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

  • Keeping Food Safety Top of Mind When Sourcing Produce Grown Indoors

    Apr 18, 2022
    Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operations, such as hydroponics and indoor farming, can help with meeting the needs of shoppers by providing a variety of fresh produce that is sourced locally. But it is not without its own ...
  • Key Factors Influencing U.S. Grocery Shoppers

    Apr 13, 2022
    Consumers have witnessed a barrage of breaking news headlines over the last two years. Between a pandemic and resulting supply chain issues, and now increased inflation, there are weighty concerns on the minds of shoppers. However, Americans tell us ...
  • A Walk Through the Supermarket: Store Operations on Fresh Foods

    Apr 12, 2022
    I’m new to FMI and learning a lot about the ins and outs of the food industry. In preparation for our Store Operations Series: Fresh Focal Point, I took a virtual walk through the supermarkets with FMI’s in-house expert, Rick Stein, vice president ...
  • Photo Friday: FMI Participates in White House Trucking Event

    Apr 8, 2022
    FMI's Jennifer Hatcher and Christine Pollack were invited to attend a White House event to celebrate the trucking profession and the Biden Administration's 90 Day Trucking Challenge to expand the trucking ...
  • Driving Value by Framing the Grocery Store as a Destination for Health and Well-being

    Apr 8, 2022
    When food and nutrition programs are delivered by credible experts in the grocery store (in-person or online), the idea of framing the grocery store as a community destination for health and well-being comes to life. At FMI’s Midwinter Executive ...
  • How Does FMI Know the Current State of the Food Industry?

    Apr 6, 2022
    The answer is from YOU. We know because the industry tells us each year when we ask, as we have been doing every year for more than 70 years. The first ever The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report appeared in 1949. Seventy-three years ...
  • All Hail Locally Grown: The King of Product Attributions

    Apr 4, 2022
    The farmer from down the street skillfully cultivating a lettuce patch, community field workers carefully inspecting the ripeness of strawberries and clean water from a local reservoir hydrating a nearby apple orchard – these are just some of the ...
  • The Metamorphosis of Finance and Auditing in Food Retail

    Mar 31, 2022
    Today’s supermarkets are not your parents’ grocery stores. They have evolved to incorporate sweeping technological advancements that enhance customer service, inventory maintenance, checkout efficiency and financial recordkeeping and transactions. ...
  • The Time to Prepare is Now

    Mar 30, 2022
    Every year, more than 2 million workers become victims of workplace violence (WPV), and close to half of human resource professionals say their organization has experienced a WPV incident. In fact, workplace violence has become so pervasive, it’s ...
  • Six Degrees of Separation No More

    Mar 29, 2022
    After two full years of being separated and unable to participate in-person at events, it was a breath of fresh air (literally and figuratively) to attend the Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) Innovation Showcase in Overland Park, KS, March 21-23. ...
  • Resilience in Troubled Times

    Mar 28, 2022
    About 100 Western Michigan University (WMU) junior and senior food marketing students together with their faculty celebrated a successful 56th Food Marketing Conference in Grand Rapids, MI this past week. The annual event brought together around 700 ...
  • 2022 Midwinter Executive Conference by the Numbers

    Mar 25, 2022
    The 2022 Midwinter Executive Conference starts next week in Orlando, FL and top industry executives will gather in-person for the first time in over two years. Discussions among trading partners and education opportunities are designed to help a ...
  • FMI Proudly Endorses the MNT Act to Increase Access to Counseling with Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

    Mar 24, 2022
    Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is defined as evidence-based nutrition treatment provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), to include a nutrition diagnosis along with therapeutic and counseling services to prevent, delay or manage ...
  • Spotlight: Grocery Stores Encourage Health and Well-being

    Mar 22, 2022
    This video spotlights how food retailers are encouraging health and well-being for both shoppers and employees and how programs pivoted during the pandemic to stay connected, offer support and expand outreach. Watch to see Sarah Kiel, RD, wellness ...
  • Seafood Resonates Now More Than Ever

    Mar 17, 2022
    After two years of looking at people through screens, it was so nice to see real people at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) this past week in Boston where we shared and released the latest Power of Seafood report. While the past two years have ...