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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.

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  • Fresh Food in the Grocery Store and RevenueShield®

    Oct 10, 2017
    I recently sat down with Joel Berrian of Berrian Insurance Group to discuss the advantages RevenueShield® brings to FMI Members particularly around the area of fresh foods....
  • Why Now? What Has Changed? RevenueShield® Protecting Members’ Brands and Balance Sheets

    Oct 3, 2017
    FMI has added RevenueShield® to our Member Plus Program to assist members and associate members address these unconventional challenges and exposures. A unique program created exclusively for food retail, RevenueShield provides industry expertise, ...
  • The Unsung Heroes of Local Communities

    Oct 2, 2017
    While I often witness how the stores I frequent are involved in making a difference in our neighborhood, through the awards, I get to glimpse how the oft-unmentioned kindness of grocers throughout the U.S. can change their neighbor’s lives, proving ...
  • From Customer to Partner

    Sep 21, 2017
    Shoppers are on a quest to become more deeply connected to the food experience, and the retailer is a vital part of facilitating that connection – not just by providing the product, but also by providing the surrounding story about the product....
  • How Millennial Shopping Habits Relate to U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2017

    Sep 15, 2017
    Two Millennials in FMI’s office, compared their grocery shopping habits to FMI's 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report....
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month™ Lights Up NYC's Times Square

    Sep 8, 2017
    FMI Foundation’s infographic, “Family Meals Fuel Better Nutrition" appeared as a billboard in NYC’s Times Square on September 7 to kick-off National Family Meals Month™...
  • BBQ and National Family Meals Month: A Perfect Pair

    Sep 5, 2017
    As the barbecue team continues to travel around and cook contests across the country, we often spend time with our “barbecue family.” Our local association, the Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association, has chosen to support National Family Meals Month by ...
  • When It Comes to Produce, The Eyes Decide

    Aug 21, 2017
    Power of Produce 2017 finds three-quarter of shoppers plan their produce purchases pre-trip, and an even greater 86 percent of shoppers readily admit unplanned fruits and vegetables purchases frequently end up in their cart. That’s what makes ...
  • Local Continues to Drive Growth for Produce

    Aug 14, 2017
    According to the Power of Produce 2017, 54 percent of shoppers would like their produce department to offer an expanded assortment of locally-grown produce. Shoppers’ are zeroing-in on a mile radius from where they shop and use state lines to define ...
  • Produce… the Crown Jewel of the Supermarket Perimeter

    Aug 2, 2017
    Power of Produce 2017 shows a supermarket’s strength lies both in very high shopper conversion among their primary customers and being a store destination among switchers. From Power of Produce 2017, 39 percent of switchers end up visiting a ...
  • AI, Cultured Coffee and 4 More Food Retailing Trends I Didn’t Know About

    Jul 3, 2017
    Specialty foods and beverages represent the sweet spot in food retailing today. Sales hit $127 billion last year, climbing 15 percent from 2014 to 2016, while total retail food sales grew 2.3 percent, according to the Specialty Food Association’s ...
  • Food Retail Industry Witnessing the ‘Zation of Fresh Foods

    Jun 23, 2017
    Today, a kaleidoscope of factors, including technology, is driving the atomization of American lives, how they plan and consume ...
  • Sanitary Design through Communication and Collaboration

    Jun 16, 2017
    Poor sanitary design coupled with poor cleaning and sanitation practices can lead to harborage areas where pathogens can survive, increasing the risk of contamination. Developing robust equipment and facility designs in your store can reduce the ...
  • What is FMI’s Fresh Foods Leadership Council?

    Jun 13, 2017
    The group to include many thought-leading suppliers, research organizations, and sister trade associations, as well as, members of FMI’s Fresh Executive Committee (FEC), which includes 22 different food retail and wholesale companies. Together, the ...
  • Get To Know the Organic Food Shopper

    May 23, 2017
    I’ve combed through our recent research reports on fresh foods and pulled out some of the topline findings around organic for some specific departments. These findings help form an organic shopper persona that can be important to your business ...