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

  • As Shoppers Become Brand Agnostic, What Does That Mean for Private Brands?

    Aug 14, 2020
    Today’s shoppers bring a broad and sophisticated range of criteria with them when making their food shopping decisions. While there still remain occasions and situations where brand is the prime driver (I would never consider any ketchup other than ...
  • Dietary Guidelines Should Be Science-Based and Practical for Consumers

    Aug 13, 2020
    Shopper decisions are based on so many factors to include labels, ingredients, allergens, specific nutrients, not to mention taste, quality, and price. At the end of the day, recommendations must be practical and realistic to support consumer health ...
  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Family Meals

    Aug 12, 2020
    The genius of the Wizard of Oz story lies in its ability to creatively convey a simple, but hard truth about human nature; we frequently go wishing for miracle solutions to our problems, when the answers we seek are already in our possession. Tin ...
  • Prioritizing Food to People: Packaging, Plastics and Avoiding Food Waste

    Aug 11, 2020
    According to data from ReFED and Feeding America, the number of Americans struggling with hunger since the COVID-19 pandemic has risen from 40 million to a staggering 54 million ...
  • Making Food Safety Training Accessible to All

    Aug 10, 2020
    Food safety training and certification has been established as a key activity to reduce the risk of preventable foodborne ...
  • Store Managers Shine Bright: Cast Your Vote in the People's Pick

    Aug 7, 2020
    If you haven’t already, please meet our 2020 Store Manager Awards Finalists and then cast your vote for your favorite store manager in our People’s Pick Contest running from Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14....
  • Taking Stock of Where We Are: A Look at the Impact of COVID-19 on Grocery Shopper Habits

    Aug 6, 2020
    For five long months, we have all been experiencing the unprecedented realities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the frustrating truths of supply and the dramatically increased demand for groceries. Once ingrained grocery shopping ...
  • Confessions of a Leftover Laggard

    Aug 6, 2020
    I admit to being a bit late to the game when it comes to appreciating the benefits and advantages to leftovers. Truth be told, I’ve never liked them. Even as a child, my Mother reported I would roll my eyes and, in my television-influenced ...
  • Supporting FMI Members with Health and Well-Being

    Aug 5, 2020
    As you may well know, the FMI logo has three overlapping arches which represent our efforts to (1) advocate, (2) collaborate and (3) educate as we support food industry efforts to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply. ...
  • Beyond TP and Sanitizers: Why a Virtual Exchange Platform Serves the Food Industry Year Round

    Aug 4, 2020
    The new Food Industry Exchange, an electronic, subscription-based sustainable marketplace developed for FMI by The Seam is a valuable tool in shoring-up supply chains in anticipation of disruption. The Food Industry Exchange launched during the ...
  • How to Create a Safe Recipe

    Aug 3, 2020
    Consumers are more likely to follow food safety instructions if they are embedded within the recipe. To further enhance this behavior, the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) is sponsoring the inaugural 30-Minute Meals Safe Recipe Contest ...
  • Leadership Insights with Mark Skogen, CEO of Festival Foods

    Jul 31, 2020
    Leadership is not about profits, clients, and mergers. It’s about building a sustainable, dynamic work culture and creating the next generation of leaders so that a company can continuously thrive, meet the challenges of today and create solutions ...
  • When Every Penny Counts, We Need to #GetCoinMoving

    Jul 30, 2020
    FMI joined the Federal Reserve’s Coin Task Force to work collaboratively with other stakeholders to identify why we have a coin problem and how we can fix it. We are experiencing a coin circulation problem, not a coin “shortage.” There are billions ...
  • Essential Jobs: Building Resilience through Private-Public Partnerships

    Jul 30, 2020
    Our industry has risen to the occasion and managed the challenges that have emerged during this national emergency. The grocery industry and the food supply chain that supports it have worked tirelessly to keep food available to American customers ...
  • Making the Cut: Meat and Poultry Back to the Center of the Plate

    Jul 29, 2020
    Think of today’s selling environment like one of those retail meat cut posters hanging in the butcher shop or meat department. There is a market as a whole, but it is portioned into different sections. Each section has its own features and ...