Asset Protection

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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  • 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 ...
  • The 2015 NRSS Has Been Released: So What?

    Sep 18, 2015
    Another year. Another National Retail Security Survey (NRSS). So what? What is the significance of this survey? Does the information within affect the outcome of your company’s shrink results? What is the importance of knowing how other retailers ...
  • What are FMI’s Asset Protection Plans for 2016?

    Jun 26, 2015
    Recently members of the FMI Asset Protection Council and Risk & Safety Council both descended on our newly renovated headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, to challenge the organization and themselves to “think differently” about tackling critical ...
  • How New Technology Can Make Associate Training Cool Again

    Jun 16, 2015
    I swear it’s true. UFO’s were sited at FMI Connect, or at least they were in the Emerging Technologies to Drive Operational Performance and Associate Behavior session last week. These space visitors, along with a kraken from a refrigerator leak and ...
  • Innovation Through Education at the FMI Connect Tech Pavilion

    May 22, 2015
    This year we’ve added so much more to this well trafficked area. In partnership with The Meeting Pool, we are going to have experts on hand to provide the latest information about wearable technologies like Google Glass and the new Apple Watch. ...
  • Tomorrow’s Retail Technology on View at FMI Connect

    May 21, 2015
    E-commerce and mobile technology are changing everything, and the retail grocery business is no different. Just wait until you visit the FMI Connect expo and see all the ways you now have available to please your customers. You’ll see the true ...
  • Top 10 Technology Topics at FMI Connect

    May 19, 2015
    When we talk about improving efficiencies for food retailers, the first thing that jumps into my head is technology. At FMI Connect this year, we’re aiming to showcase how technology is woven through our lives, our business operations and how it ...
  • Asset Protection: people, property, and reputation

    Mar 2, 2015
    Over the years, I’ve learned that asset protection really boils down to just three words: people, property, and reputation. These areas are the focus of this year’s FMI Asset Protection Conference, March 9-12 at the Peabody in Memphis, ...