Voice of The Food Industry Blog

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

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  • State of Change in the Meat Industry: What You Need to Know

    Feb 10, 2021
    Even though the average consumer may not think much about how it gets there, a lot of work, thought and resources go into each product in the retail meat case. And behind every piece of protein there are many people who make it happen, from the farm,...
  • Gen Z Traits That Match Food Industry Needs

    Feb 9, 2021
    Gen Z, including anyone born after 1997, makes up about 23% of the U.S. population and, as a generation, is starting to contribute to the economy by becoming a bigger share of the workforce. To help the food retail industry better understand the ...
  • The Future of Food Safety with FMI’s Food Safety Innovation Award Winner

    Feb 8, 2021
    At our January 2021 FMI Food Protection Committee Meeting we recognized Amazon with the FMI Food Safety Innovation Award. Amazon has grown a culture of innovation through its Leadership Principles that drives the company to continue advancing food ...
  • What is Happening With SNAP?

    Feb 5, 2021
    There have been several developments in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)over the past several weeks. Since these developments are happening on multiple fronts, we thought it would be helpful if we compile the most important ...
  • Cold Storage is Crucial in Ecommerce Fulfillment

    Feb 4, 2021
    As retailers across the country experiment to find the best strategies to assemble and prepare online orders as quickly and efficiently as possible, cold chain management is emerging as a crucial consideration, especially as it relates to food ...
  • Consumer Food Safety Education in the Age of COVID-19

    Feb 4, 2021
    The truth is, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed us, particularly when it comes to gathering around the table for a family meal. It has uprooted our normal and has ...
  • What’s for Supper During the Super Bowl? Serve up a Supper Bowl Champion Dish

    Feb 3, 2021
    Super Bowl LV pits the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Supper Bowl had the powerhouse Hy-Vee, Inc. competing against the jammin’ J. M. Smucker Company in the championship round....
  • How the Food Industry Can Write the Next Normal

    Feb 3, 2021
    At our 2021 Midwinter Executive Conference, Leslie Sarasin, FMI president and CEO, addressed how the food industry can write the next normal post-COVID-19....
  • Honey, I Think We Need Another Freezer!

    Feb 2, 2021
    I have been working with our colleagues at the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) on our second Power of Frozen at Retail research report. As I reviewed the results of the consumer survey we conducted and the data provided by IRI, I could ...
  • Headlines from FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference

    Feb 1, 2021
    Last week’s FMI Midwinter Executive Conference certainly made headlines with thought-provoking educational sessions, featuring diverse perspectives among food industry icons; predictions about the future of grocery amidst a global pandemic; ...
  • The Resume of a Store Manager

    Jan 29, 2021
    Have you ever wondered what’s included in the job description of a store manager? It requires an individual to have myriad skills and diverse talents to land the job. These hardworking individuals often wear many hats as they jump from project to ...
  • Showcasing Small Brand Innovations to Keep Food Retailers Buzzing

    Jan 28, 2021
    Seeking to identify new food product innovations that are entering the market and primed to solve for a consumer’s unmet needs is always a quest for food retailers. In today’s digital world, there are many product discovery tools and platforms for ...
  • Offense is Your Best Defense: Health & Well-being

    Jan 27, 2021
    With an increased interest on staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic food retailers and suppliers continue to be key partners for health and well-being in the communities they serve for employees and customers ...
  • An Overview of Food Recalls from 2017-2020

    Jan 26, 2021
    Recently, FMI published two reports that summarize FDA and USDA recall press releases from 2017 through 2020. While FDA and USDA recall press releases do not account for every recall or public health alert, they represent significant recall events ...
  • You Are Essential: COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkits

    Jan 25, 2021
    For nearly a year, we have been navigating a national health emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of an industry deemed essential to the nation’s COVID-19 response, FMI members have been and continue to be a critical component ...