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

  • It’s Time to Better Connect the Fresh Supply Chain

    Sep 9, 2020
    Improved data, analytics and visibility are essential to better connect the industry and make us more prepared for whatever lies ahead. That was a key message from speakers at FMI FreshForward....
  • Why Do Shoppers “Shop Around?”

    Sep 8, 2020
    What is it that drives grocery shoppers to “shop around?” For many grocery shoppers it is private or store brands. Private brands, according to Trends, are a key driver of perceptions that the store meets a shopper’s needs. Grocery stores that ...
  • A Work of Majesty and Awe

    Sep 4, 2020
    This Labor Day, I am grateful for the thousands of grocery workers who day-in and day-out pay attention to the details of their work, who maintain the discipline of devoted sacrifice and service to their communities, and who overcome fear and ...
  • FMI & CART Launch TechTalk Series

    Sep 3, 2020
    We believe with the ongoing and accelerating growth of digital/ecommerce including both omnichannel and pure play, as well as increasing labor costs will radically alter retail profit and loss statements. FMI sees the above technologies as both ...
  • Pandemic Drives New Imperatives for Private Brands

    Sep 2, 2020
    It’s always nice to be appreciated and appreciation for private brands has only grown during the COVID-19 crisis. They have been able to meet consumer needs when many manufacturer brands were out of stock at ...
  • Water is Foundational to Our Food System and Economy

    Aug 31, 2020
    Water is not just for safety and cleanliness. Water is foundational to our food system as well as to our world’s economy. According to McKinsey & Company’s recent article water is as important to the world’s economy as oil or data....
  • A Millennial Declaration to Strengthen Family Meals

    Aug 27, 2020
    At the intersection of health and well-being and food safety, the Family Meals Movement signifies community service, inclusion, respect and a drive to build a brighter future ...
  • Getting Consumers Reenergized About Fresh Foods

    Aug 26, 2020
    Fresh had become the leading innovation force for retailers, but the pandemic altered that story as consumers pantry loaded. Now it’s time to take back that leadership role by getting consumers more engaged with fresh again. Here are key takeaways ...
  • The ROOT of De-Escalation

    Aug 24, 2020
    De-escalation is all about assisting and improving a challenging situation. What that might be depends on the circumstances and the people involved. Your intervention might be something you do, something you say or choosing to do nothing at ...
  • It’s Simple: Let’s Get Coin Moving Together

    Aug 21, 2020
    FMI has launched a coin circulation resource page to help drive awareness. Leslie Sarasin, FMI president and chief executive officer, recorded a PSA to highlight how the coin circulation disruption is impacting millions of Americans and we ...
  • Finding Helpers in Your Neighborhood

    Aug 21, 2020
    With the help of SAP, the FMI Jam COVID-19 Online Community was built and opened in late April to provide FMI members a place to go to connect with others on issues and find providers of personal protective equipment (PPE) that was in short supply ...
  • Strong Leaders Plan for Both Now and the Future: A Discussion with Dagmar Boggs, The Coca-Cola Company

    Aug 20, 2020
    The Chief Retail Sales and Bottler Operations Officer at The Coca-Cola Company, Dagmar Boggs, reinforces The Coca-Cola Company’s strong tradition of growing people within the company who have demonstrated the ability to deliver excellent results in ...
  • When One Plus One Equals Three with Family Meals

    Aug 20, 2020
    A powerful team of terms are the words family meal. Taken individually, the words family and meal take you down very different paths, but put them together and they form an entirely different emotively powerful ...
  • The Future of Food Safety Auditing

    Aug 18, 2020
    Food safety continues to grow in importance to the American consumer, and so grows the importance of well-trained food safety auditors. We wants to ensure there are well-trained auditors for years to come, so the FMI Foundation in partnership with ...
  • Accelerating the Need for Collaborative Partnerships

    Aug 17, 2020
    Our upcoming Annual Business Conference (ABC) is an ideal forum to set the stage for competing in and collaborating in the evolving retail landscape. In speaking with numerous retail and supplier members, the general consensus is that there are five ...