Voice of The Food Industry Blog

Our blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.

Popular Posts

  • Increasing Family Meal Consumption to Boost Mental Health

    May 25, 2022
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and therefore the perfect time to announce FMI’s Family Meals Movement new partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization ...
  • Grocery Shoppers Continue to Adapt and Evolve in a Challenging Landscape

    May 24, 2022
    The food retail industry continues to battle an obstacle course of issues, including the pandemic/endemic; supply chain challenges; inflation; domestic tragedies; and the ramifications of a war in Ukraine. With all this turmoil, it is comforting to ...
  • How are Increased Prices Changing Consumer Behavior?

    May 20, 2022
    At our weekly staff meeting, one of my colleagues lamented that she went grocery shopping over the weekend and spent more than she usually does despite buying less food. She is not alone. In the first quarter of this year, shoppers cut back on the ...
  • Breaking Down Active Assailant Incident Response

    May 19, 2022
    Another tragic shooting has befallen our industry in recent days and left us both heart-broken and in search of answers to that perennial question – what motivates this violent behavior? As we ponder the state of a society in which such acts occur, ...
  • Your Solution to Technology Disruption

    May 12, 2022
    According to the dictionary a disruption is a “disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.” Considering the past few years of rapid change, grocery tech industry has certainly been ...
  • A Toast to Our Store Managers

    May 11, 2022
    We all need a little ray of sunshine these days, especially those who have been on the frontlines these many months keeping grocery stores open, encouraging employees and supporting local communities through ups and downs. FMI’s Store Manager Awards ...
  • The Need for Grocery to Focus on Sustainable Packaging

    May 10, 2022
    Customers are passionate about sustainability and expect industry to lead the way in developing more efficient, responsible, and circular packaging. To assist companies in developing their own strategy for sustainable packaging, FMI developed the ...
  • Photo Friday: FMI Joins Gov. Youngkin on Better Business Opportunities Discussion

    May 6, 2022
    FMI's Elizabeth Tansing and Mike Green joined a number of FMI members in meeting with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin to discuss ways to lower the cost of doing business in the state and getting more Virginians back to ...
  • What Does It Mean to Eat More “Plant-Based” Foods and Beverages?

    May 5, 2022
    The connection between eating more plants and better health is undeniable. But what exactly does it mean to eat more “plant-based?...
  • All of Your Questions about Gene-Edited Food Products Answered… or At Least Most of Them

    May 4, 2022
    Dr. Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing the CRISPR-Cas9 technology that revolutionized the genome editing process, making high-precision changes to genes ...
  • An Energized Fresh Industry Gets Back In Person

    May 3, 2022
    The level of excitement felt like it was off the charts. FMI recently marked an important milestone in the return to normalcy by hosting our in-person Midwinter Executive Conference in Florida, preceded by our Fresh Foods Leadership Council ...
  • Framing a Future that Fits

    Apr 27, 2022
    It has been observed that the present is nothing but the instant where the past collides with the future and for it to be productive you must both know where you’ve been and where you want to ...
  • The Reviews Are In: FMI’s a Hit!

    Apr 26, 2022
    Contrary to the Rolling Stones hit song released in 1965 [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction, it seems FMI membership is a hit with members according to the 2022 FMI Member Satisfaction ...
  • Opening Day: FMI’s 2022 Future Leaders eXperience Has Officially Begun

    Apr 21, 2022
    “Your future starts today.” These words may ring hollow to those of us who assign them to the trash bin of clichés, but to the incoming class of FMI’s 2022 Future Leaders eXperience, this oft-quoted phrase is both figurately and literally true. ...
  • A Potential Panacea to the Plight of the Pandemic

    Apr 20, 2022
    We will be measuring the magnitude of COVID-19’s impact on our lives for many years to come. Some of that is because we will need some distance to fully comprehend the breadth and depth of even the most obvious changes the pandemic wrought. ...