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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  • 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 ...
  • Third-Party Audits Will Take on Greater Importance in 2021

    Jan 25, 2021
    Food safety holds a critical role in a mutually successful buyer/seller partnership. Securing consumer confidence and loyalty are foundational pillars for retailers as they assess supply chain practices and strategies to enhance transparency and ...
  • 100 Years of Educating Supermarket Associates

    Jan 22, 2021
    It’s not often you get to celebrate a 100-year anniversary, but this past weekend I had the opportunity to salute my colleagues at the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) who are marking their Centennial ...
  • Embracing New Retail Foodservice Opportunities

    Jan 21, 2021
    Retailers have stepped up throughout the pandemic to help consumers become more creative with meals ­– and now they have new opportunities to serve needs in the coming ...
  • Finding Solutions for Plastics and Packaging Waste Challenges

    Jan 20, 2021
    I joke that my entryway has turned into ‘Marjorie’s MRF’ because I have so many piles of material to find a new home for. There are extra paper bags to reuse or recycle, extra plastic bags to return to the stores with collection bins, cooler bags to ...
  • Fresh Foods Well Positioned in Changing Landscape

    Jan 19, 2021
    This year began with the hope that society will gradually return to pre-pandemic normality — but some things will not revert back. One of the trends likely to stick is increased consumer interest in home-based meals — especially those incorporating ...
  • And the Supper Bowl Contenders Are….

    Jan 15, 2021
    There are only eleven days to go until we crown the first-ever Supper Bowl Champion, and the competition is intense. After two elimination rounds, the voices of 15,000 voters have spoken and the finalists proceeding to the championship round have ...