Health and Wellness

Our Voice of Food Retail blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food retail industry.

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  • How the Rise of “Flexitarians” is Powering Plant-Based Sales

    Oct 22, 2019
    Today in the food industry, there are thousands of companies riding the wave of the plant-based protein trend. Grocery stores, restaurants and even convenience stores are on the road to wide-spread plant-based offerings. Five years ago, a plant-...
  • Monster of an Idea to Keep Family Meals Alive

    Oct 17, 2019
    In 2019 the Gold Plate Awards will recognize retailer, supplier and community collaborator programs that creatively participated in National Family Meals Month in September....
  • Helping Families Be Healthier and Happier with Quick, Easy Seafood Meals

    Oct 2, 2019
    The FMI Foundation partnered with the Seafood Nurtrition Partnership™ to emphasize the importance of family meals, expanding National Family Meals Month™ throughout the year and into a true movement - the Family Meals Movement....
  • Photo Friday: Helping Families Share More Meals Together

    Sep 27, 2019
    National Family Meals Month™ is coming to a close, but the family meals celebration is still going strong. Here are some of the ways the food retail industry is helping consumers share more meals ...
  • Photo Friday: Family Meals Month in Action

    Sep 20, 2019
    The food retail industry is rallying around National Family Meals Month™. Here are some of the activities we’ve seen encouraging families to get back to the ...
  • Gen Z Shoppers Partner with Grocery Stores on Health and Wellness

    Sep 18, 2019
    Young adulthood is a time of freedom, discovery and charting your path in the world. Eating balanced, healthy meals is normally a low priority during this time. Gen Z, however, couldn’t be more different—they are young adults focused on ...
  • Food And Families Fit Like A Hand In A Mitt

    Sep 11, 2019
    FMI's Foundation’s National Family Meals Month™Spokesmitt, Mitty the Mitt, joins the Voice of Food Retail as a guest author to share favorite family meal memories and speak to the impact the food retail industry has made helping consumers have one ...
  • Chillax! Mealtime Is Covered

    Aug 26, 2019
    It’s been said that frozen foods are the original meal kit. Frozen foods cover every meal occasion: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert....
  • Putting Our Money Where Our Meal Is

    Aug 21, 2019
    The expression “put your money where your mouth is” first appeared in America in the 1930s or 1940s. The idea behind this idiom is that while it's easy to talk about doing something, it's much harder to actually take action. When it comes to ...
  • Life on the Verge of a Meltdown – Personalizing Shopping with a Toddler

    Aug 20, 2019
    Grocery shopping with a toddler is like shopping with a ticking time bomb. You have a finite amount of time to get your shopping completed before the inevitable meltdown ...
  • “Safe Recipe Style Guide” Reaches Costa Rica

    Aug 16, 2019
    Auto Mercado, a grocery chain in Costa Rica, began using the Safe Recipe Style Guide in its stores. Auto Mercado worked with its nutrition and marketing team to include the Safe Recipe Style Guidemessages in store recipes and translated the ...
  • How Two Millennials Personalize Health and Well-Being

    Aug 15, 2019
    Any internet search for "healthy" will show there is no one size, fits-all approach. As a 24-year old type-1 diabetic, I need to take good care of my health, especially through my diet. My husband, Nick, still has a young person's metabolism and ...
  • Can’t Decide on a Family Meal?

    Jul 31, 2019
    Everybody is joining the Family Meals Movement – are you? One of the best ways to join the movement is to start with National Family Meals Month this September. ...
  • The 25% Of Us Who Grocery Shop for Ourselves

    Jul 30, 2019
    I’m one of the 25% of grocery shoppers making purchasing decisions solely for myself. As a single shopper, I have my own methods to meet my household shopping needs, but are my shopping habits really that different from co-shoppers, shared shoppers ...
  • Five Trends from the Fancy Food Show

    Jul 11, 2019
    Walking the aisles at the Summer Fancy Food Show, where FMI had a booth showcasing the SQF Food Safety Program and FMI Emerge for companies growing their grocery shelf presence, we picked up on five key trends to share with food retailers and FMI ...