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  • VIDEO: The Impact of Tax Increases on Food Retailers

    Dec 2, 2021
    Over the last year, America’s grocers stepped up and made the necessary investments to safely keep stores open and shelves stocked. Now, after one of the most challenging years for the food retail industry, lawmakers are proposing raising business ...
  • Fresh is Front and Center for Growth, Investments

    Dec 1, 2021
    New research from FMI and Deloitte quantifies the level of importance of the fresh foods category to the food retail industry and highlights opportunities for new strategic investments to drive revenue growth, including boosting the in-store ...
  • Strength and Resilience in the Food Supply Chain

    Nov 30, 2021
    During a recent White House roundtable on the supply chain, CEOs from FMI member companies Food Lion, Kroger, and Walmart all told President Biden the food supply chain is both resilient and robust to meet the needs of all Americans this December ...
  • Showing Our Thanks This Giving Tuesday

    Nov 30, 2021
    We at the FMI Foundation would like to thank all of the companies that have supported our efforts in the past, especially those that stepped up to support us in this year of uncertainty. Your generosity gives us the opportunity to support the ...
  • Food Scraps - The Ultimate (Re)Gifts?

    Nov 29, 2021
    Last year, I put a kitchen compost bin on my wish list for the holidays. I was surprised and elated to unwrap it on Christmas morning and have used it every day since. Returning inedible food scraps back to Mother Earth throughout the year has been ...
  • Hosting a Profound Thanksgiving

    Nov 24, 2021
    Thanksgiving Day asks us to examine the events in our lives and scrutinize them in a light of gratitude. It gives us an opportunity to recognize that even the tough stuff of life like pandemics, when faced with courage and hope, provide ...
  • 5 Awesome & Easy Ways to Celebrate Supermarket Employee Day

    Nov 23, 2021
    Supermarket Employee Day is the official day created in 2021 by FMI to give back to the people and teams who are the unsung heroes of the grocery store! Building on the energy from the inaugural start, for Supermarket Employee Day 2022, here are ...
  • Being the Champion of Supermarket Employees

    Nov 22, 2021
    Reflecting back on 2021, it reminds me of the final scenes of that original award-winning movie, Rocky, where Sylvester Stallone’s character has the chance to face the biggest challenge of his career and is knocked down again and again only to ...
  • Equal Opportunity Through Supplier Diversity

    Nov 18, 2021
    E pluribus unum, meaning “Out of many, one.” This iconic Latin motto speaks to the heart of the American ethos. Put another way, one could interpret the phrase as “We’re all in this together,” which is not only an apt description of democracy, but ...
  • Food Retail Meets Tech

    Nov 17, 2021
    From frictionless checkout to inventory controls to mobile payment apps, today’s food retail business owners face a lot of technological opportunities. In addition, thankfully, recent advancements in food technology—the branch of science dedicated ...
  • The Boost We Need to Be a Better Version of Ourselves

    Nov 16, 2021
    Almost one-third of Americans saw our National Family Meals Month messaging either in store, through social media, on package, in print or on television. Of those who saw it, nine out ten reported that the messaging impacted how they shopped or what ...
  • Celebrating and Elevating Store Managers

    Nov 12, 2021
    Every year FMI recognizes top store manager talent among FMI member retailers through the FMI Store Manager Awards. Upon my arrival to FMI, I learned the Store Manager Awards are an FMI staff favorite. The recognition and celebration of store ...
  • Finding New Meaning in Veterans Day

    Nov 10, 2021
    Holiday traditions have a way of growing and shifting over time as new layers of meaning and new customs are added to the ways we celebrate them. This is as true with Veterans Day as it is with other holidays. Its meaning has shifted and expanded ...
  • Food as Medicine Program Evaluation Guide– Time to Connect the Dots

    Nov 5, 2021
    Over the course of the past year, together with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy), FMI has been methodically introducing the concept of Food as Medicine, explaining the program models specific to the food retail setting, identifying ...
  • Demonstrating a Commitment to Food Safety through Innovation

    Nov 4, 2021
    A strong food safety culture is not dependent on one element. Rather, elements of food safety culture must be integrated throughout an organization, at all levels - from the top ...