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  • The Right Ingredient to Any Family Meal this September: Food Safety

    Sep 18, 2017
    In my dual professional role as a food safety practitioner and a registered dietitian, I happen to have two passions that coalesce in September: our FMI Foundation campaign that encourages households to enjoy one more meal each week together using ...
  • How Millennial Shopping Habits Relate to U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2017

    Sep 15, 2017
    Two Millennials in FMI’s office, compared their grocery shopping habits to FMI's 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report....
  • Food Safety and Family Meals Go Together

    Sep 14, 2017
    September isn’t just National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM). It’s also National Food Safety Education Month, the period every year when the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) devotes as many resources as it can to getting its message out ...
  • How Retailers and Dietitians are Celebrating National Family Meals Month™

    Sep 13, 2017
    In case you missed it, National Family Meals Month™ is off to a hot start. Food retailers and industry partners are encouraging shoppers to have one more family meal a week around the ...
  • Going the Distance for Consumers – Beyond the Label

    Sep 12, 2017
    Customers are looking for more and more information about the products they buy – the kind of detailed information that will not fit on the package, but can be conveyed electronically. ...
  • Help Your Employees Participate in Our Democracy

    Sep 11, 2017
    It’s also important for food retailers and their employees to participate in the wider community, the one that stretches farther than the local neighborhood and encompasses the entire nation. A recent study conducted by BIPAC revealed that 52 ...
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month™ Lights Up NYC's Times Square

    Sep 8, 2017
    FMI Foundation’s infographic, “Family Meals Fuel Better Nutrition" appeared as a billboard in NYC’s Times Square on September 7 to kick-off National Family Meals Month™...
  • Grocery Workforce: Old-World-Meets-New

    Sep 8, 2017
    The author of the book, a sociology professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the City University of New York Graduate Center, explained that these jobs are driven by, “Millennials [who] are drawn to these occupations, in part, as a ...
  • Families Look to Grocers for Help with Easy, Nutritious Meals

    Sep 7, 2017
    Despite these changes, one thing remains the same—families want to eat meals together. Seventy-one percent of parents say that ideally, they would like to eat dinner with their children every single night (Shopping for Health, FMI, 2016). ...
  • Marking Pivotal Anniversaries in Food Safety

    Sep 6, 2017
    We’re celebrating a paper anniversary of the compliance date of two of seven major rules that significantly impact the way our supply chain does business: the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule for Human and Animal Foods rules bolster the long-term ...
  • Resources for Food Retailers Preparing for and Responding to Hurricane Irma

    Sep 5, 2017
    FMI wants to be a resource for our members that operate in Puerto Rico, Florida and other Southeastern states as they prepare for and later respond to Hurricane ...
  • BBQ and National Family Meals Month: A Perfect Pair

    Sep 5, 2017
    As the barbecue team continues to travel around and cook contests across the country, we often spend time with our “barbecue family.” Our local association, the Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association, has chosen to support National Family Meals Month by ...
  • The Future of Government Relationships

    Aug 31, 2017
    FMI’s government relations experts have decades of government and industry experience that we tap every day to educate policymakers on the potential impact of policy decisions on our members’ businesses, customers and communities....
  • Hurricane Harvey: Information, Resources and Donation Options for Food Retail

    Aug 29, 2017
    As our thoughts and hearts go out to those whose lives have been forever changed by this weather phenomenon, we grasp for those actions we can take that can help bring relief to those ...
  • Family Meals Fuel Better Nutrition

    Aug 29, 2017
    As a Registered Dietitian, I believe that one of the best health promotion messages is to simply encourage family meals. Consumers tell us that they would like to eat healthier, but also say that nutrition advice is confusing. As a result, the ...