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  • Meet the 2018 FMI Store Manager Awards Finalists

    Apr 9, 2018
    As the grocery industry continues to navigate a digital transformation, store managers will be crucial in translating the digital world to employees creating meaningful shopping experiences for ...
  • Retooling Your Resources For National Family Meals Month

    Apr 5, 2018
    This past September, American Heart Association (AHA) promoted National Family Meals Month™(NFMM) through their Healthy For Good program. The Healthy For Good movement aims to help people create sustainable, healthy ...
  • On Display at Natural Products Expo West: Fruit Jerky, Drinkable Vegetables, Overnight Oats - You Had to Be There

    Apr 5, 2018
    When my colleague, Julie Pryor, and I set off for Natural Products Expo West a few weeks ago, we couldn’t imagine the plethora of innovation, entrepreneurism, and the variety of “only what you need” products we would ...
  • Seven Consumer Food Trends from “The Future of Food: New Realities for the Industry"

    Apr 4, 2018
    Disruptors are pervasive in our industry. Although food retailing has already changed dramatically in the last few years, it is certain that the industry will look quite different in the near future. That change is constant and is accelerating. ...
  • Partnerships with Purpose in Risk and Safety

    Apr 3, 2018
    FMI's Doug Baker, Vice President, Industry Relations, had an opportunity to sit down for a conversation about NRF Protect 2018 with Bob Moraca, vice president of loss prevention for National Retail Federation (NRF), concerning our previously ...
  • Small Wins Prove Advantageous

    Apr 2, 2018
    On March 23, when President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion fiscal 2018 spending bill, he also signed into law an important provision in the bill that will save FMI members millions of dollars in SNAP processing fees every year....
  • How Do We Know How The Food Retail Industry Is Changing?

    Apr 1, 2018
    The first ever Food Retail Industry Speaks report appeared in 1949. Sixty eight years later, this report continues to provide the industry with important benchmarks, facts and figures that are used in our advocacy work on Capitol Hill, in ...
  • Campbell’s Family Meals Partnerships: Helping Families Eat Together

    Mar 29, 2018
    Campbell Soup Company, two-time winners of the Gold Plate Award, celebrated National Family Meals Month™ with their 2017 program Campbell’s Family Meals Partnerships: Helping Families Eat ...
  • What Millennials Want in Foodservice at Retail

    Mar 28, 2018
    Millennials. Every business is focused on how to tap into their emerging buying power and identify their needs and wants. In many ways, millennials are driving the trend of foodservice at retail, so understanding this shopper segment is ...
  • Emerging Issues Ahead; Will Your Approach Be to Yield, Shield or Wield?

    Mar 27, 2018
    Our natural impulse when confronted with change is reticence - we might even find we crave to dig our heels in and fight it. But in an age when change is rapidly becoming the normal state of affairs, perhaps the wiser approach to the challenges ...
  • Delivering Transparency in Seafood Supply Chains

    Mar 27, 2018
    The US seafood market is becoming increasingly transparent as seafood-buying companies make use of the tools available to describe where their seafood comes from. Such tools include ecolabels, QR codes, online supplier maps and fishery source lists, ...
  • The FDA Food Code: A Model for Food Safety Best Practices

    Mar 25, 2018
    The FDA Food Code is one of those “go-to” resources for many retail food safety professionals. The Food Code provides a foundation for many regulatory agencies across the U.S. and is a model that represents FDA’s best advice for a uniform system of ...
  • How Trading Partners Can Leverage Data to Improve the Supply Chain

    Mar 21, 2018
    Trading partners struggle to connect the dots between inefficiencies in the supply chain. As food retail navigates the era of digital disruption, advancements in technology have introduced new ways to capture and analyze data....
  • Help Amplify Your Voice in Washington

    Mar 19, 2018
    We look forward to hosting over a hundred grocers next month as part of our annual Day in Washington fly-in. Participants will meet with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss the many issues that they think about on a regular basis as they run ...
  • Culture Leads the Road to Success

    Mar 16, 2018
    High-performing cultures in industries from airlines to grocery to banking maximize the play, purpose and potential felt by their people and minimize the negative ...