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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  • Where Do Shoppers Look for Plant-based Foods and Beverages In-Store?

    Oct 3, 2022
    A few years ago, several meat alternative companies made headlines with one small change—placing their products alongside traditional meat counterparts in the meat section. A debate ensued that continues today—where should plant-based foods and ...
  • Time for Dessert: Placing the Cherry atop National Family Meals Month

    Sep 30, 2022
    The end of September has arrived and so too has the close of this year’s National Family Meals Month™. Seven years after its inception in 2015, this wholesome concept has grown into an impactful nationwide movement that encourages togetherness, ...
  • Our Favorite Buzzwords: Unprecedented Disruption

    Sep 29, 2022
    It is heartening to know that together, we can navigate through today’s unpredictable marketplace and chart a course into the future. I’m thrilled to share this short clip with you in preparation for the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, held ...
  • Going the Extra Mile for Fresh Foods Success

    Sep 27, 2022
    Holding a conference at a high-altitude location can help everyone see the big picture. FMI’s recent FreshForward conference in Denver, the Mile High City, sparked high-level insights from speakers to foster industry success. I recently wrote that ...
  • The Ready Stance for the Food Industry

    Sep 26, 2022
    In sports there is something called “The Ready Stance.” It’s the optimal positioning to allow your body to swiftly change directions. In The Ready Stance, a persons’ core muscles and major muscle groups are engaged and at the ready so they can ...
  • Expanding the Circle of Those Benefitting from Family Meals

    Sep 23, 2022
    A quick review of popular inspirational quotes about family reveals a healthy assortment suggesting a definition of family that exceeds the bonds of blood kinship. As part of the Foundation’s ongoing research about family meals before and during the ...
  • The Food Industry Advocates for Needed Change

    Sep 21, 2022
    Advocacy work enables the food industry to foster mutually beneficial relationships with state and federal government to inform and shape policy that best enables our industry to effectively feed families and enrich communities. Few understand this ...
  • Unprecedented Times and the New Demands of Leadership

    Sep 19, 2022
    One of the most popular words invoked over the past 30 months has got to be the term “unprecedented.” As we endeavored to capture the breadth and depth of the pandemic experience, we were told we faced unprecedented challenges, living in ...
  • Navigating an Extreme Obstacle Course

    Sep 16, 2022
    As I look at the results of The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2022 report, I see many of my professional role models throughout the food industry navigating a different type of obstacle course than my childhood idols. The food industry has had to ...
  • Senior Retail Leaders Champion Fresh Foods Progress

    Sep 15, 2022
    Succeeding with fresh foods strategies is a lot easier if you have senior leaders championing efforts. That is one of my key takeaways from FMI’s recently completed FreshForward conference in Denver. Top leaders from three major retail organizations ...
  • The Power of Health and Well-being: New Perspectives and Progress

    Sep 14, 2022
    This year’s The Power of Health and Well-being in the Food Industry report is released during a compelling time to be involved in issues around hunger, nutrition and health, as organizations across the country are banding together to work on ...
  • Why Shoppers Try Plant-based Foods and Beverages

    Sep 13, 2022
    In the Power of Plant-based Foods and Beverages 2022 report, we offer a broad, comprehensive review of the plant-based topic, exploring the landscape of naturally plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains, along with ...
  • From Soup to Nuts: Competition Benefits Grocery Stores and Customers

    Sep 12, 2022
    It’s astonishing to think that the average supermarket carries about 50,000 different products and that every single one of these products – from the varieties of chicken noodle soup to the sizes of bags of pistachios – is negotiated with suppliers ...
  • Keeping Fresh in Focus While Navigating an Obstacle Course

    Sep 9, 2022
    As part of this year’s Speaks survey, FMI took a deep dive into what is happening in the fresh perimeter departments, and there was so much to report, that we created a separate deep dive into The State of Fresh Foods. Here are a few of the key ...
  • How Your Company Can Win with A People-First Culture

    Sep 8, 2022
    No one can deny that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profoundly impact of the food industry workforce. According to The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2022 report, 87% of food retail businesses and 86% of food supplier businesses surveyed report ...