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

  • Eyeing Greater Urgency on Key Issues

    Mar 16, 2022
    As we near what we hope is the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, FMI and Oliver Wyman have reconvened and published Volume 7 of our annual journal to provide a future-focused roadmap for the food industry that harnesses the wisdom and insights learned ...
  • Talk, Exchange, Pitch: FMItech at Midwinter

    Mar 15, 2022
    FMItech at Midwinter promotes conversations, explorations and private exchanges to enhance your technology strategy. We bring together FMI Midwinter attendees focused on technology, ecommerce and automation strategies to create actionable next steps....
  • What Do Americans Really Eat? Help Us Find Out

    Mar 14, 2022
    Have you ever wondered how much cereal or how many sandwiches we eat? How packaged foods contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of Americans? Or how the nutrient and ingredient profiles of foods are shifting in response to consumer demands? If ...
  • Inspire People to Greatness

    Mar 11, 2022
    Developing a strong aptitude for impactful communication in your personal and professional life is a goal everyone should strive for. Likewise, thoughtful and strategic communication skills should be the goal of every asset protection professional. ...
  • The Price is Right… On Par with Appearance and Ripeness

    Mar 10, 2022
    According to FMI’s 2022 Power of Produce report, price now ranks as the number-one factor produce consumers consider. Twenty-five percent of shoppers ranked price first when making fresh produce purchasing decisions, followed by appearance (19%), ...
  • Supermarket RDN Spotlight: Elizabeth Hall – Navigating Nutrition in the Aisles and Beyond

    Mar 9, 2022
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, also known as “RDN Day” is celebrated annually during National Nutrition Month® on the second Wednesday in March. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) established this occasion to increase ...
  • Interview with Chieh Huang of Boxed: Part II, Supply Chain and Technology

    Mar 8, 2022
    FMI Midwinter Executive Conference Chairman and Co-Founder and CEO of Boxed.com, Chieh Huang, has a storied career starting his wholesale technology platform after a successful background in both law and tech. Before he takes the stage at our ...
  • Are You Prepared for Potential Threats?

    Mar 7, 2022
    In today’s world, the margin separating a completely average day from a day where yet another violent incident takes place feels razor thin. False and misleading narratives have undermined public trust in our institutions. Increasing societal ...
  • Interview with Chieh Huang, Boxed.com: Part I, Investments in Workforce

    Mar 4, 2022
    FMI Midwinter Executive Conference Chairman and Co-Founder and CEO of Boxed.com, Chieh Huang, responded to several questions I had for him regarding his journey to build a successful wholesale and technology platform from the ground-up that recently ...
  • March is National Nutrition Month®: Time to Celebrate a World of Flavor

    Mar 3, 2022
    National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy), which happens to be the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Each year the Academy choses a different theme ...
  • Extending Online Sales Opportunities via Convenience and Personalization

    Mar 2, 2022
    As explored in our U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2021 report, based on research conducted by the Hartman Group, several factors drove the increase in online grocery shopping during the pandemic. Among those factors, we’ve identified shoppers’ desire ...
  • Supermarket Employee Day – Celebrating “Two”gether

    Feb 28, 2022
    On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 the food industry proudly and enthusiastically celebrated the supermarket heroes that make us proud each and every day feeding families and enriching lives in our local communities around the ...
  • The Power of Meat Is Coming!

    Feb 28, 2022
    Amongst the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain challenges and price increases, myriad factors are impacting the ever-changing landscape shaped by consumer shopping trends. How are these factors impacting the meat department? The Power of Meat 2022, ...
  • The Best Time to Prepare for a Storm

    Feb 25, 2022
    Currently, the gene edited foods in the marketplace remains limited to a soybean-based oil lower in saturated fat. At this point consumer awareness, concern, and questions about this new food technology tool remains relatively low. It is not raining,...
  • Employee Empowerment and Continuous Improvement Drive Whole Foods Market‘s Food Safety Culture

    Feb 25, 2022
    At our January 2022 FMI Food Protection Committee Meeting, we recognized Whole Foods Market with the FMI Food Safety Innovation Award for their strong food safety culture that strives for continuous improvement. To highlight key aspects of their ...