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Our Voice of Food Retail blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food retail industry.

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  • Embracing a New Wave of Information Technology

    Jul 21, 2016
    The legislative achievements last week on GMO have been a win for the value chain in giving food makers and sellers the option to disclose information in a flexible manner, so it was disconcerting that the debate on GMO included accusations that the ...
  • What Grocery Stores Can Learn from Pokémon Go

    Jul 13, 2016
    Now I know that you might be thinking what does a video game have to do with my food retail business? Well, besides the fact that the same augmented reality technology is already being used in the industry to help educate store employees about food ...
  • What Does Innovation Mean to You?

    Jun 22, 2016
    For some, innovation is the latest technology or gadget that promises to transform the way we all live our lives and do business. For others, innovation is that big idea that solves both a business problem and a consumer need. And then there are ...
  • Robots, Robots and More Robots

    Jun 15, 2016
    Robots are a part of both business and personal lives. Currently, we see robotics primarily in manufacturing in our industry, but what can we look forward to seeing in our offices and grocery stores in the near future? We’re bringing a few of these ...
  • Solar-Powered Oven and More at FMI Connect

    May 25, 2016
    Many of this year’s CES Innovation Award winners involve food-related technology—think The Jetsons’ kitchen. We want food retailers to be able to experience some of these new innovations before they become common place in the household. That’s why ...
  • Your Own Personal Tech Help Desk at FMI Connect

    May 5, 2016
    Like every other industry sector, technology has transformed the food retail business over the last 20 to 30 years, and will continue to do so, probably forever. Just as your customers are constantly adopting the latest electronic gadgets, you too ...
  • A Book Review of FMI Connect Keynote Speaker Steve Case’s The Third Wave

    Apr 28, 2016
    With Steve Case, entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of America Online, scheduled to speak in a few weeks at FMI Connect, I picked up his new book for a sneak peek at what words of wisdom a pioneer of the internet might offer today’s food retail ...
  • Graduating Students Take the Food Industry into the Future

    Apr 27, 2016
    Students delivered their capstone presentations in March, and two teams were selected to deliver again at the mid-April Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) conference in Honolulu, HI. All of the topics demonstrated the level of innovation and ...
  • Is Your Company Prepared for a Cyber Crisis?

    Apr 26, 2016
    I spoke with Raj Bector, partner in Oliver Wyman’s Strategic IT and Operations Practice, on the importance of retailers being prepared for cyber crises and understanding how to implement effective cyber risk management. I also caught up with Hannah ...
  • Technology Changes in Food Retail

    Apr 25, 2016
    I was recently talking with Art Yerecic, president of Yerecic Label, and he shared that they are seeing consumers buying produce online, even ahead of dry grocery, demonstrating the need for food retailers to offer more channel flexibility. I see ...
  • 40 Asset Protection Experts Helping Us Think Differently

    Feb 19, 2016
    Behind every Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conference you’ll find a group of dedicated food retail professionals building the programs that will best meet today’s industry needs. Our conference planning committees spend countless hours advising FMI ...
  • 2015 Year in Review: Top Stories across Asset Protection, Private Brands and Supply Chain

    Dec 31, 2015
    Total Store Collaboration is a strategic pillar at FMI and is directed at helping members compete for share of stomach, share of wallet, share of talent, and share of capital. It’s befitting that stories related to asset protection, private brands ...
  • Grocers Get Their Turn to be Heard On EMV in House Hearing

    Oct 21, 2015
    The panel consisted of four merchants and one witness depicting the consumer perspective. FMI was thrilled to have Art Potash with Potash Markets from Chicago, Illinois testify on our behalf to give the grocer’s perspective. Art is an active member ...
  • Visa Says it Competes for Merchant Business…Fact or Fiction?

    Oct 9, 2015
    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee held a hearing on EMV migration and the challenges small businesses are facing under the liability shift deadline. When the House Small Business Committee announced it would hold ...
  • Preparing in the Eye of the Storm

    Oct 2, 2015
    Grocery stores often became the choice command centers for crisis professionals during Sandy, providing shelter, power generators, supplies, and of course, food. I heard from our stores up and down the Mid Atlantic where the storm wiped out roads ...