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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  • Together, Again… Again, Unless We’re Not: Family Meals Faces Some New Issues

    Apr 21, 2020
    We have a pulled together some COVID-19 Family Meal resources and on the Family Meals Website at www.FamilyMealsMovement.org. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, our tip compilation runs the gamut of family meal ideas ...
  • A Smart Way Forward on Sustainability

    Apr 20, 2020
    FMI is a partner in EPA’s SmartWay program. This voluntary public-private program offers technical assistance resources including a comprehensive and well-recognized system for tracking, documenting and sharing information about fuel use and freight ...
  • Latinx and Black Consumer Adjustments to Grocery Shopping During COVID-19

    Apr 17, 2020
    Over the last few weeks, FMI and The Hartman Group have been tracking how shoppers are finding new ways of grocery shopping during this pandemic. This week, we want to take a closer look at Latinx and Black grocery shoppers compared to all shoppers ...
  • COVID-19: Charting New Pathways of Best Practices

    Apr 16, 2020
    To support our front-line heroes across the industry, we created brief, concise, business practices guides to help our members respond to the issues that are occurring in their stores. The purpose of these documents is to provide best practices and ...
  • Home is Where the Heart… Wait, Home is Where Everything Is

    Apr 15, 2020
    Helping families of all shapes and sizes share meals together both in home and virtually is a foundational purpose the various parts of the food industry open their respective doors for business each day – even in these coronavirus stressful days. ...
  • Feeding Families in the Time of COVID-19

    Apr 10, 2020
    Americans coping with new realities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic are experiencing increased uncertainty and anxiety about their food procurement. These worries are driven by a combination of a growing concern about the spread of the virus and ...
  • A Sanitation Guide for Front-Line Workers

    Apr 8, 2020
    During these extraordinary times, grocery stores must maintain a clean and sanitary facility to ensure the health and well-being of all customers and employees. Along with important community mitigation strategies, cleaning and sanitation procedures ...
  • Is Online SNAP Coming to My State? If so, can my company participate?

    Apr 8, 2020
    Grocers also see a marked increase in online food sales with models like home delivery or pick-up. This process works well for those families paying with either credit or debit card, or with online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ...
  • Communicating Grocery Safety and Sanitation Practices During COVID-19

    Apr 7, 2020
    FMI has developed a new resource that could help with your internal and external communications efforts regarding worker and customer safety called Worker and Customer Safety Resources ...
  • Grocery Shopping in the Time of COVID-19

    Apr 2, 2020
    As consumers experience the unprecedented realities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and confront the frustrating truths of supply and demand, once ingrained grocery shopping habits have shifted to some new behaviors. As one would expect, shoppers ...
  • Photo Friday: Thank Yous To Grocery Heroes

    Apr 1, 2020
    As grocery workers engages in the essential work of feeding families during this crisis, we’ve been honored to be among the many celebrating the work that they do each day. Here are just a few of the many social media posts thanking grocery ...
  • Partnering Through A Crisis

    Mar 31, 2020
    As the food industry focuses on our critical task of supplying grocery products to shoppers during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s important to have strong partners to back our efforts. This crisis has created many fast and unexpected changes in how we ...
  • What will Help Consumers Accept Gene Edited Food Products?

    Mar 31, 2020
    The FMI Foundation, in collaboration with American Seed Trade Association, Farm Bureau and the Farm Foundation, recently commissioned Dr. Vincenzina Caputo at Michigan State University to conduct research gauging consumer acceptance of gene edited ...
  • Re-Writing the Industry’s Crisis Response Playbook

    Mar 30, 2020
    ​The food industry is no stranger to responding to crisis. However, when it comes to responding to the national emergency brought on by COVID-19, the industry is rewriting the playbook on crisis response in real-time. This emergency is nationwide ...
  • What’s Real About Coronavirus and Food Packaging

    Mar 29, 2020
    Information around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is swirling, and each day feels like it brings more information, resources, or questions. We know shoppers may be concerned about the viability and transferability of coronavirus on food ...