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

  • Are You A Digitally Enabled and Engaged Retailer?

    Aug 24, 2016
    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.
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  • Telling a Local, Fresh Story

    Aug 10, 2016
    20151208-FMI-085-WEBv2Local is big business for food retailers, especially as it relates to the produce aisle.  According to the Power of Produce report, more than three-quarters of shoppers cite their support for the local economy and farmers as a reason for buying locally-sourced produce — edging out “freshness” as the number one factor.
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  • What is the Power of Produce for Grocery Stores?

    Aug 08, 2016
    Power of Produce HeaderWe recently launched the second annual Power of Produce research at FMI Connect. This year’s report was prepared by 210 Analytics and made possible by Yerecic Label. The report looks at shopper habits regarding fruits and vegetables pre-trip, in-store and at home, as well as hundreds of shopper suggestions on how to improve the produce department. For food retailers looking to use the produce department to set themselves apart, this reports give insights into the shopper’s produce purchasing process and the real power produce can bring to your store’s business.
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