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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.
  • 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 ...
  • Heavy Metals in Baby and Toddler Foods Explored at the FMI Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory Conference

    Aug 12, 2021
    As the food industry returns to some degree of normalcy, we are seeing renewed attention on a number of pre-pandemic issues. One of these topics is heavy metals in food, particularly those foods designed for infants and ...
  • The New Climate of Food Retail

    Jul 27, 2021
    We have all witnessed large scale changes to the design and layout of our favorite grocery stores since the start of COVID-19. Most of the in-store dining experiences were dismantled, and the salad bars turned into grab-and-go stations for pre-made ...
  • How Food Industry Leaders Learn Virtually

    Jul 12, 2021
    This past year and a half brought differences in all aspects of life, including education. But these differences have brought opportunities to become stronger. Our summer intern had his college curriculum go virtual, and there are benefits to this ...
  • Permission to Innovate? Consumer-Centric Private Brand Strategies

    Jun 30, 2021
    For the last several years, we have been hearing private brand acceptance is at an all-time high. And for only the second time in history, the first being the great recession, consumer trial of private brands hit record highs due to the COVID-19 ...
  • Advancing Your Career During a Pandemic

    Apr 1, 2021
    It’s been an interesting time to be an e-learning professional with events going virtual, learning being reimagined and “zoom fatigue” impacting many of us. At the same time, it’s been exciting to see how many people have used their time during the ...
  • How To Remove Friction in the Supply Chain

    Mar 17, 2021
    A year into our collective COVID-19 response, most people now have a more informed view of our global supply chains and know the time and materials involved in moving goods around the world and around our country. As we are wired to ask ourselves: ...
  • Supply Chain Resilience For The Future

    Mar 11, 2021
    There’s never been a greater focus on product availability and the logistics that keep the supply chain moving. It is not just the transportation and logistics teams paying ...
  • Three Features of the 2021 Annual Meat Conference

    Mar 4, 2021
    FMI and the North American Meat Institute took inspiration from the retail meat industry, rolled up our sleeves and innovatively redesigned the 2021 Annual Meat Conference (AMC), happening virtually March 22-25, 2021. We think you’ll find that one ...
  • Leadership for the Next New Normal

    Mar 1, 2021
    To navigate the next normal, we’ll need strong leadership. Our Future Leaders experience innovates the industries’ leadership development to bring new strategies to life....
  • Recognizing FMI’s Store Manager Awards Nominees

    Feb 22, 2021
    Working under the threat of an invisible enemy during the COVID-19 pandemic, these leaders have adapted, donning even more hats than ever before. Our Store Manager Awards shine a light on the industry’s premier store manager talent. In May, we will ...
  • Speaking from the Heart on Valentine’s Day

    Feb 12, 2021
    I am seizing this opportunity to issue this blog as my heartfelt Valentine’s Day card to the food industry, the community I have always admired and respected, but have come to appreciate and dare I say, love, in some new and more profound ways over ...
  • State of Change in the Meat Industry: What You Need to Know

    Feb 10, 2021
    Even though the average consumer may not think much about how it gets there, a lot of work, thought and resources go into each product in the retail meat case. And behind every piece of protein there are many people who make it happen, from the farm,...
  • How the Food Industry Can Write the Next Normal

    Feb 3, 2021
    At our 2021 Midwinter Executive Conference, Leslie Sarasin, FMI president and CEO, addressed how the food industry can write the next normal post-COVID-19....