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  • Help Amplify Your Voice in Washington

    Mar 19, 2018
    We look forward to hosting over a hundred grocers next month as part of our annual Day in Washington fly-in. Participants will meet with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss the many issues that they think about on a regular basis as they run ...
  • Culture Leads the Road to Success

    Mar 16, 2018
    High-performing cultures in industries from airlines to grocery to banking maximize the play, purpose and potential felt by their people and minimize the negative ...
  • Connecting Family Meals with Health and Wellness

    Mar 14, 2018
    The Kroger Co., a 2017 Gold Plate Award winner, focused their National Family Meals Month™ campaign on this natural connection between family meals and health and wellness. Kroger Health’s mission is to "help people live healthier lives, and one of ...
  • Health and Wellness is celebrated in March with National Nutrition Month and National Dietitian Nutrition Day

    Mar 14, 2018
    Not only is March National Nutrition Month, but today is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, and FMI would once again like to celebrate registered dietitians in the food retail industry and highlight our resident Dietitians at ...
  • SNAP: A Private/Public Partnership That Works

    Mar 14, 2018
    One area in which the supermarket industry invests specifically in the communities it serves is USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The supermarket industry is the proud private sector partner with the federal government by ...
  • Standard Menu Labeling Signage for Commonly Sold Items

    Mar 12, 2018
    The food retail industry has long supported transparency, and works hard to provide customers with the information they want in order to make informed purchasing decisions. As such, we have also received feedback from members who are not covered by ...
  • Creating Agility in Today’s Supply Chain

    Mar 12, 2018
    At the end of any well-executed grocery supply chain is a satisfied consumer. However, as we witness an era of unprecedented change in food retail, supply chains must become more agile to keep today’s consumer ...
  • How Wholesale Grocers Can Leverage Multiple Brands to Celebrate National Family Meals Month

    Mar 8, 2018
    Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) participated in National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) for the past few years primarily utilizing its Best Choice brand. This year, AWG’s Grocers’ promoted (NFMM) through all of their brands (Best Choice, ...
  • Meat Matters in More Ways Now Than Ever

    Mar 8, 2018
    Last week while attending the Annual Meat Conference, my colleagues told me that I should be ready to be impressed by the industry and its people. And, I was! Every session provided insights and opened my eyes to the breadth and depth of meat in ...
  • New Synergies in the Food Association World

    Mar 6, 2018
    In a break with tradition, AFFI President Alison Boder and I agreed that an interview format might be a more interesting way to discuss the “State of Food Retail and What It Means for Frozen,” so she interviewed me on ...
  • The Significance of Primary Elections in 2018

    Mar 6, 2018
    With 435 U.S. House seats up for re-election this November, Texas’ primary is just the beginning of the 2018 Midterms. According to election analyst Charlie Cook, only 72 of those 435 seats are “swing districts”- meaning electoral analysis shows ...
  • 7 Strategies for Foodservice at Retail Success

    Mar 5, 2018
    The home-cooked meal has been the heart of food retail for generations. Yet for many busy families, such meals are not always realistic. A recent FMI study, Power of Foodservice at Retail, finds the average household foregoes a home-cooked dinner ...
  • The New Meat Opportunities

    Mar 1, 2018
    For the past three days, we’ve been surrounded by meat at the annual Meat Conference hosted by FMI and North American Meat Institute in Nashville. As we talked to retail and supplier attendees, we heard a lot of discussion about the direction the ...
  • Emerging Technologies Transforming the Supply Chain: A Supply Chain Disruptor and Transformer

    Feb 28, 2018
    As advances in technology continue to disrupt the norm, more industry leaders look toward emerging technologies as solution providers for the diverse challenges existing in trading partners’ business ...
  • SpartanNash Family Meals Month

    Attracting, Exciting, and Engaging with Families

    Feb 27, 2018
    SpartanNash Company stated that their goal for National Family Meals Month™ was to “attract, excite and engage with all of the families that shop in our store and encourage them to eat together at home again during the month of September,” ...