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  • The Power of Health and Well-being… More Powerful Than Ever

    Jun 18, 2021
    This year’s Power of Health and Well-being in the Food Industry 2021 report provides a roadmap to the new health and well-being landscape from the food industry perspective, sharing insights on everything from consumer trends to transparency ...
  • Man Oh Man, Grocery Shopping Has Changed

    Jun 17, 2021
    For the 31 years I have been married, I have always been the one who did the grocery shopping. Every household divvies up life’s responsibilities differently, and in my home I’m the primary grocery shopper. Throughout the years, my wife’s friends ...
  • An Update on Our Work Towards Sustainable Packaging in the Food Supply Chain

    Jun 15, 2021
    The U.S. Plastics Pact Roadmap, released today, was created by this collaborative, solutions-driven consortium to enable participants to collectively reach ambitious goals by 2025 that couldn’t otherwise be met on their ...
  • COVID-19's Influence on the Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Chain

    Jun 8, 2021
    For a deeper understanding of what happened during the peak of the pandemic, how industry players feel about the future, and how we can make supply chains more resilient, FMI partnered with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to conduct a benchmarking ...
  • Get To Know Our SPAR International 2021 Store Manager Award Finalist

    Jun 7, 2021
    As a new, local bypass was being constructed that would divert customers away from her Denmark-based store, manager and second-generation operator Malene Hansen was busy thinking of her own new route to ...
  • The Comfort Factor: How an SQF-Certified Baked Goods Company Assures Its Retail Partners

    Jun 4, 2021
    As we gear up to celebrate World Food Safety Day, June 7, 2021, we look at the important relationship between food suppliers and retailers and the responsibility food safety professionals have to assure food moves safely through the supply ...
  • Get To Know Our Meijer 2021 Store Manager Award Finalist

    Jun 3, 2021
    If you do the math, John Spaulding has operated six different stores and worked at 10 Meijer locations throughout his 42-year career. It all adds up to a stellar reputation and a proven formula for store manager ...
  • The Three Cs of Value-Added Produce

    Jun 2, 2021
    According to the Power of Produce 2021, more than three out of 10 shoppers believe they will purchase more value-added produce in the future—the highest share in four years. That’s a lot of shoppers expecting to buy more pre-washed lettuce, pre-...
  • Get To Know Our Harris Teeter 2021 Store Manager Award Finalist

    Jun 2, 2021
    Donna Maxwell’s secret to managerial success is staying grounded – literally. For one thing, she spends as much time as possible on the floor of her Harris Teeter store in California, Maryland. It’s there that she meets regularly with staff to make ...
  • Get To Know Our Hy-Vee 2021 Store Manager Award Finalist

    Jun 1, 2021
    For someone who started working at Hy-Vee before he had a driver’s license, Brandon Lampkin has certainly contributed to the success of colleagues and the business over the past 31 ...
  • SQF Excellence Awards: Coming Together to Recognize Food Safety Leaders

    Jun 1, 2021
    Annually, SQFI celebrates the success of our global community through the SQF Excellence Awards Program, which highlights the accomplishments, passion and leadership of food safety auditors and practitioners who have gone above and beyond to foster ...
  • Kids Cook Up a Healthy Tomorrow

    May 28, 2021
    The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) put a call out to kids and teens to join in a recipe contest, and from all across the country, they responded. As part of the Young Cooks Recipe Challenge, these aspiring chefs were asked to create ...
  • The Unintended Consequences of an Excise Tax

    May 27, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic forced unprecedented expenditures by state and local governments. Many cities and states now face an uncertain budget picture moving forward. Given this fiscal uncertainty, the FMI State Affairs team is on the lookout for any ...
  • Get To Know Our Food City 2021 Store Manager Award Finalist

    May 27, 2021
    What’s in a name? Plenty, when you’re Hugh “Rusty” Rollins, manager of a Food City store in Athens, Tennessee. This is a store manager who knows most of his customers by name after working for the company for nearly 40 years. In turn, his nominators ...
  • Solar Energy Has Bright Outlook in Food Retail

    May 26, 2021
    As more companies have looked to reduce their electricity consumption and carbon footprints in recent years, exploring renewable energy has become a logical next step. Leading chains such as Kroger, Publix, Aldi, H-E-B, Giant Eagle, Stop & Shop, ...