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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  • How Far is the U.S. from COVID-19 Herd Immunity?

    Mar 26, 2021
    Like many of you, I have been following the march toward COVID-19 herd immunity for months. I’ve also been considering the personal considerations for consumers and the business implications for the food industry. I’ve taken note of how the issue of ...
  • Set the Table for Mediterranean Family Meals

    Mar 25, 2021
    When gathering around the table for Mediterranean-style family meals, the connections made between food and health and people and joy can grow even stronger. The Mediterranean Diet is based on the traditional eating habits of the countries ...
  • FMI Food Protection Committee Establishes 2021 Food Safety Initiatives

    Mar 24, 2021
    FMI’s Food Protection Committee (FPC) establishes annual initiatives to focus work, allow for resource allocation and highlight food safety issues that are topical and need industry collaboration for improvement. This year, the initiatives for the ...
  • What’s the Verdict on Plant-Based Fish Alternatives?

    Mar 23, 2021
    Our 2021 Power of Seafood report finds the biggest reason behind an increase in grocery seafood sales is consumers are trying to eat healthier (59%). In fact, 72% of frequent seafood consumers are putting more effort into making healthy and ...
  • Getting Smarter Together

    Mar 22, 2021
    We believe that we are smarter together than we are solo. We also believe that the racial issues confronting us are too large and complex to be tackled in isolation and that DEI concerns are a non-competitive issue for our industry. We want to ...
  • How To Remove Friction in the Supply Chain

    Mar 17, 2021
    A year into our collective COVID-19 response, most people now have a more informed view of our global supply chains and know the time and materials involved in moving goods around the world and around our country. As we are wired to ask ourselves: ...
  • Staying Strong with Family Meals and Food Safety

    Mar 16, 2021
    The time is right to help families include food safety skills and healthy eating habits at home, especially as they cook and enjoy more family meals together. With registered dietitians and food safety experts taking on greater responsibilities, the ...
  • The Ups and Downs of Food Prices

    Mar 15, 2021
    Food prices definitely did rise in 2020. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s analysis of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) found that prices for “food-at-home” (i.e., purchased from a grocery store or other retail format) increased by 3.5% ...
  • FMI and Harold Lloyd: A New Virtual Store Tour Series and More

    Mar 12, 2021
    Recently, many events have moved to virtual platforms and now store tours (at least for now) are moving to the virtual world. An insightful experience that is normally featured at the Midwinter Executive Conference and during in-person share group ...
  • 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 ...