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  • The Grocery Store Continues to Be A Community Cornerstone

    Nov 12, 2019
    According to The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2019 report, 93% of grocers who responded to the survey use community support and ties as a service differentiation strategy and 73% see it as successful—the highest of any strategy. These stats make ...
  • Hand in Hand Working to Reduce Food Waste

    Nov 8, 2019
    Founding members of FWRA signed an important memorandum of understandingwith three key government agencies – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The ...
  • Monster of an Idea to Keep Family Meals Alive

    Oct 17, 2019
    In 2019 the Gold Plate Awards will recognize retailer, supplier and community collaborator programs that creatively participated in National Family Meals Month in September....
  • 2019 Community Outreach Award Winners: Food Retailers Spread Goodwill in their Neighborhoods

    Aug 8, 2019
    This year, grocers across the country have stepped-up their various acts of generosity with personalized programs and initiatives to impact and benefit their communities. Here are the “best of the best” in the four categories of the Community ...
  • Forced Labor and the Impact on Supply Chain: What Retailers and Manufacturers Need to Know

    Aug 5, 2019
    In today’s “prosumer” world, consumers are placing greater pressure on suppliers and retailers to raise their standards and performance with regards to how products are made and who makes them. Product sourcing is a supply chain responsibility and ...
  • Five Trends from the Fancy Food Show

    Jul 11, 2019
    Walking the aisles at the Summer Fancy Food Show, where FMI had a booth showcasing the SQF Food Safety Program and FMI Emerge for companies growing their grocery shelf presence, we picked up on five key trends to share with food retailers and FMI ...
  • Answering the Call: FMI Wins Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision

    Jun 26, 2019
    The Food Marketing Institute on behalf of the food retail industry did just that by achieving a landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory (6-3) in its fight to protect retailer and shopper privacy. As FMI’s counsel stated soon after the Court issued its ...
  • Appreciating Grocers Doing Good

    Jun 24, 2019
    The Community Outreach Awards have become one of the most anticipated and fun annual recognitions at FMI. Each year, I find my colleagues and I are inspired by food retailers’ innovative acts of kindness, so much so, that we find ourselves sharing ...
  • FDA Support of the Product Code Date Label Initiative

    Jun 10, 2019
    Frank Yiannis, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deputy commissioner of food policy and response, gave FMI’s and GMA’s joint initiative urging industry-wide adoption of standard date-label language a ringing endorsement in his recent letter to the ...
  • Celebrating Grocers Doing Good in June

    Jun 4, 2019
    FMI is moving its Community Outreach Awards program to be celebrated during the summer months. Community programs running from October 1, 2018 – June 1, 2019 will be considered for the 2019 Community Outreach ...
  • Has Food Waste Finally Met Its Match?

    Apr 12, 2019
    On Tuesday, the Washington headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a joint event with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to unveil a new strategy to address food waste. ...
  • Taking the Relationship to the Next Level: Brand Management for the Millennially Serious

    Apr 4, 2019
    The consumer desire for product engagement can also be just as readily identified as a negotiation of the brand relationship; knowing what information to share, when to share it and how to convey it. It is learning the relationship dance steps for ...
  • Food Retailer or Food Storyteller?

    Apr 1, 2019
    It has been well substantiated that shoppers today ask more questions about their food than ever before. They want to know its story and are in search of intersections – those places where the details of their food’s story resonate with some aspect ...
  • The SCOTUS Case that will Reexamine What “Confidential” Means to You

    Mar 19, 2019
    A legal case heading to oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court this spring has far-reaching implications when it comes to something you hold near and dear -- your confidential commercial information. FMI is a named party in the case because we ...
  • Avoiding the Regret of Hindsight; Embracing the Gene Editing Story Now

    Mar 7, 2019
    The lesson in avoiding regret starts with the bleak reminder of how often we receive nuggets of information that we should act on but because we’re busy or distracted or inundated we fail or choose not to do anything about them. The motivational ...