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  • Marking Pivotal Anniversaries in Food Safety

    Sep 6, 2017
    We’re celebrating a paper anniversary of the compliance date of two of seven major rules that significantly impact the way our supply chain does business: the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule for Human and Animal Foods rules bolster the long-term ...
  • Resources for Food Retailers Preparing for and Responding to Hurricane Irma

    Sep 5, 2017
    FMI wants to be a resource for our members that operate in Puerto Rico, Florida and other Southeastern states as they prepare for and later respond to Hurricane ...
  • BBQ and National Family Meals Month: A Perfect Pair

    Sep 5, 2017
    As the barbecue team continues to travel around and cook contests across the country, we often spend time with our “barbecue family.” Our local association, the Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association, has chosen to support National Family Meals Month by ...
  • The Future of Government Relationships

    Aug 31, 2017
    FMI’s government relations experts have decades of government and industry experience that we tap every day to educate policymakers on the potential impact of policy decisions on our members’ businesses, customers and communities....
  • Hurricane Harvey: Information, Resources and Donation Options for Food Retail

    Aug 29, 2017
    As our thoughts and hearts go out to those whose lives have been forever changed by this weather phenomenon, we grasp for those actions we can take that can help bring relief to those ...
  • Family Meals Fuel Better Nutrition

    Aug 29, 2017
    As a Registered Dietitian, I believe that one of the best health promotion messages is to simply encourage family meals. Consumers tell us that they would like to eat healthier, but also say that nutrition advice is confusing. As a result, the ...
  • September is We Card Awareness Month

    Aug 28, 2017
    September is We Card Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to train or re-train employees and raise awareness of the FDA regulations and state law compliance on the sale of ...
  • Photo Friday: Oregon Dairy

    Aug 25, 2017
    Lucas Darnell, director of member relations and advocacy for the eastern region of FMI, visited with Jon Hurst, kitchen manager, and Curvin Hurst, owner, of Oregon Dairy in Lititz, Pennsylvania....
  • Supermarkets Can Offer Health in Every Aisle

    Aug 24, 2017
    Today many food retailers see their mission to be a key partner in health and wellness in the communities they serve. This vison is backed by FMI’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2017 research that 45 percent of consumers perceive their primary food ...
  • Telling the Story of Sustainability in Food Retail

    Aug 23, 2017
    Consumers want to know this fact – they want to feel like the store where they shop and where they get their favorite things shares their broader values. But they want to see behind the numbers to what these efforts really mean. Data is always ...
  • Submit your Nomination Today for the FMI Food Safety Innovation Award

    Aug 22, 2017
    The FMI Food Safety Innovation Award is presented annually in conjunction with the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) to a company or organization for demonstrating a commitment to the advancement of food protection through ...
  • When It Comes to Produce, The Eyes Decide

    Aug 21, 2017
    Power of Produce 2017 finds three-quarter of shoppers plan their produce purchases pre-trip, and an even greater 86 percent of shoppers readily admit unplanned fruits and vegetables purchases frequently end up in their cart. That’s what makes ...
  • Navigating the Curiosity to Comfort Crux

    Aug 18, 2017
    This metamorphosis of the food retail landscape is most evident with regard to the further decline of traditional supermarkets as a primary ...
  • Start Your National Family Meals Month™ Campaign With In-Store Excellence

    Aug 17, 2017
    Research tells us that nearly nine out of 10 food retailers already routinely take advantage of in-store marketing initiatives like product sampling (86 percent) or healthy recipes (86 percent) and good-for-you product displays (86 percent) (2017 ...
  • Creating a Food Theater in Your Store

    Aug 16, 2017
    A colleague of mine recently celebrated her birthday in a rather unusual manner. Instead of going to an upscale restaurant or taking in a performance, she had her birthday celebration at a grocery store. You see, this millennial colleague loves the ...