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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  • Three Features of the 2021 Annual Meat Conference

    Mar 4, 2021
    FMI and the North American Meat Institute took inspiration from the retail meat industry, rolled up our sleeves and innovatively redesigned the 2021 Annual Meat Conference (AMC), happening virtually March 22-25, 2021. We think you’ll find that one ...
  • The Evolution from Research to Insights

    Mar 3, 2021
    As the Food Industry Association, FMI is uniquely positioned to provide objective research and insights on our industry. Grounded in solid research, we publish important insights about the food industry....
  • Get To Know the Sustainable Seafood Shopper

    Mar 2, 2021
    Today’s shoppers have stocked pantries, full freezers and overused cookbooks due to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a time where grocery shopping habits have changed for so many, one would expect seafood sustainability to drop ...
  • Leadership for the Next New Normal

    Mar 1, 2021
    To navigate the next normal, we’ll need strong leadership. Our Future Leaders experience innovates the industries’ leadership development to bring new strategies to life....
  • Recognizing FMI’s Store Manager Awards Nominees

    Feb 22, 2021
    Working under the threat of an invisible enemy during the COVID-19 pandemic, these leaders have adapted, donning even more hats than ever before. Our Store Manager Awards shine a light on the industry’s premier store manager talent. In May, we will ...
  • Differentiating in Fresh Through Better Forecasting

    Feb 19, 2021
    As a result, retailers need to increasingly focus on how to succeed with fresh across their omnichannel enterprises. They have to make sure fresh remains a differentiator regardless of the selling channel — from in-store to ...
  • Helping Retailers Deliver SafeMark Food Safety Training

    Feb 17, 2021
    Ninety-two percent of retailers believe that it is important for store associates take a retail-specific food safety training program. FMI is proud to deliver the SafeMark® Food Handler and Food Manager training programs – programs developed by ...
  • Speaking from the Heart on Valentine’s Day

    Feb 12, 2021
    I am seizing this opportunity to issue this blog as my heartfelt Valentine’s Day card to the food industry, the community I have always admired and respected, but have come to appreciate and dare I say, love, in some new and more profound ways over ...
  • Test Your Industry Trivia Knowledge

    Feb 11, 2021
    Let’s test your food and industry knowledge. If you answer correctly, then you could probably compete against our inaugural LEAD Trivia Tournament champions, who were crowned at our FMI Executive Midwinter ...
  • State of Change in the Meat Industry: What You Need to Know

    Feb 10, 2021
    Even though the average consumer may not think much about how it gets there, a lot of work, thought and resources go into each product in the retail meat case. And behind every piece of protein there are many people who make it happen, from the farm,...
  • Gen Z Traits That Match Food Industry Needs

    Feb 9, 2021
    Gen Z, including anyone born after 1997, makes up about 23% of the U.S. population and, as a generation, is starting to contribute to the economy by becoming a bigger share of the workforce. To help the food retail industry better understand the ...
  • The Future of Food Safety with FMI’s Food Safety Innovation Award Winner

    Feb 8, 2021
    At our January 2021 FMI Food Protection Committee Meeting we recognized Amazon with the FMI Food Safety Innovation Award. Amazon has grown a culture of innovation through its Leadership Principles that drives the company to continue advancing food ...
  • What is Happening With SNAP?

    Feb 5, 2021
    There have been several developments in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)over the past several weeks. Since these developments are happening on multiple fronts, we thought it would be helpful if we compile the most important ...
  • Cold Storage is Crucial in Ecommerce Fulfillment

    Feb 4, 2021
    As retailers across the country experiment to find the best strategies to assemble and prepare online orders as quickly and efficiently as possible, cold chain management is emerging as a crucial consideration, especially as it relates to food ...
  • Consumer Food Safety Education in the Age of COVID-19

    Feb 4, 2021
    The truth is, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed us, particularly when it comes to gathering around the table for a family meal. It has uprooted our normal and has ...