Voice of The Food Industry Blog

Our blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
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  • Fresh Perspectives: Gen Z's Approach to Meat, Seafood and Produce Shopping

    Apr 12, 2024
    This initial installment in our new blog series on Gen Z grocery shopping habits will take a closer look at motivations and influences in the produce, meat and seafood ...
  • Top 10 Reasons to Start Planning for Family Meals Month Now

    Apr 11, 2024
    September is Family Meals Month – that special 30-day period when FMI invites you to incentivize your shoppers to enjoy the glorious nutritional, emotional and mental health benefits of sharing mealtime with their loved ones. That means if you ...
  • Uniting for Innovation: The Nonfoods Grocery Community Gathering in May

    Apr 10, 2024
    Join us as experts from the nonfoods grocery sector unite for Beyond Aisles: Unlocking Nonfoods Potential, offering an exciting platform for networking, discussions and collaborative efforts toward innovation and ...
  • Building a Cyber-Resilient Food Supply Chain

    Apr 9, 2024
    As our reliance on technology to streamline operations and enhance efficiency grows, so does our vulnerability to cyber threats that can disrupt this delicate ...
  • A Total Eclipse of The Cart

    Apr 8, 2024
    Today, April 8, 2024, the cosmos will treat us to a celestial spectacle: a solar eclipse. As the moon aligns perfectly with the sun, casting its shadow upon the Earth, millions will have the opportunity to witness this awe-inspiring ...
  • Photo Friday: Annual Meat Conference

    Apr 5, 2024
    It was such a joy to come together at AMC 2024 with our meat retail family, catching up and tasting the newest innovations in the ...
  • What's Top of Mind Now for the Fresh Foods Industry

    Apr 3, 2024
    The fresh industry entered 2024 with trepidation after a year in which inflation pressured unit growth. Executives are optimistic about the ability to turn things around but emphasize that collaboration will be needed to help alleviate challenges on ...
  • Unlocking Fresh Potential: The Power of Produce

    Mar 29, 2024
    In a world where health and well-being reign supreme, the importance of fresh produce in our daily lives cannot be overstated. As a long-time champion of the fresh foods industry, I've been privy to invaluable insights regarding the pivotal role ...
  • Seafood: The Path to Purchase

    Mar 28, 2024
    The Power of Seafood 2024 chronicles how the who, where, what and why of seafood consumption has evolved and the impact of current economic conditions, most notably ...
  • Lifestyle Shifts Shape the Way We're Eating

    Mar 27, 2024
    FMI members have the resources and knowledge to innovate foodservice options. Our latest research exploration identifies ways our industry should be refining how we communicate solutions that align with shoppers' changing ...
  • How to Help Shoppers Celebrate with Meat

    Mar 26, 2024
    According to the Power of Meat 2024, nine in 10 shoppers are willing to spend a little extra on meat and poultry. We see holidays (45%), special occasions (37%) and cookouts or entertaining (35%) among the major reasons shoppers are willing to spend ...
  • Celebrating Women in Food Retail Energy, Refrigeration, Sustainability and Store Development

    Mar 25, 2024
    I look forward to Women’s History Month to learn new facts about the contributions of women in our world. One of the most inspiring trends in recent years is the continued growth in the number of women occupying key positions in STEM fields within ...
  • Meet the Next Generation of Food Industry Workers

    Mar 21, 2024
    I’ve always been interested in food. My mom was an avid grocery shopper, and I was her faithful sidekick and co-conspirator on the quest for food. The grocery store was a place of wonder for me — part scavenger hunt, part bargain search, and all-...
  • Tech-Savvy Celebrations: Enhancing Party Planning with Technology

    Mar 20, 2024
    Food retailers that embrace technology and make it easier for shoppers to order foodservice and in-store bakery items are certain to foster loyalty and repeat business, providing mutual benefits for both shoppers and ...
  • Put Some SPRING in your Leaders' Steps with the Future Leaders eXperience

    Mar 19, 2024
    Spring is all about growth. Creatures begin to emerge from their long winter naps, flowers begin to peek through the ground, and your company’s leaders begin to plan their own ...