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  • A New Recipe for Food Safety at Home

    Mar 20, 2019
    The FMI Foundation and Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) released the Safe Recipe Style Guide, to help standardize food safety recipe instructions. These instructions can help raise public awareness for proper handwashing procedures, ...
  • The SCOTUS Case that will Reexamine What “Confidential” Means to You

    Mar 19, 2019
    A legal case heading to oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court this spring has far-reaching implications when it comes to something you hold near and dear -- your confidential commercial information. FMI is a named party in the case because we ...
  • Ninety-Three Retail Professionals Earn the FMI Food Retail Leader Certificate

    Mar 18, 2019
    In its inaugural year, 93 retail professionals earned the FMI Food Retail Leader Certificate. The certificates were awarded to individuals who completed the self-assessment of their leadership capabilities as they relate to the Compass® leadership ...
  • Photo Friday: Store Visit at H-E-B

    Mar 14, 2019
    This week, members of FMI's Supplier Diversity Committee visited Houston, Texas to tour several H-E-B. stores. The group toured various store formats with different customization and personalization experiences for shoppers....
  • It’s Still Early in Food Retail’s Digital Ball Game

    Mar 13, 2019
    According to a group of industry experts at Groceryshop 2018, if the ongoing digitization of food retail were a baseball game, the food retail industry is in the second inning....
  • The Power of Meat 2019

    Mar 12, 2019
    Shoppers are on a power trip when it comes to meat and poultry. And that’s not a bad thing. People continue to enjoy power-packed protein in their diets, usually in the form of meat....
  • Passing The Torch of Leadership

    Mar 11, 2019
    Linda Cosgrove, executive director, learning & development, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. shares why she’s excited for emerging leaders to join the food retail industry and watch the torch of leadership be passed along....
  • Talking to Customers About Bioengineering

    Mar 8, 2019
    Recently, the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard(BE Rule) established a new standard for disclosure of information to consumers about the BE status of foods. FMI is pleased that this new standard allows information to be shared with ...
  • Avoiding the Regret of Hindsight; Embracing the Gene Editing Story Now

    Mar 7, 2019
    The lesson in avoiding regret starts with the bleak reminder of how often we receive nuggets of information that we should act on but because we’re busy or distracted or inundated we fail or choose not to do anything about them. The motivational ...
  • Bringing the Power of One More Family Meal to the Screen

    Mar 6, 2019
    Gold Plate Award-winner, GIANT Food Stores, “Power of One More Family Meal” campaign reached 65 million people in-store, at home, and in their communities....
  • Tailor-made In-Store Food Experiences for Different Communities

    Mar 5, 2019
    Food retailers can create in-store memorable experiences lots of ways, but I’m always particularly impress by the grocery stores that take the time to learn their local shoppers’ fresh culinary preferences and build tantalizing experiences around ...
  • FMI Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Conference: Redesigned to Fit Your Needs

    Mar 4, 2019
    More and more, companies are using employees from regulatory, legal, and compliance departments to address the knowns and unknowns of today’s food retail marketplace....
  • More Fruits and Veggies and More Family Meals - A Winning Combination

    Mar 1, 2019
    Gold Plate Award winner, Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH),and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation, partnered this past September to educate more families about the value of shared, produce-packed ...
  • The Ever-Changing Meal Kit

    Feb 28, 2019
    The meal kit - in which a consumer receives everything needed to prepare a “home-cooked” meal - has had a short, but colorful history. Meal kit companies that have been around for as long as four or five years seem like sturdy industry veterans. ...
  • Governors’ Plans Outline “Big Four” Topics in 2019

    Feb 27, 2019
    With the exception of a handful of states, the governors have laid out their 2019 agendas at the feet of the people and into the hands of their legislature. And almost every governor hit on what I call the “big four” - education, healthcare, ...