• What’s New This Year at the Midwinter Executive Conference?

    Dec 08, 2016

    Midwinter Strategic MeetingAre you ready for an FMI Midwinter Executive Conference like you’ve never experienced before? The invitation-only annual event will undergo a transformation this year, making it easier and more convenient for senior-level food retail executives to find the partners they’re looking for, get the vital information they need to grow their businesses and interact with their industry peers. Here’s what’s new in 2017.

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  • The Twelve Events of FMI in 2017 Put To Song

    Dec 07, 2016
    12 Days of ChristmasIt just so happens, that FMI has twelve “gifts” to share this holiday season—our extensive list of education and networking events designed to help food retail professionals at every level of the industry enhance their careers and skill set. So, please forgive us as we endeavor to adapt the traditional tune to outline our conference and signature event offerings. 
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  • Visa and MasterCard Delay EMV Liability: A Win for Retail

    Dec 06, 2016
    20151208-FMI-189r-WEBNo matter how big or small, when merchants get a victory, we run with it. That is what last week’s announcement from Visa and MasterCard is—a win for retail. The two biggest card brands announced they are delaying EMV implementation from the original announced date of 2017 until 2020, largely due to migration challenges and lack of availability of equipment. The three-year delay is a relief for stores who are already working with and toward complete EMV implementation.
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  • ‘Tis the Season for Grocers Doing Good

    Dec 05, 2016
    WinnersFood retailers do much more than simply provide their customers with food items to purchase; they also feed the spirit of their community in acts of human kindness. The Community Outreach Awards highlight the oft-unmentioned goodwill of grocers that serve and shape our communities. We, at FMI, are continually amazed by the caliber of the nominated programs we receive and 2016 was no exception. The 14 nominated programs made it difficult for our judges to choose the best of the best in each category, but they managed.  Here are the 2016 Community Outreach Awards Winners:
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  • Photo Friday: Bert’s Red Apple Market in Seattle, WA

    Dec 02, 2016
    Store Visit BertsA few weeks ago, Cynthia Brazzel, director of member relations and advocacy for the western region at FMI, visited with board member Roger Croshaw and his son Tyler Croshaw at Bert’s Red Apple Market in one of Seattle, Washington’s historic sections. 
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  • Roadmap to Success: Fresh Prepared Food in Grocery

    Dec 02, 2016
    Fresh Prepared/DeliIn a few weeks another year will have flown by. We’ll soon start getting asked to reflect on 2016, and what we want to achieve in 2017. At some point in life, we’ve all heard the saying, “goals are the roadmaps to success.” The same concept can be applied to our recently released Power of Fresh/Delireport that indicates fresh food areas as the culinary destinations of stores.
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  • The FMI Foundation Presents: Stir It Up!

    Dec 01, 2016
    Stir It UpDrum roll please! The FMI Foundation is accenting the FUN in fundraising with our new event Stir It Up!, a lively cooking competition between food industry executives taking place January 29 at the 2017 FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
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