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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  • Numbers Don’t Lie: Grocery Remains A Steady Hand in Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

    Feb 23, 2020
    Numbers don’t lie. The food retail industry knows where its strength lies and is making the investment in upgrading skills and technology to develop the workforce of the future. When it comes to our business model, nothing could be more fundamental. ...
  • Over 250 State and Local Plastics Bills Pending – New FMI Resource Available to Assist

    Feb 19, 2020
    The real story of the 2020 state legislative sessions may be that some states are seeking to move beyond bans on specific products like plastic bags or polystyrene containers to impose comprehensive regulatory frameworks for managing the disposal of ...
  • Omnishopper Size of the Prize

    Feb 18, 2020
    For the past few years, FMI has partnered with Nielsen on important research that does just that—pauses and looks at the state of the omnichannel marketplace for grocery shoppers and reflects on what is happening. In the beginning we focused on ...
  • Workforce Diversity at The Annual Meat Conference

    Feb 14, 2020
    The Annual Meat Conference, hosted by FMI and the North American Meat Institute, will this year shine a light on workforce diversity, women in the industry and leaders of ...
  • Our 2020 Government Affairs Priorities

    Feb 13, 2020
    A new year, an updated brand and a forward-looking list of priorities in the public policy arena. FMI’s government affairs team surveys our member companies annually to help us with this review and ensure that our policy priorities reflect the views ...
  • Store Managers Lead With Purpose in the Food Industry

    Feb 13, 2020
    The food industry thrives because of the dedication and innovation of store managers. Their passion and talents to create unique food experiences for the grocery customer can be seen through their leadership fostering in-store omnichannel tactics, ...
  • Connecting the Wellness Dots in The Grocery Store

    Feb 12, 2020
    We live in an age of personalization. A shopper looking for Keto meal options and a shopper seeking blood pressure medicine both have the same end goal—a personalized grocery shopping experience that gets them the products they need and want. For ...
  • What is Key To a Safe Food Supply? Collaboration.

    Feb 11, 2020
    The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) invited FMI to a meeting to develop data-driven goals for the Healthy People 2030 initiative, a national effort that sets objectives to improve the health and well-being of all people in the United ...
  • The Food Industry’s 2020 Retail Food Safety Priorities

    Feb 10, 2020
    The food industry is entering a new, critical food marketplace that’s focused on advancing technology, digitalization and information sharing. FMI organized a meeting with the FMI Food Protection Committee to set this year’s top food safety ...
  • FMI 2020 50 State Outlook Shows Labor, Sustainability Bills Expected and New Issues Too

    Feb 7, 2020
    As of this week, 39 state legislatures are actively meeting and will address many issues as laid out in the FMI 50 State Outlook. An annual publication, FMI interviews state grocer and retail associations as well as FMI members on what issues they ...
  • Inside AJ's Fine Foods in Phoenix

    Feb 7, 2020
    Independent food retailers toured AJ’s Fine Foods, owned by FMI Board of Director Member Trey Basha, during the Midwinter Executive Conference in Phoenix....
  • Guess What? Gen Z and Millennials Like To Grocery Shop At The Store

    Feb 7, 2020
    FMI recently teamed up with the USC Marshall School of Business on The Grocery Shopping Habits of Gen Z and Millennials. We started our research by asking the source with focus group interviews of Gen Z and millennial grocery shoppers. These ...
  • 6 Product Labels Shoppers Want and Retailers Are Providing

    Feb 6, 2020
    Shoppers want to eat well, but the idea of eating well is unique to each person and each household. Eating well could mean following a specific diet, trying the latest food trend or meeting medical needs through food. Often, in order to eat well, ...
  • How to Plan and Execute a Zero-Food-Waste Event

    Jan 30, 2020
    As a professional meeting planner and principal on event logistics for the food industry association, I increasingly challenge our team to make sustainability a goal by either donating uneaten food or partnering with facilities to divert waste from ...
  • Monitoring SNAP Policy Implications for Food Retail

    Jan 29, 2020
    Over the past year, USDA and other agencies have announced proposed rules changes for SNAP participation. FMI has tracked these changes and provided commented on key issues that could affect our industry. We highlighted a few proposals we’re ...