Asset Protection

Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • Truckers Can Serve as the Next Defense Against Human Trafficking

    Feb 6, 2023
    There are an estimated 50 million victims of human trafficking across the globe, which is why FMI is proud to support Truckers Against Trafficking in its mission to build a mobile army of transportation professionals combating human ...
  • What You Need to Know about Modern Organized Retail Theft

    Jan 13, 2023
    Years ago, the industry also had a very different strategy for stopping someone attempting to take something from the store without purchasing it. At that time, we called it shoplifting, five-finger discount, or in the most severe sense, robbery or ...
  • Winter Weather Outlook for the Food Industry

    Jan 9, 2023
    The weather—we all talk about it, watch it intensely and constantly wondering what the weather will be. In a business sense, knowing possible long-term weather trends and potential conditions can help the food industry prepare for supply chain ...
  • 3 Easy Ways to Jumpstart Your Plans for Supermarket Employee Day 2.22.23

    Jan 9, 2023
    There are more than 40,000 stores that sell food and grocery items in the U.S. alone. Millions of supermarket employees come to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services that help them survive and ...
  • Glitchmas is Coming. Are you Prepared?

    Dec 7, 2022
    Fondly known as “Glitchmas” by criminals, many con artists take advantage of the chaos and staffing issues (new or temporary employees) during the holiday season. Retailers need to be extra vigilant this year as inflation and other economic ...
  • Practice Situational Awareness

    Nov 30, 2022
    Situational awareness is defined by various government agencies as the ability to identify, process, and comprehend critical information about an incident. This takes vigilance, practice and sometimes just trusting your gut, and there are specific ...
  • FMI and TPOP Digital Seminar Series: Are You Prepared for Workplace Violence?

    Oct 24, 2022
    It’s one of the most significant security threats in America—and your business could be next. Are you prepared to face an incident of workplace violence, or WPV? How can you and your employees increase readiness for an active shooter event? What ...
  • The Ready Stance for the Food Industry

    Sep 26, 2022
    In sports there is something called “The Ready Stance.” It’s the optimal positioning to allow your body to swiftly change directions. In The Ready Stance, a persons’ core muscles and major muscle groups are engaged and at the ready so they can ...
  • The Key to Better Coping

    Aug 12, 2022
    This past weekend my wife and I took our rising sixth grader to the local mall on a pre-school clothes shopping spree. We were preparing to leave my daughter’s favorite clothes venue when store staff suddenly started ushering everyone into the ...
  • From Top to Bottom, Retailers Must Proactively Prepare

    Jul 12, 2022
    In our first ever Asset Protection in Food Retail 2022 report we surveyed food retailers about their asset protection activities and found there was a top-to-bottom list of asset protection areas where food retailers have proactive ...
  • Breaking Down Active Assailant Incident Response

    May 19, 2022
    Another tragic shooting has befallen our industry in recent days and left us both heart-broken and in search of answers to that perennial question – what motivates this violent behavior? As we ponder the state of a society in which such acts occur, ...
  • How Does FMI Know the Current State of the Food Industry?

    Apr 6, 2022
    The answer is from YOU. We know because the industry tells us each year when we ask, as we have been doing every year for more than 70 years. The first ever The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report appeared in 1949. Seventy-three years ...
  • The Time to Prepare is Now

    Mar 30, 2022
    Every year, more than 2 million workers become victims of workplace violence (WPV), and close to half of human resource professionals say their organization has experienced a WPV incident. In fact, workplace violence has become so pervasive, it’s ...
  • Inspire People to Greatness

    Mar 11, 2022
    Developing a strong aptitude for impactful communication in your personal and professional life is a goal everyone should strive for. Likewise, thoughtful and strategic communication skills should be the goal of every asset protection professional. ...
  • Are You Prepared for Potential Threats?

    Mar 7, 2022
    In today’s world, the margin separating a completely average day from a day where yet another violent incident takes place feels razor thin. False and misleading narratives have undermined public trust in our institutions. Increasing societal ...