series on Food Retailing 2013 Research

May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013 – ARLINGTON, VA – The Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) research on “Tomorrow’s Trends” uncovered cornerstone changes that will shape the grocery retailing industry over the coming years. On May 15, FMI will launch an eight-session webinar series on topics such as food retailing trends, local food movements and social media. 

The webinars will offer a platform to hear and react to how these market-driven trends will create a dynamic consumer shopping environment and impact retailer and manufacturer competitive strategies. 

FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin presented an overview of the analysis, Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow’s Trends Delivered Today, at FMI’s professional development conference, Future Connect, in Orlando earlier this month. In turn, FMI’s strategic retail analytics and consumer insights research partners – Booz and Company, Catalina, CROSSMARK, and Nielsen – convened a “think tank-approach” to their findings, which revealed a market poised for opportunity and innovation. 

A white paper on the trends overview will soon be available for download.

Complete list of FMI’s webinars: 
May 15:  Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow’s Trends Delivered Today: An Overview
May 22: Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow's Trends Delivered Today: An Overview #2
May 29: Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow's Trends Delivered Today: An Overview #3
June 5: Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow's Trends Delivered Today: An Overview #4
June 12: Food Retailing 2013: In-Store Merchandising Innovation: Table Stakes or Differentiators
June 19: Food Retailing 2013: Perspective on Market Dynamics
June 26: Food Retailing 2013: Perspective on Technology In-Store
July 10: Food Retailing 2013: Marketing Innovation: Behavior is the New Demographic

Archived webinars from the conference can be found on the Future Connect website.

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Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit www.fmi.org and for information regarding the FMI foundation, visit www.fmifoundation.org