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

  • Fresh Foods Consumers Relay New Pandemic-Driven Perspectives

    Dec 11, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a giant learning experience about many things — and one of these is how consumer perspectives are ...
  • How to Become a Certified Food Protection Manager

    Dec 10, 2020
    FMI members representing the food retail industry strongly support food safety training and education of store management and associates. A successful food safety program begins with managers who are knowledgeable about food safety hazards and are ...
  • Five Midwinter 2021 Events You May Not Have Been Aware Of

    Dec 8, 2020
    As we continue to shape our industry’s strategic future, I hope you consider one of FMI’s shining member benefits—the Midwinter Executive Conference. And yes, we’re bringing the event to the comfort of your office, ...
  • A Private Brands Opportunity With Big Potential

    Dec 7, 2020
    As private brands grow into robust brands in their own right, it’s more important than ever to get the word out to shoppers. That’s why FMI recently explored whether getting store associates more engaged can make a difference. In conducting research ...
  • Public Advocacy Landscape in 2021

    Dec 4, 2020
    While 2020 has presented a once in a lifetime challenge for the food industry, FMI’s public policy team in conjunction with our members, state association leaders and others in the industry have been able to tap into experience and connections to ...
  • 2020: The Year of the Food Industry

    Dec 3, 2020
    From the cashiers and stockers to the store managers and executives, the drivers and food processors and pharmacist and nutritionists, to the data analysts, delivery experts and farmers, our industry is filled with true Food Industry Heroes who have ...
  • Today is Giving Tuesday!

    Dec 1, 2020
    Following closely on the retail-oriented heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday provides us with the opportunity to begin the holiday season on a charitable giving note. If you are participating in the ...
  • The Most Important Communications Tool During COVID-19: Transparency

    Nov 30, 2020
    Every year in The Food Retailing Industry Speaks report we ask food retailers about their communications channels/methods and which they find to be most effective. In a typical year I’d tell you which social media channels food retailers are finding ...
  • Industry Contributions to Health and Well-being

    Nov 24, 2020
    As noted in The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2020 (Speaks) report, “the greatest health crisis in 100 years has scrambled just about every facet of food retail, not to mention society in general.” As a result, one guiding imperative resonates ...
  • Tackling the Tough Topic of Race Relations

    Nov 23, 2020
    Just because something is difficult does not excuse us from tackling it. In fact, FMI believes the tougher the topic is, the deeper the need to address it. Consequently, FMI is partnering with the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) in an initiative to ...
  • New Twists on Retail Differentiation Strategies

    Nov 20, 2020
    Food retailers have been adapting their product and service differentiation strategies. In 2019, they pushed the boundaries to enhance strategies in specific areas. Then, in the pandemic period, they have pivoted on some strategies to accommodate ...
  • 2020: Undeclared Allergens Continue to be the Leading Cause of U.S. Food Recalls

    Nov 19, 2020
    The retail food industry plays a significant role in assuring a safe food supply for the public. Individuals with food allergies rely on the information provided via product label or signage when making their purchasing ...
  • A Look at the 2020 Congressional Election Results

    Nov 18, 2020
    Female congressional candidates crushed records. There will be at least 142 women serving in the House and at least seven women serving in the Senate. The previous House record was 102 women (set in 2019) comprised of 89 Democrats and 13 ...
  • Why the Food Industry Cares About Climate Change

    Nov 17, 2020
    Addressing food and environmental concerns across the supply chain isn’t simple work. It will quite literally take farm to fork working together to make change. For this reason, FMI was pleased to join the Food and Agriculture Alliance (FACA)....
  • What’s for Dinner? Try the Menu of a Supper Bowl Contender

    Nov 16, 2020
    The battle for a semi-final berth was incredibly tight with only three votes separating the covenanted eighth place slot advancing to the next round and the ninth-place finisher left with thoughts of what could have been and hopes for next ...