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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  • Wimpy’s Revenge: Multiemployer Pensions Plans and Special Financial Assistance

    Aug 18, 2021
    For decades, multiemployer pensions have been buffeted by economic and demographic headwinds that the people who created the system failed to foresee. For just as long, politicians have been promising to fix the system and secure these pensions for ...
  • Coaching the Future of Food Retail

    Aug 17, 2021
    From store directors and managers to designers and marketers, food retail professionals work diligently to ensure their teams are optimized for success. To accomplish this goal, these professionals must be well-equipped with up-to-date industry ...
  • Ongoing Conversations About Supply Chain Resilience

    Aug 13, 2021
    With challenges such as demand spikes, supply disruptions, labor shortages and a changing policy landscape, retailers had to adjusted accordingly – not only for the good of the company, but for the community. Here are some of the lessons learned and ...
  • Heavy Metals in Baby and Toddler Foods Explored at the FMI Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory Conference

    Aug 12, 2021
    As the food industry returns to some degree of normalcy, we are seeing renewed attention on a number of pre-pandemic issues. One of these topics is heavy metals in food, particularly those foods designed for infants and ...
  • The Potential Retail Repercussions of a Sluggish Vaccination Pace

    Aug 11, 2021
    As the Delta variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreads across the United States, governments in areas with low vaccination rates are grappling with their next steps toward preventing its spread and getting more people ...
  • Single Shoppers and The New Era of Food Shopping

    Aug 10, 2021
    As single shoppers, we fall into a different category than other types of grocery getters. We shop for ourselves, so decisions on what we shop for and where we shop are entirely our own. We are able to determine what factors of shopping are ...
  • Infographics: A Window into Why People Grocery Shop Online

    Aug 5, 2021
    We continue to dive into insights from 2021 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends and explore online grocery shopping via an infographic series. In our fourth infographic we look at why consumers grocery shop online. The need for convenience and to stay safe ...
  • The Olympic Truth of Family Meals

    Aug 4, 2021
    I am a self-confessed Olympics junkie. Every four years (well five, this time around) I become immersed in all manner of sporting events and hastily channel-surf past any other program. My interest is partly patriotism, but mainly, I’m fueled by a ...
  • Quelling Cuisine Cravings with Cookbooks

    Aug 3, 2021
    I can’t be the only person who went on a cookbook buying spree this past year. Prior to the pandemic, I fell into a boring routine of salmon Mondays and Tacos Tuesdays. To break from my dinner doldrums, I would make reservations at restaurants ...
  • Research Insights into Consumer Food Safety Behaviors

    Aug 2, 2021
    The food industry works hard to protect public health and ensure the safety of the food supply is maintained from the farm to manufacturing sites to retail and to the family dinner table. While consumers believe that food safety is a collective ...
  • Retail Stockpiling: Inventory Taxes, Just-in-Time and Beyond

    Jul 30, 2021
    In the grocery industry, inventory stockpiling can be an important hedge, but it can also be a costly one. Apart from production issues and supply chain bottlenecks that make securing large quantities of products more challenging for retailers, one ...
  • Infographics: A Window into How People Grocery Shop Online

    Jul 29, 2021
    We continue to dive into insights from 2021 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends and explore online grocery shopping via an infographic series. In our third infographic we look at how consumers grocery shop online. Research finds consumers are experimenting ...
  • Witnessing the Rise in Retailer Contributions to Health and Well-being

    Jul 28, 2021
    This year’s Retailer Contributions to Health and Well-being report tells the story behind the dramatic increase in food retail health and well-being initiatives over the past two years. In parallel, I can tell my own story as I witnessed firsthand ...
  • The New Climate of Food Retail

    Jul 27, 2021
    We have all witnessed large scale changes to the design and layout of our favorite grocery stores since the start of COVID-19. Most of the in-store dining experiences were dismantled, and the salad bars turned into grab-and-go stations for pre-made ...
  • Fresh Food Insights in Bite-Sized Portions

    Jul 26, 2021
    Fresh foods at retail is such a big topic — a full meal, if you will — that sometimes it’s easier to understand this subject in bite-sized chunks. All the better if those chunks are available on ...