Education

Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • 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 ...
  • Celebrating and Elevating Store Managers

    Nov 12, 2021
    Every year FMI recognizes top store manager talent among FMI member retailers through the FMI Store Manager Awards. Upon my arrival to FMI, I learned the Store Manager Awards are an FMI staff favorite. The recognition and celebration of store ...
  • From FaceTime to Face Time: AMC 2022 is Back In Person

    Oct 22, 2021
    Join us for the 2022 Annual Meat Conference, where we will further chart the course of our bright collective future. FMI and the North American Meat Institute can’t wait to welcome participants back in person from February 7-9, 2022, at the Gaylord ...
  • What Are: Pancakes, Firewood, and Peloton Classes? Things That Stack!

    Sep 14, 2021
    Peloton introduced a brilliant concept: stacked classes. The idea was to allow the “home athlete” the opportunity to custom build a total body workout of multiple classes, thus maintaining momentum as they complete one workout and move seamlessly to ...
  • Coaching the Future of Food Retail

    Aug 17, 2021
    From store directors and managers to designers and marketers, food retail professionals work diligently to ensure their teams are optimized for success. To accomplish this goal, these professionals must be well-equipped with up-to-date industry ...