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  • Hurricane Preparedness and Response Resources

    Sep 11, 2018
    Hurricane and storm season is upon us and the first potential major storm of the years, Florence, is threatening the Eastern coast of the United States. To help our members prepare their stores, associates, supply chains and communities we’ve put ...
  • How Is Technology Changing Grocery Shopping?

    Sep 10, 2018
    This year’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends study took a deep dive into the world of technology to understand how the evolving digital world is changing how Americans shop for food and how that may impact food retailers. On the surface, when we decided ...
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month™ Featured in Times Square

    Sep 7, 2018
    To kick off the fourth annual National Family Meals Month™, this new infographic with the message "More Matters at the Table and On Your Plate" appeared in Times Square on September 4. This represents a unique collaboration to combine the September ...
  • Advice from a Retailer: Six Common Pitfalls for Emerging Brands to Avoid

    Sep 6, 2018
    Introducing a new brand to the marketplace can be equal parts excitement and frustration. Joshua Dooley of QFC/Kroger shares his insights and advice on six common pitfalls for emerging brands that can make the difference between flourishing and ...
  • Rediscover the Value of GM-HBC

    Sep 5, 2018
    Shoppers enjoy the discovery process. We feel like everyday heroes when we bring home a new product or experiment with a new recipe for a family meal. Arguably, for food retailers, translating this same consumer experience to toothpaste or light ...
  • Kids or No Kids: How Millennials Are Grocery Shopping

    Sep 4, 2018
    We decided to look at the U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends2018 findings on Millennials verses Millennials with kids and see not only if our personal habits match the trends, but also how closely in-line our habits are to each ...
  • FMI Kicks-Off National Family Meals Month™

    Aug 31, 2018
    FMI and AFFI staff kick off the fourth annual National Family Meals Month with a staff family potluck ...
  • A Standard of Identity Crisis

    Aug 30, 2018
    This transient nature of vocabulary – where words can shift and take on additional definitions or shades of meaning -- is becoming a significant issue in the world of food ...
  • Technology, Loyalty and Millennials

    Aug 29, 2018
    Millennials continue to lead the way online in using the same-day and next-day delivery models but also in subscribing to meal kits and in taking advantage of online touchpoints for food service takeout or delivery....
  • Eating and Shopping Well — An Independent Operator Experience

    Aug 28, 2018
    Food retailers, particularly independent operators, are uniquely positioned to be a resource in helping shoppers eat well by offering knowledge, support, inspiration and ...
  • Partnerships Provide Family Meal Month Momentum

    Aug 27, 2018
    The movement is gaining momentum, and our country’s elected officials are joining the party, thanks to the efforts of FMI members and state grocery and retail associations....
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month™ Visits FMI's State Issues Retreat

    Aug 24, 2018
    This year at FMI’s State Issues Retreat, participants celebrated National Family Meals Month™ by enjoying dinner together as a family! Mitty, the National Family Meals Month spokesmitt, made an appearance and celebrated with the group that included ...
  • Eating Healthy: The Intersection of Consumer and Regulatory Trends

    Aug 23, 2018
    While many eaters have contrasting views on what exactly they mean when they “eat well,” food retailers across the country continue to implement new programs and abide by new standards that help the industry’s and consumers’ goals of promoting ...
  • Eating Well Today: What It Means To Consumers

    Aug 22, 2018
    In the not-so-distant past, eating well entailed consuming enough sustenance to survive. More recently, it has meant fulfilling personal health and nutrition needs....
  • Ready for Some Good News?

    Aug 20, 2018
    We can all use some good news and if you are a traditional food retailer, the 2018 edition of FMI’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends has ...