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  • 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 ...
  • Connecting Family Meals with Health and Wellness

    Mar 14, 2018
    The Kroger Co., a 2017 Gold Plate Award winner, focused their National Family Meals Month™ campaign on this natural connection between family meals and health and wellness. Kroger Health’s mission is to "help people live healthier lives, and one of ...
  • Health and Wellness is celebrated in March with National Nutrition Month and National Dietitian Nutrition Day

    Mar 14, 2018
    Not only is March National Nutrition Month, but today is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, and FMI would once again like to celebrate registered dietitians in the food retail industry and highlight our resident Dietitians at ...
  • SNAP: A Private/Public Partnership That Works

    Mar 14, 2018
    One area in which the supermarket industry invests specifically in the communities it serves is USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The supermarket industry is the proud private sector partner with the federal government by ...
  • Standard Menu Labeling Signage for Commonly Sold Items

    Mar 12, 2018
    The food retail industry has long supported transparency, and works hard to provide customers with the information they want in order to make informed purchasing decisions. As such, we have also received feedback from members who are not covered by ...
  • Creating Agility in Today’s Supply Chain

    Mar 12, 2018
    At the end of any well-executed grocery supply chain is a satisfied consumer. However, as we witness an era of unprecedented change in food retail, supply chains must become more agile to keep today’s consumer ...
  • How Wholesale Grocers Can Leverage Multiple Brands to Celebrate National Family Meals Month

    Mar 8, 2018
    Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) participated in National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) for the past few years primarily utilizing its Best Choice brand. This year, AWG’s Grocers’ promoted (NFMM) through all of their brands (Best Choice, ...