Food Industry Glossary

Like every industry, the food retail industry has special terms we use to describe aspects of our business. This glossary can help newcomers to to the food retail industry learn terminology and help seasoned food industry experts keep up-to-date.  

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Additional Food Industry Knowledge

  • Three Trends Worth A Wager

    May 19, 2016
    20151208-FMI-640r-WEBI hope your plans will include joining your industry colleagues and me at FMI Connect where we will reveal and explore the new findings in FMI’s2016 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends.  Among a host of other topics, we will discuss three findings worth your consideration.
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  • Today is the Tomorrow We Worried about Yesterday

    May 17, 2016
    Ideas and LearningNow in its 66th year, FMI’s The Food Retailing Speaks survey is currently in the field and for the last 12 years, FMI Speaks has asked senior leaders in the food industry about the issues that affect their ability to succeed in the marketplace. Known as the FMI Worry Index, when it was initiated in 2004 only one issue rated highly that year—above 7 on a 10-point scale— and to no surprise that top concern was competition. Each year the impact of individual issues changes but what stays constant are the overall concerns retail executives must weigh to make the best decisions for their business that also meet the needs of their customers.
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  • Is Your Company Prepared for a Cyber Crisis?

    Apr 26, 2016
    credit card_smI spoke with Raj Bector, partner in Oliver Wyman’s Strategic IT and Operations Practice, on the importance of retailers being prepared for cyber crises and understanding how to implement effective cyber risk management. I also caught up with Hannah Walker, FMI’s senior director of technology and nutrition policy on what she’s hearing from FMI members.
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