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  • Addressing Consumer Behavior in Real Time

    May 14, 2018
    Narayan Iyengar, SVP, Digital and ecommerce, Albertsons Companies, in a presentation at Grocerytalk talks about tracking customer journeys in the digital era and how to collaborate to successfully reach the digital shopper....
  • Proclaim September as Family Meals Month in Your State

    May 11, 2018
    A unique way for State Grocery and Retail Associations to support this cause is to have your state proclaim September as Family Meals Month. Beyond benefits to consumers, NFMM helps the food retail industry encourage consumers to have more meals ...
  • Measuring Success By Talent

    May 11, 2018
    Businesses traditionally measure success by financial outcomes and ridge numeric terms, but what if this model was flipped on its head?...
  • Changing Paradigm Shift of Security Leadership

    May 10, 2018
    With an abundance of information available, food retailers have a heightened awareness of new and evolving terrorism threats, workplace violence, and shifts in workplace ...
  • Finding Drivers and Higher Costs Are Issues Keeping Supply Chain Leaders up at Night

    May 8, 2018
    Those who lead in the supply chain will perfectly understand that transportation is indispensable to most ...
  • Enhancing the Brand Experience For Ecommerce

    May 7, 2018
    Center Store brands are pulling out all the stops to optimize their businesses for ecommerce. They are moving ahead quickly with plans and activities. Here’s how they are doing ...
  • Your Right To Vote

    May 4, 2018
    FMI’s Voting Resources website has all the tools you need to learn more about election dates, hours, polling locations, as well as, your elected officials. Voting in elections is essential to make sure your preferred candidate represents you in the ...
  • Helping Small to Medium Suppliers with their Food Safety Programs

    May 4, 2018
    At Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) our mission and vision of protecting the food supply chain from farm to fork is again exemplified with the addition of our NEW SQF Food Safety Fundamentals ...
  • Tips for Menu Labeling Rule Compliance on May 7

    May 3, 2018
    To ensure you have all available FMI compliance resources for the menu labeling rule that requires grocery stores with 20 or more locations to provide calorie counts (and nutritional information upon request) for “restaurant-type foods” beginning ...
  • Why Networking is Working

    May 1, 2018
    President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company, Denise Morrison, discusses why networking is working and how the skillsets of future leaders have ...
  • How To Make An Impression In Eight Seconds Or Less

    May 1, 2018
    In a digital age, it’s getting increasingly more difficult to engage a consumer and influence his or her behavior – certainly in attracting a customer to a food retail store and ultimately creating loyalty....
  • Consumer and Industry Trends Influence Legal Landscape in Food Retail

    Apr 30, 2018
    The food retail industry faces new regulatory challenges related to both changes in the industry and revisions to the regulations themselves. As customer demands and industry trends continue to change, what legal concerns will arise in the grocery ...
  • How Leadership Can Address the Problems of Tomorrow

    Apr 26, 2018
    At the heart of the “Know My Industry Module” is an opportunity for cross-industry collaboration. Based on a vivid visual map of the industry depicting all of the sectors and participants, it offers an opportunity for participants of diverse ...
  • FMI Foundation Accepting 2018 Food Safety Scholarship and Educational Grant Applications

    Apr 26, 2018
    Since 2013, the Food Safety Auditing Scholarship and Education Travel Grant has been awarded to 43 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. This scholarship recognizes students with strong leadership skills, outstanding academic ...
  • Gearing Up for the Digital Transformation in Grocery

    Apr 24, 2018
    Organizations are faced with regular, daunting reminders of the quickening pace of transformation, from the growth of ecommerce to the impact of digitally engaged ...