Education

Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • Back by Popular Demand: Surveys on Grocery Financial Leaders and Internal Auditors

    Nov 12, 2015
    In 2012, FMI conducted a survey among its retail financial leaders and internal auditors and presented the results at the 2013 Financial Executive and Internal Auditing Conference. By popular demand, FMI is repeating these studies and requesting ...
  • 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 ...
  • 5 Ways to Get Your FMI Connect Education Proposal Noticed

    Oct 19, 2015
    Now through November 9, 2015 the FMI Education Team is accepting proposals for education sessions at FMI Connect 2016. Each year we get dozens of great proposals, but can only accept a limited number. So, how do you get your proposal ...
  • Getting Ahead in Food Retail

    Oct 15, 2015
    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 68 percent of U.S. jobs by 2018—including the grocery industry—will require a credential, if not a degree. That’s significant when you consider that according to 2010 Census Bureau data only 30 percent of ...
  • Showcasing Sustainability in Energy and Store Development

    Oct 7, 2015
    Last week at the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference (ESD) there was a clear theme that permeated many of the presentations: sustainability. Consumers are becoming increasingly more focused on sustainability. And grocery stores are listening ...
  • What Does the Future Hold for your Stores?

    Sep 22, 2015
    FMI’s Energy & Store Development Conference is not shying away from change. In fact, we’ve dedicated an entire morning to future-focused sessions. We want to push your creative limits and encourage you to think outside of the box. Attend these ...
  • From Coupons to Community: Food Retailers Can Do Social Media Better

    Jul 6, 2015
    Recently at Future Leaders @ Connect three food retailers, Publix, Associated Wholesale Grocers and Hy-Vee, shared tips and strategies for how to use social media to build communities. In summary, the communications and marketing professionals on ...
  • How 3 Top NCAA Basketball Coaches Define Leadership

    Jun 23, 2015
    While the basketball court is not the grocery aisle, there are some similarities. In both arenas teammates may be between the ages of 17 – 22 years old, new technology and social media are becoming more of a factor and problems arise that need ...
  • In Their Own Words: Supermarket Chef Showdown Winners

    Jun 19, 2015
    Out of 295 recipes, 15 finalists where chosen to compete at FMI Connect, five went home winners and one is the reigning Grand Champion headed to Calabria, Italy for an all expense-paid culinary immersion program for two at the Italian Culinary ...
  • Video: CEO of Kudrinko's Ltd. Talks Fresh, Family Meals and Knowing the Customer

    Jun 18, 2015
    In a live interview from FMI Connect, Neil Kudrinko, president and CEO of Kudrinko's Ltd. gives an independent operator perspective on fresh, helping families share meals together at home and the importance of knowing your customer....
  • Video: Publix Talks Family Meals, Competition and Innovation

    Jun 15, 2015
    In a live interview from FMI Connect, Maria Brous, Director of Media and Community Relations for the Publix Super Markets talks about helping families share meals together at home, competition and innovation....
  • Produce Means Business

    Jun 10, 2015
    FMI released its inaugural report, The Power of Produce 2015 at FMI Connect, on changes in shoppers’ produce purchasing trends and behaviors at food retail. The new annual study features a fresh insight for the produce retail industry by ...
  • “Made in Italy” at FMI Connect

    Jun 9, 2015
    The Italian Trade Agency, a government agency promoting internationalization of Italian companies, today hosted a press conference in the FMI Connect Expo’s Italian Pavilion to launch a U.S. campaign in four major markets to raise awareness of the ...
  • Navigating Mobile App Options for Independents

    Jun 9, 2015
    The world of mobile apps can be confusing for large companies let alone independent operators. FMI Connect speaker David Ciancio, Principal, Peak Loyalty LLC, provided background on how shoppers’ ubiquitous use of mobile technology is changing the ...
  • Recognizing Industry Excellence at FMI Connect

    Jun 5, 2015
    Annually, FMI recognizes the community building efforts of industry leaders and highlights the oft-unheralded contributions supermarkets make to their communities. AtFMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference in January, we announced the recipients of the ...