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

  • Are We Eating Healthier During COVID-19?

    Jul 28, 2020
    According to the 2020 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, 21% of Gen Z and Millennials report eating much healthier during the COVID-19 pandemic and 27% report eating somewhat healthier during the pandemic. As a Millennial mom I couldn’t help but ...
  • Policy Priorities for the Food Industry During the Pandemic

    Jul 27, 2020
    As the nation continues to fight this battle against the coronavirus pandemic, FMI compiled a set of policy priorities that we believe will help keep our shelves stocked, protect our workers and help ensure the safety of our ...
  • Meet SPAR Thohoyandou Store Manager Awards Finalist

    Jul 27, 2020
    Captain Raymond Mashudu Mutangwa believes that offering exceptional service with a direct, innovative and sincere approach distinguishes SPAR Thohoyandou, one of the company’s biggest stores, in a competitive market....
  • Champions Among Us, Working for You

    Jul 24, 2020
    Undoubtedly, there are countless heroes who have and will emerge from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, especially throughout the food industry. You likely know of a few and may have even witnessed their extraordinary feats first-hand. It is of utmost ...
  • Moving from Weariness to Well-being

    Jul 23, 2020
    For five months now, requirements in addressing COVID-19 have touched, affected, or changed most every aspect of our lives. Not the least of these is the fact it has reversed a significant food trend; it has driven us from being an eating culture, ...
  • Meet The Kroger Co. Store Manager Awards Finalist

    Jul 22, 2020
    Ray Brown has a leadership style that combines dedication, mentorship, vision, agility and a good nature. He meets with his leadership team one on one and in group settings, where they set and then celebrate the achievement of ...
  • Meet Meijer Inc. Store Manager Awards Finalist

    Jul 21, 2020
    It says something about Minesh Patel that one of the things he likes best about his job is how his team makes him feel welcome every day. After all, he spends much, if not most, of his time making customers and employees feel ...
  • Meet Hy-Vee, Inc. Store Manager Awards Finalist

    Jul 20, 2020
    Jen Book, manager of a Hy-Vee location in Altoona, Iowa, was lauded in 2019 for 30-plus years of service and strong management skills. She is not one to let success get to her head, though, and typically works the sales floor to assist shoppers ...
  • The Role of the Retail Dietitian Before, During, and After the Pandemic

    Jul 20, 2020
    How does a health care professional get to practice in the supermarket? And what exactly does a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) do in the retail ...
  • The Pandemic Has Not Stopped Me from Grocery Shopping In Person

    Jul 17, 2020
    The ongoing pandemic has certainly put a crimp in my style. But I never stopped going to the grocery store. While COVID-19 fears shifted online grocery shopping spending from 14.5% to an astounding 27.9%, according to U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends ...
  • COVID-19 and How Emerging Brands Find Value in Mentoring and Community

    Jul 16, 2020
    In this time of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many food brands have seen surges in sales, but emerging brands are having to re-evaluate their businesses, distribution channels, marketing efforts, market strategies and make major ...
  • Meet Fareway Stores, Inc. Store Manager Awards Finalist

    Jul 16, 2020
    While he may have climbed the proverbial ladder, Aric W. Reicks understands the importance of all of the rungs and serves as a mentor to high school and college students who are key to the future of the business and the industry at large....
  • SQF Code Edition 9: Your Input on The Next Step in Global Food Safety

    Jul 15, 2020
    Food retailers play a critical role in influencing food safety protocols and expectations between food manufacturers and ...
  • Meet Brookshire Grocery Co. Store Manager Awards Finalist

    Jul 15, 2020
    In his role managing a Brookshire Grocery Co. store in Kilgore, Texas, Joseph Stephens regularly presents honor ribbons to team members with particularly strong performances. While he’s quick to recognize those who go above and beyond, Stephens sets ...
  • Meet The GIANT Company's Store Manager Awards Finalist

    Jul 14, 2020
    Connecting with others through communication is a hallmark of Gary Cottingham’s managerial style. His nominators cite his authentic communications that combine the big picture, effective storytelling and encouragement of ...