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  • Myth or Treat: Correcting Food Retail Misconceptions

    Oct 14, 2015
    The food retail industry is accessible and customer-service-based, which are positive attributes that sometimes make a supermarket a susceptible target for unsolicited criticism. FMI remains your spokesperson on the public relations challenges that ...
  • It’s A Bird! No A Plane! No An Apple?!

    Aug 3, 2015
    According to the recent Power of Produce research, I’m not alone in this careful selection of produce behavior. The report finds that in the produce purchasing decision, appearance and ripeness are more important than price for shoppers. I can ...
  • Top 5 Stories from FMI So Far This Year

    Jul 27, 2015
    With full inboxes and busy schedules, sometimes we miss things. That’s why it’s good to recap every now and then. With that in mind, here are the top five blog posts from FMI so far in ...
  • How Food Retailers Help Maintain the Produce Cold Chain

    Jul 21, 2015
    FMI had the opportunity to participate in a symposium at IFT 15 titled “Cold Chain for Produce Safety: The Status Quo and Technologies to Minimize Food Safety Risk.” For retailers, the produce department is a key differentiator along with other ...
  • How Do Customers Shop for Produce?

    Jul 1, 2015
    Have you ever had a bird’s-eye view of how people shop the produce aisle? Do they stick to their shopping list, purchase unplanned items, compare prices? What brings them into the store and helps them make a decision on produce once they are in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 5 Fresh Workshops at FMI Connect

    May 8, 2015
    You’ve heard about the Fresh Pavilion at FMI Connect and the stories of some of the fresh exhibitors you can expect to see, but who will be talking about fresh at FMI Connect and what will they have to say? Here are five fresh speaker sessions you ...
  • Find Your Fresh Suppliers at FMI Connect

    May 6, 2015
    Retail and wholesale executives know that health-minded consumers continue to look for more than the standard fresh items in their supermarket— no longer just satisfied to go home with a rotisserie chicken in their shopping bags – and they are ...
  • The Freshest Pavilion at FMI Connect

    May 4, 2015
    FMI Connect is launching the first-ever Fresh Pavilion & Zone. The 13,000 retailers, wholesalers and trading partners at FMI Connect will be able to learn everything they need to know about fresh in the supermarket industry – all in one ...
  • Trend Spotting at Natural Products Expo West

    Mar 12, 2015
    With approximately 60,000 attendees trying to get into Anaheim convention Center for this year’s Natural Products Expo West, I couldn't help but feel that new trends and exciting products were waiting. Of course the expo could not start until Bob's ...
  • Power of Meat Breaks Down the Protein Craze

    Feb 25, 2015
    The Power of Meat research was presented this week during the annual FMI and North American Meat Institute Meat Conference. During the presentation, Larry Levin, Executive Vice President for Industry Insights IRI commented that protein has graduated ...
  • Meat aisle through the shoppers’ eyes

    Feb 24, 2015
    For the tenth year, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and North American Meat Institute (NAMI) have teamed up for the Power of Meat study. This new research looks at the meat aisle from the consumer’s point of view and highlights several trends in ...
  • 2015 Food Trends: Food Trucks, Supermarkets and Chefs

    Jan 9, 2015
    Go down the food court aisle of many supermarkets and you will see a station for Asian, Italian, American Sandwiches, Burgers, Fresh Salads, and much, much more. It’s a lot like walking down the block with food trucks lined up on the street, the ...