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

  • Supply Chain Resilience For The Future

    Mar 11, 2021
    There’s never been a greater focus on product availability and the logistics that keep the supply chain moving. It is not just the transportation and logistics teams paying ...
  • Harmful Interchange Fees: The Definition of Insanity

    Mar 11, 2021
    At a time when our economy is struggling to recover from the harsh impacts of the pandemic and businesses are fighting to keep their doors open, stores clean and associates safe, the card brands are simply making it that much harder for merchants to ...
  • March is National Nutrition Month: Lean Into Personalizing Your Plate!

    Mar 10, 2021
    National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals representing over 100,000 credentialed practitioners. The campaign originally started in ...
  • Who Celebrated the Inaugural Supermarket Employee Day?

    Mar 9, 2021
    Two weeks ago, the food industry held the first-ever Supermarket Employee Day—a celebration designed to recognize employees at every level for the work they do to feed families and enrich lives. Like any good celebration planner, we sent out ...
  • Did The March Lion Ever Leave?

    Mar 8, 2021
    An English proverb describes typical March weather: If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. Since March 2021 marks a year since the COVID-19 pandemic onset, we may feel like that lamb never showed ...
  • Flexibility, Safety and Fun Will Guide Post-Pandemic Store Design

    Mar 5, 2021
    According to our U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research, shoppers cited a clean and safe environment as one of the top reasons grocery shoppers choose their primary store. Living through COVID-19 has certainly emphasized the need for safety and ...
  • Three Features of the 2021 Annual Meat Conference

    Mar 4, 2021
    FMI and the North American Meat Institute took inspiration from the retail meat industry, rolled up our sleeves and innovatively redesigned the 2021 Annual Meat Conference (AMC), happening virtually March 22-25, 2021. We think you’ll find that one ...
  • The Evolution from Research to Insights

    Mar 3, 2021
    As the Food Industry Association, FMI is uniquely positioned to provide objective research and insights on our industry. Grounded in solid research, we publish important insights about the food industry....
  • Get To Know the Sustainable Seafood Shopper

    Mar 2, 2021
    Today’s shoppers have stocked pantries, full freezers and overused cookbooks due to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a time where grocery shopping habits have changed for so many, one would expect seafood sustainability to drop ...
  • Leadership for the Next New Normal

    Mar 1, 2021
    To navigate the next normal, we’ll need strong leadership. Our Future Leaders experience innovates the industries’ leadership development to bring new strategies to life....
  • Recognizing FMI’s Store Manager Awards Nominees

    Feb 22, 2021
    Working under the threat of an invisible enemy during the COVID-19 pandemic, these leaders have adapted, donning even more hats than ever before. Our Store Manager Awards shine a light on the industry’s premier store manager talent. In May, we will ...
  • Differentiating in Fresh Through Better Forecasting

    Feb 19, 2021
    As a result, retailers need to increasingly focus on how to succeed with fresh across their omnichannel enterprises. They have to make sure fresh remains a differentiator regardless of the selling channel — from in-store to ...
  • Helping Retailers Deliver SafeMark Food Safety Training

    Feb 17, 2021
    Ninety-two percent of retailers believe that it is important for store associates take a retail-specific food safety training program. FMI is proud to deliver the SafeMark® Food Handler and Food Manager training programs – programs developed by ...
  • Speaking from the Heart on Valentine’s Day

    Feb 12, 2021
    I am seizing this opportunity to issue this blog as my heartfelt Valentine’s Day card to the food industry, the community I have always admired and respected, but have come to appreciate and dare I say, love, in some new and more profound ways over ...
  • Test Your Industry Trivia Knowledge

    Feb 11, 2021
    Let’s test your food and industry knowledge. If you answer correctly, then you could probably compete against our inaugural LEAD Trivia Tournament champions, who were crowned at our FMI Executive Midwinter ...