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

  • A Time for Conversations on The Future of Fresh

    Jun 19, 2020
    In the fresh industry, my area of focus at FMI, we need an opportunity not only to listen and learn, but also to converse, collaborate and plan action steps together. The need is great because the pandemic has scrambled so many of the traditional ...
  • Technology Demands Arising from COVID-19

    Jun 18, 2020
    According to the 2020 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way consumers shop for groceries and their expectations from food retailers and suppliers. We particularly see this in the demand for technology ...
  • Collaborating on Health and Well-being

    Jun 17, 2020
    I am most excited in my new role at FMI to connect with so many others working to better serve all aspects of the food industry as together we embrace solutions for health and well-...
  • Free Personal Hygiene Modules for Food Retail Associates

    Jun 16, 2020
    Employees working in the grocery industry face unique food safety challenges. Because reinforcing critical food safety concepts and worker health are more important than ever, we have opened four critical SafeMark® modules for your review....
  • The New Normal Encouraging New Habits

    Jun 15, 2020
    The food industry recognizes that “family meal fatigue” is a real thing for everyone and that customers in all categories are in the same boat in which I find myself. We need help, solutions and new ideas to address the menu challenges of this ...
  • The Time To Learn and Re-Learn Is Now

    Jun 12, 2020
    Each day of Midsummer will kick off with a live streamed Insight Session, designed to offer thought leadership, insights and more on timely topics facing the industry. These sessions will be archived on the Midsummer virtual event platform and ...
  • Feeding Assistance for Every Shopper

    Jun 10, 2020
    FMI and its member companies have myriad resources for consumers to help navigate federal feeding programs and tips on how to shop on a budget and prepare affordable meals....
  • Providing an FMI Member Forum During Disruption

    Jun 9, 2020
    The current pandemic has drastically impacted how we normally do business. As operating procedures shift, reliable, fast information has become critical. To meet the need and supplement our FMI Coronavirus Resource page, FMI has launched a knowledge ...
  • Important Store Management Training During COVID-19

    Jun 8, 2020
    Pre-COVID-19, FMI partnered with grocery industry specialist Harold Lloyd to debut a new webinar education series for store directors and store managers designed to help stores and teams operate at their greatest. The first webinar took place on ...
  • The Food Industry’s Role on World Food Safety Day

    Jun 5, 2020
    Food safety is a shared responsibility, and everyone plays a role in keeping food safe—from farm to fork. Please join FMI for World Food Safety Day on June 7, to honor the food safety heroes who help to protect the safety of our food supply and help ...
  • Requirements for a New Normal in the Food Supply Chain

    Jun 3, 2020
    Normal is a comforting word; even saying it aloud offers context and sets expectations. When it comes to the business of food and our greater marketplace, the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly upended the ordinary. Today, the meaning of normal seems to ...
  • Understanding the Food Retailing Industry During COVID-19

    Jun 1, 2020
    We are surveying our industry during a particularly challenge-riddled time, where COVID-19 has caused our day-to-day store operations and business plans to change dramatically in a very short period. That is why participation in this year’s Speaks ...
  • Food Waste During COVID-19

    May 28, 2020
    We are both single shopper households, and during the COVID-19 pandemic have been lucky to be able to work from home while experimenting with new ways of food shopping and “cooking.” Right in line with a finding in the U.S. Grocery Trends COVID 19 ...
  • Next Steps In Couponing

    May 26, 2020
    As we have seen in past recessions, most recently in 2008, coupon usage increases dramatically when consumers feel economic pressure. From 2008-2009, all coupon redemption increased 15.2%. What will that number look like this time around? Inmar ...
  • Photo Friday: Vice President Hosts Food Industry Panel at Hy-Vee, Inc.

    May 22, 2020
    In front of a small group of food industry executives, political and agricultural leaders, and members of the media, Vice President Mike Pence commended the industry for its extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, “You’ve done an ...