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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  • Being the Champion of Supermarket Employees

    Nov 22, 2021
    Reflecting back on 2021, it reminds me of the final scenes of that original award-winning movie, Rocky, where Sylvester Stallone’s character has the chance to face the biggest challenge of his career and is knocked down again and again only to ...
  • Equal Opportunity Through Supplier Diversity

    Nov 18, 2021
    E pluribus unum, meaning “Out of many, one.” This iconic Latin motto speaks to the heart of the American ethos. Put another way, one could interpret the phrase as “We’re all in this together,” which is not only an apt description of democracy, but ...
  • Food Retail Meets Tech

    Nov 17, 2021
    From frictionless checkout to inventory controls to mobile payment apps, today’s food retail business owners face a lot of technological opportunities. In addition, thankfully, recent advancements in food technology—the branch of science dedicated ...
  • The Boost We Need to Be a Better Version of Ourselves

    Nov 16, 2021
    Almost one-third of Americans saw our National Family Meals Month messaging either in store, through social media, on package, in print or on television. Of those who saw it, nine out ten reported that the messaging impacted how they shopped or what ...
  • Celebrating and Elevating Store Managers

    Nov 12, 2021
    Every year FMI recognizes top store manager talent among FMI member retailers through the FMI Store Manager Awards. Upon my arrival to FMI, I learned the Store Manager Awards are an FMI staff favorite. The recognition and celebration of store ...
  • Finding New Meaning in Veterans Day

    Nov 10, 2021
    Holiday traditions have a way of growing and shifting over time as new layers of meaning and new customs are added to the ways we celebrate them. This is as true with Veterans Day as it is with other holidays. Its meaning has shifted and expanded ...
  • Food as Medicine Program Evaluation Guide– Time to Connect the Dots

    Nov 5, 2021
    Over the course of the past year, together with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy), FMI has been methodically introducing the concept of Food as Medicine, explaining the program models specific to the food retail setting, identifying ...
  • Demonstrating a Commitment to Food Safety through Innovation

    Nov 4, 2021
    A strong food safety culture is not dependent on one element. Rather, elements of food safety culture must be integrated throughout an organization, at all levels - from the top ...
  • Seizing the ROI of Social Responsibility

    Nov 3, 2021
    Give and you shall receive. This age-old adage is not only fitting for this charitable time of year, but it also provides concise guidance for food retailers looking to maximize customer loyalty and satisfaction. Now more than ever, consumers want ...
  • Rebuilding to Rejuvenate: Northside Community Center @CUB

    Nov 2, 2021
    Tears were shed, patience was spent and tempers flared. Members of Minneapolis’ Black community had seen enough. The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, summoned hundreds of thousands to the streets for a protest that would eventually inspire a ...
  • Mastercard and FMI Project The Holiday Season and Beyond

    Oct 29, 2021
    Next week, FMI and Mastercard Data & Services will take a look at the broader retail industries, and specifically the food retail industry’s, performance over the past ...
  • An Update on FMI University Member Workforce Activities

    Oct 28, 2021
    FMI is pleased to have the leading universities in the food industry space as partners and collaborators. Each of these FMI university members bring knowledge and insight into the rapidly changing labor ...
  • Northgate Gonzalez Market Gives Low-Income Communities Shots in the Arm

    Oct 27, 2021
    With 42 grocery stores scattered between Los Angeles and San Diego, Northgate Gonzalez Market is a Southern California staple. The company proudly embeds itself in the Latinx communities in which it operates, offering affordable and nutritious foods ...
  • Food Safety for E-Commerce Operations – Meeting Customer Expectations

    Oct 27, 2021
    Food delivery is not a new concept, but it expanded tremendously during the pandemic when consumers were seeking alternative ways to purchase food and household items as they reduced outings and shopping ...
  • As The Holidays Approach, What Is On The Minds of Shoppers?

    Oct 26, 2021
    FMI’s latest U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Tracker : Holiday comes out today to help us understand what is on the mind of the shopper, with a close look at the coming holidays. Simply put, there is a lot on shoppers’ minds in general and with respect ...