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

  • VIDEO: Food Industry Supply Chain in Focus

    Dec 16, 2021
    FMI Vice President, Industry Relations Doug Baker and Senior Director, Supply Chain & Sustainability Marjorie DePuy discuss some of the supply chain challenges impacting the food industry like port disruptions and labor shortages, their impact on ...
  • Healthy Eating Meets Budget-Friendly – Introducing a New Tool from USDA

    Dec 15, 2021
    With many consumers leveraging food for better health with a cost-conscious approach, there’s a new tool available from USDA, premiering as the first of its kind. With the tagline “Healthy food choices don’t have to cost a lot” the Shop Simple with ...
  • VIDEO: Food Retailers and Government Work Together during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Dec 14, 2021
    In this video, FMI President and CEO Leslie Sarasin and Chief Public Policy Officer Jennifer Hatcher discuss the significant investments food retailers made in enhancing store safety measures and the industry’s partnership with government agencies ...
  • What is Operational Sustainability Anyway?

    Dec 13, 2021
    FMI recently hosted a discussion featuring the Ratio Institute, a nonprofit focused on achieving sustainable food retailing through expert collaboration, industry resources and practical tools. The discuss was designed to provide members of our ...
  • A Touch of Family Reunion Raucousness

    Dec 10, 2021
    My father had 11 brothers and sisters, largely because my grandfather was a farmer whose workforce strategy was “it’s easier to sire than hire.” Coming from such a large brood meant that when the next generation emerged, family reunions were a huge ...
  • Meet Up and Make Merry at the 2022 Meat Conference

    Dec 9, 2021
    Never has the road ahead of us looked less clear. Since last we gathered as the meat retail community, many facets of our lives have changed. We shopped differently, we ate differently and we worked differently. As a community, we came together to ...
  • VIDEO: Grocery Workforce Front and Center

    Dec 7, 2021
    FMI President and CEO Leslie Sarasin discusses the contributions and investments our industry has made to support its workers, contribute to the economy and meet the needs of Americans throughout the ...
  • How To Express Your Love on That Special Day in February

    Dec 6, 2021
    No, we’re not talking about Valentine’s Day. February is when we celebrate Supermarket Employee Day on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (2.22.22). Here are some action items for preparing to express our love and appreciation for those supermarket heroes ...
  • VIDEO: The Impact of Tax Increases on Food Retailers

    Dec 2, 2021
    Over the last year, America’s grocers stepped up and made the necessary investments to safely keep stores open and shelves stocked. Now, after one of the most challenging years for the food retail industry, lawmakers are proposing raising business ...
  • Fresh is Front and Center for Growth, Investments

    Dec 1, 2021
    New research from FMI and Deloitte quantifies the level of importance of the fresh foods category to the food retail industry and highlights opportunities for new strategic investments to drive revenue growth, including boosting the in-store ...
  • Strength and Resilience in the Food Supply Chain

    Nov 30, 2021
    During a recent White House roundtable on the supply chain, CEOs from FMI member companies Food Lion, Kroger, and Walmart all told President Biden the food supply chain is both resilient and robust to meet the needs of all Americans this December ...
  • Showing Our Thanks This Giving Tuesday

    Nov 30, 2021
    We at the FMI Foundation would like to thank all of the companies that have supported our efforts in the past, especially those that stepped up to support us in this year of uncertainty. Your generosity gives us the opportunity to support the ...
  • Food Scraps - The Ultimate (Re)Gifts?

    Nov 29, 2021
    Last year, I put a kitchen compost bin on my wish list for the holidays. I was surprised and elated to unwrap it on Christmas morning and have used it every day since. Returning inedible food scraps back to Mother Earth throughout the year has been ...
  • Hosting a Profound Thanksgiving

    Nov 24, 2021
    Thanksgiving Day asks us to examine the events in our lives and scrutinize them in a light of gratitude. It gives us an opportunity to recognize that even the tough stuff of life like pandemics, when faced with courage and hope, provide ...
  • 5 Awesome & Easy Ways to Celebrate Supermarket Employee Day

    Nov 23, 2021
    Supermarket Employee Day is the official day created in 2021 by FMI to give back to the people and teams who are the unsung heroes of the grocery store! Building on the energy from the inaugural start, for Supermarket Employee Day 2022, here are ...