• CEO Spotlight: Hear How Food Retailers Are Preparing for FSMA Compliance

    Aug 30, 2016
    CEO update Kevin DavisThe compliance date for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls Rule is just around the corner.  ReposiTrak® recently spoke with Kevin Davis, chairman and CEO of Bristol Farms and FMI’s board of directors chairman, on what was needed at Bristol Farms for FSMA Compliance and how they decided to utilize ReposiTrak to help.
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  • What the One-year Anniversary of EMV Means for Food Retailers

    Aug 29, 2016
    20151208-FMI-343r-WEBFMI member companies spent more than five years and hundreds of millions of dollars to become chip card-compliant before the October 2015 liability shift, and companies continue to dedicate significant resources to become EMV-compliant months after the liability shift. In spite of the investment of time and capital, many grocers did not have chip card-enabled terminals at their point-of-sale at the time of the deadline set by the card networks.
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  • Photo Friday: Store Visit to Cal Mart in Calistoga, CA

    Aug 26, 2016
    Cal MartCynthia Brazzel, director of member relations and advocacy for the western region at FMI, visited with Cal Mart about a month ago in Calistoga, CA. 
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  • FSMA Compliance for Preventive Controls Begins in September: Are You Ready?

    Aug 25, 2016
    FDA FSMA logoCompliance for the cornerstone rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) begins on September 19, 2016. Hopefully this does not come as a surprise and simply as a gentle reminder to complete your Hazard Analysis and Preventive Control Plans for your distribution centers, warehouses, central kitchens, packing plants, manufacturing and processing facilities.
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  • 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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  • September Is All About Family Meals

    Aug 23, 2016
    Sue Borra and Mitty The Mitt

    In many ways, September has become the month where many families reset their routines after summer vacation time. Yes, it’s back to school season, which means busy schedules, but it’s also National Family Meals Month™, a way for retailers and suppliers to help families re-connect around breakfast, lunch or dinner. This retail food industry-wide movement, celebrated in September, raises awareness of the benefits of frequent family meals and encourages families of all shapes and sizes to share one more meal together each week. 

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  • Photo Friday: Store Visit to Harvest Market in Calif.

    Aug 19, 2016
    Harvest MarketHarvest Market owner Tom Honer and his daughter and store manager Jennifer Bosma welcomed FMI's Director of Member Relations Cynthia Brazzel to their two stores, one in Fort Bragg and the other in Mendocino, Calif.
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