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  • Getting Clear on Transparency

    Oct 20, 2016
    Shoppers may also want to know where ingredients originated; whether all its ingredients are healthy; whether the workers who made it were treated fairly; whether it's packaged in the most sustainable fashion possible; the kind of fertilizer the ...
  • Old Wives’ Tales perpetuate Supermarket Myths

    Oct 17, 2016
    I remember hearing dozens of old wives’ tales growing up. Some pertained to superstitions, such as opening an umbrella while still inside would bring 10 years bad luck, or if I spilled salt I would throw a pinch over my left shoulder. Others I ...
  • Supermarket Mythbusters II: Not Afraid of the Truth

    Oct 5, 2016
    Supermarket Myths…Busted returns for round two to slay misconceptions in the food retail industry. There’s nothing more haunting to retailers and associates than misinformation giving their customers nightmares. Last October, we launched a new ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Business of Food Retail

    Jun 24, 2016
    Customer service is at the heart of the food retail industry. In a time when the industry is experiencing an unprecedented pace of change, it’s important to remember our roots and showcase those in our industry who exemplify our customer service ...
  • A Conversation with FMI’s New Head of Health and Wellness and the FMI Foundation

    Apr 15, 2016
    FMI recently named that Susan Borra, RD, as Chief Health and Wellness Officer and Executive Director of the FMI Foundation. I took some time to hear from Sue about her plans for the new role and what the FMI Foundation was up ...
  • Twitter Chats for Supermarkets

    Mar 7, 2016
    Twitter chats have their pros and cons. They can be an incredibly effective tactic for generating awareness and engagement about a certain topic or resource, but they aren’t as simple as sitting down for an hour and posting some tweets. With the ...
  • NEW Competitive Talent Strategies

    Jan 28, 2016
    Employees want to make connections; they want community and digital experiences that enable both their business and interpersonal relationships. They want to personally relate with their company’s mission statement and contribute to a greater ...
  • What I Hope FMI Can Do for You in 2016

    Jan 12, 2016
    FMI has been enhancing all the ways we reach out to you. Through webinars, an improved website, newsletters, our new Voice of Food Retail blog and the FMI News App with its new push notification feature, we seek to help you separate the wheat from ...
  • Dietary Guidelines + Grocery Stores = Wellness Destinations

    Jan 7, 2016
    This new dietary guidance is in opportunity for food retailers to remind consumers of their health and wellness offerings as a way of supporting shopper’s dietary efforts. FMI has a number of resources and research reports on how grocery stores can ...
  • 2015 Year in Review: Top Stories in Consumer Affairs and Health and Wellness

    Dec 29, 2015
    FMI executed some exciting campaigns related to consumer affairs and health and wellness in 2015. As the champion for feeding families and enriching lives, FMI launched a national campaign that encouraged more mealtimes at home using items from the ...
  • I’m Giving Thanks

    Nov 24, 2015
    Thanksgiving remains among my favorite holidays. Not only does it bring together two of my favorite things, family and food, but it also - against many assaults - retains the flavor of its roots as a day set aside to reflect on our lives and ...
  • How Are Grocery Stores Using Social Media?

    Nov 19, 2015
    In our series interviewing food retail social media managers we’ve gotten a better idea of the day-to-day operations of these brand managers and storytellers. We’ve also seen how social media is being used creatively by grocery stores. But how are ...
  • Our 2015 Community Outreach Awards Winners

    Nov 16, 2015
    We had an exceptionally strong field of candidates this year and our judges complained of wanting hazard duty pay because their task so taxed their brains. In a contest where all are winners it was difficult to determine the cream of the crop, but ...
  • Store Manager Award Winners Show Their Appreciation

    Nov 10, 2015
    We’ll be launching the 2016 Store Manager Awards on November 16, 2015. But before we do that, we wanted to check in with our FMI Store Manager People’s Pick Award winners to see how they celebrated with their ...