• The Freshest Pavilion at FMI Connect

    May 04, 2015
    FMI-freshpavilionnf-new69FMI Connect is launching the first-ever Fresh Pavilion & Zone. The 13,000 retailers, wholesalers and trading partners at FMI Connect will be able to learn everything they need to know about fresh in the supermarket industry – all in one place.
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  • Discover Pace of Change, Competition and Consumer Insights at FMI Connect

    May 01, 2015
    FMI Connect 2015 300x250It’s May, which means we’re a little more than a month away from FMI Connect. This year, FMI Connect will focus on the imperatives of keeping ahead of the accelerating pace of change in food retail. The catalysts for change represent competition, operational efficiencies and consumer considerations – all of which are enabled by technology.
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  • Recognizing Our Food Retail Public Affairs Leaders

    Apr 30, 2015
    MacManus Award Winners Model T creator and innovator Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”  This quote comes to mind when I consider the two recipients of this year’s Donald H. MacManus Award. For only the second time since the award was created in 1990, FMI has selected two recipients - Ronald Fong, president and CEO, and Keri Askew Bailey, senior vice president of government relations and public policy - both from the California Grocers Association(CGA).
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  • 5 Reasons to Attend The FMI Foundation Retail Food Safety Forum

    Apr 29, 2015
    FoodSafetyForum2015LoopAdFood safety is the industry's top priority. We’ve designed this year’s Retail Food Safety Forum to help attendees be on the cutting edge. Here are our top 5 reasons to join us in Chicago June 11 – 12. 
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  • IdeaXchange: Fighting for the family meal

    Apr 27, 2015
    FMI in the newsThe following article ran in the Supermarket News IdeaXChange on April 21, 2015: As one who realizes now that the majority of big decisions I’ve made during my life were shaped by conversations around the family dinner table, I honor the formative power of the family meal. I know it is the food that draws us together, but I believe strongly that it's the connections we make while eating together that keep us together and provide the opportunity to share our lives. 
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  • Find your “Seat at the Table” at FMI Connect with FMI Communities

    Apr 24, 2015
    FMI CommunitiesJust as family time is centered around daily meal events, our industry’s communities are center around the grocery store that helps make those meals happen.  FMI Connect Communities help you find your space at the FMI Connect table. 
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  • Grocers on the Hill: A Successful Day in Washington

    Apr 23, 2015
    FMI April 15 Fly-in Ad_PoliticoLast week, over 200 grocers traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in FMI’s annual Day in Washington fly-in on Capitol Hill, held in partnership with the National Grocers Association and the Food Industry Association Executives.  Participants met with their elected officials to discuss several priority industry issues, such as data security, tax policy, menu labeling and health care, and to raise awareness and interest in related legislative efforts.  We had a productive week of meetings and sessions and look forward to hearing more feedback from participants about their Hill visits over the next few days, particularly in any areas that require follow-up with congressional offices.
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