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

  • 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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  • What the Shopper Is Thinking

    Apr 20, 2016
    Trends at FMI ConnectOne of the most important contributing factors to a company’s success is its ability to spot and act on emerging trends. In the world of food retail, keeping track of evolving consumer behavior and key trends can be overwhelming and that’s why FMI provides signature research including our U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, The Food Retailing Industry Speaks report and our latest Grocery Revolution experience that marries the findings of both reports together.  
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  • Inside Boardroom: The Importance of Food Safety

    Apr 19, 2016
    shopping for rice_240In the fifth part of our Q&A series, I spoke with Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS, VP of food safety programs at FMI, and Chris Baker, partner in Oliver Wyman’s Retail Practice, on the importance of food safety to our industry. Food safety has always been a priority for the supermarket industry, and our U.S. Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2015 data suggests that grocers are expecting its impact to only gain attention within their businesses.
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