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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  • Solar Energy Has Bright Outlook in Food Retail

    May 26, 2021
    As more companies have looked to reduce their electricity consumption and carbon footprints in recent years, exploring renewable energy has become a logical next step. Leading chains such as Kroger, Publix, Aldi, H-E-B, Giant Eagle, Stop & Shop, ...
  • Remembering George Floyd

    May 25, 2021
    Today in Minneapolis and in cities across America, people are finding ways to commemorate the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s tragic murder at the hands of police ...
  • Get To Know Our Giant Food 2021 Store Manager Award Finalist

    May 25, 2021
    Assigned the task of opening a new store in Falls Church, Virginia in March 2020, William Randall did what many store managers did in that period – pivot – but on a different and unique level. As original plans for the opening weekend were put on ...
  • Get To Know Our Brookshire Grocery Co. 2021 Store Manager Award Finalist

    May 24, 2021
    Service is a priority and principle for Morris Lewis. He has served Brookshire Grocery Company for 26 years and served his country as a member and Sgt. 1st Class of the U.S. Army National Guard, through which he did two tours of duty in ...
  • The Outlook for Digital Shopping in 2021

    May 21, 2021
    In 2020, we saw a rise in digital shopping like never before—particularly for the grocery sector. FMI and NielsenIQ have partnered on an annual journey to analyze the digital food shopper. At a time when looking to the future can be difficult, we’ve ...
  • Get To Know Our Skogen's Festival Foods 2021 Store Manager Award Finalist

    May 20, 2021
    When it comes to successful store leadership, Keith Buswell keeps it in the family. This particular family is a team of employees at the Skogen’s Festival Foods store in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Indeed, his team rarely leaves home—his store has the ...
  • Food as Medicine in Food Retail, Where the Rubber Meets the Road

    May 19, 2021
    The food retail setting provides unique opportunity for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to help improve public health by literally meeting customers in the aisles (or perhaps on the grocery store website) as they navigate food choices and ...
  • Get To Know Our ShopRite Supermarkets 2021 Store Manager Award Finalist

    May 19, 2021
    Whether at ground zero or from the ground up, John Salcito spent the better part of 2020 meeting challenges head on and in a successful way. The term “challenge” may be an understatement, ...
  • Get To Know Our Lunds & Byerlys 2021 Store Manager Awards Finalist

    May 18, 2021
    As her employees and customers navigated unchartered territory this past year, Katie Swenson not only provided the map and guidance for safe passage but discovered new treasure along the ...
  • Retailers Pay Too Much to Accept Debit Cards. We Can Change That.

    May 14, 2021
    In the world of payments of policy, we often have to take the long view and the incremental wins along the way. Right now, we are on the precipice of what could be one of those incremental, but very important wins: Late last week the Federal Reserve ...
  • A Conversation with FDA about Tech-Enabled Traceability

    May 13, 2021
    FDA has launched a new quarterly podcast series that will examine the various aspects of the Agency’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint. FMI’s Hilary Thesmar, chief food and product safety officer and SVP, food safety programs was invited to ...
  • 5 Key Steps to Becoming an AI-powered Organization

    May 11, 2021
    In this time of rapidly unfolding changes, accelerated and amplified during the pandemic, embracing artificial intelligence (AI) allows you to predict customers’ purchases while also empowering employees to use data to truly anticipate shopper needs....
  • Grocers Kept America Fed Throughout the Pandemic Despite Major Challenges

    May 7, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every facet of our lives since the first cases appeared in the United States late last winter, so it’s no surprise that it’s had a major impact on what Americans are eating and where they’re getting their ...
  • A New Way to Gain Private Brands Insights

    May 5, 2021
    The new FMI Talking Private Brands Series, designed for private brands professionals, brings to life Power of Private Brands insights, emerging issues and opportunities....
  • The Next Hot Topic: Social Justice and Food

    May 3, 2021
    The whole world is anticipating, yearning, and preparing for the day when the COVID-19 pandemic does not dominate the horizon of our life considerations. From a food industry perspective, part of that involves speculating which pandemic-tinged ...