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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  • Celebrating Sustainability and Trucking the Smart Way

    Sep 16, 2021
    FMI is a proud affiliate of the EPA SmartWay program, a collaboration with freight carriers, shippers and logistics providers to accelerate the adoption of advanced fuel-saving technologies and strategies. We wanted to share highlights from a recent ...
  • What Are: Pancakes, Firewood, and Peloton Classes? Things That Stack!

    Sep 14, 2021
    Peloton introduced a brilliant concept: stacked classes. The idea was to allow the “home athlete” the opportunity to custom build a total body workout of multiple classes, thus maintaining momentum as they complete one workout and move seamlessly to ...
  • Celebrating Grocery Do-gooders: The 2021 Community Uplift Awards

    Sep 13, 2021
    I began my foray into the food industry at 16 years old, when I got a job at a well-known New England grocery store. My duties included bagging groceries, stocking shelves, corralling carriages and making sure every customer received a high-quality ...
  • Adding Heart to Family Meal Incentives

    Sep 8, 2021
    National Family Meals Month™ is here, and from the looks of it, it’s better than ever! FMI is very excited this year to be working with the American Heart Association in jointly encouraging family meals for the well-being of the mind, heart and body....
  • The Battle for Primary Grocery Store Supremacy

    Sep 7, 2021
    Like all aspects of life over the past 18 months, grocery shopping has changed significantly. The grocery store we consider nearest and dearest to our hearts has changed, as well. While the great increase in online grocery shopping is well-noted, ...
  • Ensuring Love’s Labor Isn’t Lost

    Sep 3, 2021
    This Labor Day, several dramatic elements are coming together in a way that should give the food industry new reasons to celebrate this holiday. Let me set the stage for you. The first dramatic element is a powerful back drop that has been ...
  • Recovering from the Storm: Hurricane Ida Resources

    Sep 2, 2021
    From our offices outside of Washington, DC, we watched on TV as Hurricane Ida slammed into the shores of New Orleans as a Category 4 Hurricane and left a trail of devastation and flooding through the rest of Louisiana. Morphing into Tropical Storm ...
  • Prep Yourself with Food Safety this September

    Sep 2, 2021
    September is a time of celebration as we highlight the importance of family meals and food safety for National Family Meals Month and National Food Safety Education ...
  • Where Can I Get My Booster Vaccine?

    Aug 31, 2021
    While many Americans took advantage of mass vaccination sites around the country to receive their shots (36%), many also received their vaccines at a pharmacy (26%) or doctor’s office (21%). One-in-eight Americans (13%) received their COVID-19 ...
  • When Violence Strikes

    Aug 30, 2021
    There is perhaps no greater evidence of the troubled and challenging times we’re experiencing than the increased number of inexplicable acts of violence erupting without warning in unexpected places. And food retail outlets have not been exempt from ...
  • Talking DEI: Why Our Words Matter in the Workplace

    Aug 27, 2021
    Words. We speak, write and share thousands of them each day. Honestly, most of the words we use do not matter much in the grand scheme of things, but every so often, we find ourselves in situations where our words do matter. In those circumstances, ...
  • Shopper Family Meal Inspiration: Don’t Skip the Canned Bean Aisle

    Aug 26, 2021
    As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) I love good food and enjoy a balanced approach to nourishment around the family meal table. Quite often I find that people think RDNs only eat foods that are “healthy” therefore they must not taste great ...
  • When Will We See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

    Aug 25, 2021
    More than half of Americans remain very or extremely concerned about COVID-19, with even more concerned about emerging variants. Despite some easing of overall concern for shopping at the grocery store, shoppers continue to recognize far more ...
  • Managing Maturity, Goals, Roadblocks and Investments in the Future of Work

    Aug 20, 2021
    I’ve visited retailers all over the world, on virtually every continent except Antarctica. No matter the language or the terrain, retailers consistently take care of their customers and communities in the areas in which they operate. In the U.S., ...
  • Meal Planning and Cooking Got You Down? Food Retailers to the Rescue!

    Aug 19, 2021
    We both love family meals. For Kelli, family meals were a tradition growing up and she is committed to making family meals happen every day. Krystal also credits her commitment to family tradition and has both a personal and professional passion for ...