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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  • National Seafood Month: A Great Time to Catch a Family Meal

    Oct 25, 2021
    October for many means pumpkins, costumes and scary movies. Growing up, for my family October also meant the start of stone crab season. The sweet crab claws remain a favorite family meal in my household and are just one way we regularly take part ...
  • From FaceTime to Face Time: AMC 2022 is Back In Person

    Oct 22, 2021
    Join us for the 2022 Annual Meat Conference, where we will further chart the course of our bright collective future. FMI and the North American Meat Institute can’t wait to welcome participants back in person from February 7-9, 2022, at the Gaylord ...
  • Hy-Vee’s Multi-Faceted Fight Against Food Insecurity

    Oct 21, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic posed a particularly difficult challenge to those on the frontlines of fighting food insecurity. Mask mandates, social distancing measures and a general anxiety about interacting physically with other people served as barriers ...
  • Celebrate What You Want to See More Of

    Oct 20, 2021
    Author Tom Peters, best known for his 1982 book In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies said, “Celebrate what you want to see more of.” These words capture the reason FMI is proclaiming a second annual Supermarket Employee ...
  • Upending a 30-Year Tradition of a Low-Inflation Industry

    Oct 15, 2021
    Transitory, brief and fleeting are no longer adjectives that can be used to describe the current state of inflation affecting the economy. This news is reflected in recent statements by the Federal Reserve, as authorities indicate inflation will ...
  • Gathering Around the USDA MyPlate Table for Family Meals

    Oct 14, 2021
    Picture a grand table beautifully set for a wonderful family meal. All food groups are represented with dishes from across the country full of nutrients, culture, tradition and deliciousness. An open invitation to gather around this family meal ...
  • How To Make Private Brands Stick in an Omnichannel World

    Oct 8, 2021
    Enhancing private brands in ecommerce is an imperative for food retailers with their own private brands and improving execution is crucial to driving success. Many retailers have already recognized this and have taken steps below towards boosting ...
  • A Shot in the Arm: Food Retail and Vaccine Booster Eligibility

    Oct 6, 2021
    Food industry workers have been a vital component of ensuring Americans have access to safe, nutritious and affordable food as well as other consumer products that have been indispensable to pandemic response. Fortunately, the federal government has ...
  • From Ticket Tearing to Screen Tapping: Foodservice in the Age of Ecommerce

    Oct 1, 2021
    According to The Power of Foodservice at Retail 2021 report, 89% of Baby Boomers prefer ordering from a person, while Millennials and Gen Z prefer using their smartphones or a kiosk. In fact, only 20% of Gen Z and 23% of Millennials prefer ordering ...
  • Family Meals: The Diamonds and Pearls of Life

    Sep 30, 2021
    We may recognize the value and benefit of such behaviors but committing ourselves to them each day is far more difficult. Family meals fall into that category of valuable things that require tenacity and long-standing ...
  • The Taxman Cometh: Reconciliation, Corporate Income Tax, and Food Retail

    Sep 29, 2021
    The United States Congress has begun, once again, an effort to reform the tax code, potentially raising the corporate income tax to 26.5% — along with a host of other changes — because of a perception that businesses aren't paying their fair share. ...
  • The Food as Medicine Opportunity at Food Retail

    Sep 28, 2021
    With an ever-increasing interest in health and well-being, the topic of “Food as Medicine” has been a priority for many in the food industry for the past few years. The driving question: How can we best utilize the retail setting to help consumers ...
  • Making Memories with Safe Family Meals

    Sep 27, 2021
    Whether a meal is made from scratch, a meal kit or pantry staples, it’s not the recipe that matters. It’s the family meal and memories that matter. And with a greater emphasis on family meals at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been ...
  • Coming Together for Food Safety through Prevention and Collaboration

    Sep 21, 2021
    The food industry proudly—and safely—feeds families across the nation with nutritious and wholesome items. Collaboration across the entire supply chain is a key part of making that happen through the prevention of foodborne ...
  • A Wild Industry Ride Still in Progress

    Sep 17, 2021
    Food industry leaders have surely felt a great deal of anxiety about the crazy ride they have been on for the past 18 months, which seems to not have an end in sight. Nevertheless, the entire food retailing industry has shown enormous courage in ...