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  • Help Needed to Set the Table for Economic Growth

    Oct 12, 2017
    Our industry is in a time of great transition and change. The landscape is evolving in ways that necessitate significant capital expenditures and investments in order for traditional grocery stores and supermarkets to remain ...
  • What Grocers Need to Know About the 2017 State Elections

    Oct 11, 2017
    This November, voters in New Jersey and Virginia will head to the polls. Special elections to fill vacancies will also be held, most notably in the state of Washington, and 22 ballot initiatives will be held in seven states. Though far more limited ...
  • 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 ...
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month Cooks Up on Capitol Hill

    Sep 29, 2017
    National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) reached Capitol Hill to share how encouraging families to have one more meal a week together has numerous benefits. From tasty sliders to tangy desserts, FMI members shared their favorite Family Meals recipes with ...
  • Promote Employee Voter Registration Week, September 25-29, 2017

    Sep 25, 2017
    FMI has joined with dozens of other organizations and companies to support Employee Voter Registration Week Sept. 25-29. This is a national initiative in which employers encourage their employees to become registered voters. The goal is not to tell ...
  • 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....
  • Going the Distance for Consumers – Beyond the Label

    Sep 12, 2017
    Customers are looking for more and more information about the products they buy – the kind of detailed information that will not fit on the package, but can be conveyed electronically. ...
  • Help Your Employees Participate in Our Democracy

    Sep 11, 2017
    It’s also important for food retailers and their employees to participate in the wider community, the one that stretches farther than the local neighborhood and encompasses the entire nation. A recent study conducted by BIPAC revealed that 52 ...
  • 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™...
  • Resources for Food Retailers Preparing for and Responding to Hurricane Irma

    Sep 5, 2017
    FMI wants to be a resource for our members that operate in Puerto Rico, Florida and other Southeastern states as they prepare for and later respond to Hurricane ...
  • The Future of Government Relationships

    Aug 31, 2017
    FMI’s government relations experts have decades of government and industry experience that we tap every day to educate policymakers on the potential impact of policy decisions on our members’ businesses, customers and communities....
  • Hurricane Harvey: Information, Resources and Donation Options for Food Retail

    Aug 29, 2017
    As our thoughts and hearts go out to those whose lives have been forever changed by this weather phenomenon, we grasp for those actions we can take that can help bring relief to those ...
  • September is We Card Awareness Month

    Aug 28, 2017
    September is We Card Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to train or re-train employees and raise awareness of the FDA regulations and state law compliance on the sale of ...
  • Telling the Story of Sustainability in Food Retail

    Aug 23, 2017
    Consumers want to know this fact – they want to feel like the store where they shop and where they get their favorite things shares their broader values. But they want to see behind the numbers to what these efforts really mean. Data is always ...