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Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • Our Favorite Buzzwords: Unprecedented Disruption

    Sep 29, 2022
    It is heartening to know that together, we can navigate through today’s unpredictable marketplace and chart a course into the future. I’m thrilled to share this short clip with you in preparation for the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, held ...
  • The Benefit of Ecommerce Programs for In-store Shoppers

    Aug 22, 2022
    The explosion of e-commerce has put greater emphasis on the grocery store experience. E-commerce has become routine and expected but will not replace in-store shopping for all consumers. The physical store will continue to be important for shoppers ...
  • Pursuing Food Industry Excellence to the Fullest

    Aug 10, 2022
    The food industry is chock-full of hardworking, innovative and highly motivated professionals who strive as much for personal growth as they do for business success. Every year, FMI is proud to host these self-driven scholars in our Future Leaders ...
  • Coaching Grocery Greatness

    Jul 28, 2022
    Striving for success is a thorny process. You must confront your weaknesses and do the diligent work of overcoming them. In addition, you must dedicate yourself to long hours of training and practice in order to sharpen your skillset and gain higher-...
  • Weathering Industry Challenges and Trends at the 2022 FMI Energy & Store Development Conference.

    May 26, 2022
    After a two-year hiatus, FMI is welcoming attendees in-person for the Energy & Store Development Conference September 19-21, 2022, in Orlando, FL. The food retail industry has shifted drastically, with changing consumer trends and habits driving ...
  • 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, ...
  • A Toast to Our Store Managers

    May 11, 2022
    We all need a little ray of sunshine these days, especially those who have been on the frontlines these many months keeping grocery stores open, encouraging employees and supporting local communities through ups and downs. FMI’s Store Manager Awards ...
  • Opening Day: FMI’s 2022 Future Leaders eXperience Has Officially Begun

    Apr 21, 2022
    “Your future starts today.” These words may ring hollow to those of us who assign them to the trash bin of clichés, but to the incoming class of FMI’s 2022 Future Leaders eXperience, this oft-quoted phrase is both figurately and literally true. ...
  • A Walk Through the Supermarket: Store Operations on Fresh Foods

    Apr 12, 2022
    I’m new to FMI and learning a lot about the ins and outs of the food industry. In preparation for our Store Operations Series: Fresh Focal Point, I took a virtual walk through the supermarkets with FMI’s in-house expert, Rick Stein, vice president ...
  • 2022 Midwinter Executive Conference by the Numbers

    Mar 25, 2022
    The 2022 Midwinter Executive Conference starts next week in Orlando, FL and top industry executives will gather in-person for the first time in over two years. Discussions among trading partners and education opportunities are designed to help a ...
  • Talk, Exchange, Pitch: FMItech at Midwinter

    Mar 15, 2022
    FMItech at Midwinter promotes conversations, explorations and private exchanges to enhance your technology strategy. We bring together FMI Midwinter attendees focused on technology, ecommerce and automation strategies to create actionable next steps....
  • Interview with Chieh Huang of Boxed: Part II, Supply Chain and Technology

    Mar 8, 2022
    FMI Midwinter Executive Conference Chairman and Co-Founder and CEO of Boxed.com, Chieh Huang, has a storied career starting his wholesale technology platform after a successful background in both law and tech. Before he takes the stage at our ...
  • Interview with Chieh Huang, Boxed.com: Part I, Investments in Workforce

    Mar 4, 2022
    FMI Midwinter Executive Conference Chairman and Co-Founder and CEO of Boxed.com, Chieh Huang, responded to several questions I had for him regarding his journey to build a successful wholesale and technology platform from the ground-up that recently ...
  • Presenting FMI’s 2022 Class of Store Manager Award Nominees

    Feb 22, 2022
    On the day that we have set aside to celebrate the hard-working supermarket employees by proclaiming it Supermarket Employee Day, one would be amiss to not acknowledge the special talents of those who serve in the position of store manager. The ...
  • FMItech Pitches: Curated Innovation for the Food Industry

    Jan 10, 2022
    To help food retailers keep up with the latest food technology innovations, FMI and the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART), held an online pitch competition. Through an expert set of judges, we identified the top six food technology ...