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

  • What Bob Dylan and FMI’s 20 Research Reports Have in Common

    Bob Dylan and FMI ReserachNobel Prize winner Bob Dylan proclaimed more than fifty years ago that “the times they are a changin’.” Today that phrase resonates in the food retail industry as we witness increasingly different ways consumers shop for food, and the many ways grocers are adapting to stay relevant. Always mindful of capturing industry trends, FMI once again this year delved into the minds of consumers and food retailers to make sense of this rapid pace of change to offer the food retail industry tools to understand today’s shopper and improve grocery operations.

  • FMI Grocery Industry Research You Might Have Missed

    Grocery CartsSpeaks and Trends. These are the nicknames of the best known, long-standing research reports produced by FMI.  The Food Retailing Industry Speaks report is an annual survey sent to FMI members and other food retailers in the food industry that benchmarks supermarket operations data and includes the FMI Worry Index. The U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, prepared for FMI by the Hartman Group, provides data on the U.S shopper and changes to shopping habits over time. 
  • Are You A Digitally Enabled and Engaged Retailer?

    Online Shopping with Grocey CartWe want answers to those questions to better enable our members, which is why FMI is embarking on a multidimensional, multi-year digital shopper and digitally enabled retailing journey with Nielsen. We’ll explore the business imperatives that are crucial to understanding retailers’ positioning today and to have a strategic vision for the future – capabilities among people, processes, and technologies; priorities for connected commerce solutions; and to anticipate the barriers and pitfalls to avoid.