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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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  • Two FMI Gold Plate Winners Collaborate for National Family Meals Month 2018

    Sep 24, 2018
    What do Coborn’s grocery stores and American Heart Association’s (AHA) Healthy For Good ™ program have in common? Both are National Family Meals Month 2017 Gold Plate Award winners!...
  • 5 Food Innovation Trends At Expo East

    Sep 21, 2018
    At Natural Products Expo East last week, it was a pleasure to meet inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs that are raising the bar at food retail today....
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month™ Featured in Times Square

    Sep 7, 2018
    To kick off the fourth annual National Family Meals Month™, this new infographic with the message "More Matters at the Table and On Your Plate" appeared in Times Square on September 4. This represents a unique collaboration to combine the September ...
  • Kids or No Kids: How Millennials Are Grocery Shopping

    Sep 4, 2018
    We decided to look at the U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends2018 findings on Millennials verses Millennials with kids and see not only if our personal habits match the trends, but also how closely in-line our habits are to each ...
  • FMI Kicks-Off National Family Meals Month™

    Aug 31, 2018
    FMI and AFFI staff kick off the fourth annual National Family Meals Month with a staff family potluck ...
  • Photo Friday: National Family Meals Month™ Visits FMI's State Issues Retreat

    Aug 24, 2018
    This year at FMI’s State Issues Retreat, participants celebrated National Family Meals Month™ by enjoying dinner together as a family! Mitty, the National Family Meals Month spokesmitt, made an appearance and celebrated with the group that included ...
  • Eating Well Today: What It Means To Consumers

    Aug 22, 2018
    In the not-so-distant past, eating well entailed consuming enough sustenance to survive. More recently, it has meant fulfilling personal health and nutrition needs....
  • Ready for Some Good News?

    Aug 20, 2018
    We can all use some good news and if you are a traditional food retailer, the 2018 edition of FMI’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends has ...
  • Photo Friday: A Lesson In Affinage with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

    Aug 17, 2018
    Susan Borra, RD, chief health and wellness officer, Food Marketing Institute and executive director of the FMI Foundation, joins Wegmans' consumer affairs and nutrition team for a lesson in Affinage that included a cheese tasting in Rochester, New ...
  • The Symbiotic Relationship Between Eating Well And Shopping Well

    Aug 17, 2018
    We all want to eat well, but the concept means different things to different people. For some, eating well is all about the taste of the food; for others, it means consuming products of high nutritional value; and still for a growing number, eating ...
  • Have You Heard? National Family Meals Month Movement Is Trending

    Jul 27, 2018
    This September, the food retail industry celebrates the fourth annual National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM). NFMM and its huge impact is trending among consumers. Eighty-four percent of shoppers who saw the NFMM campaign reported healthier behaviors ...
  • Retail Foodservice: A College Student’s Perspective

    Jul 26, 2018
    As a college student living off-campus for the first time this past year, I only recently learned to weekly grocery shop on my own. As a newbie, I’m eager to discover the most cost-and time-efficient ways to prepare and enjoy nutritious, fresh meals ...
  • Top Trends and Our Finds from the 2018 Fancy Food Summer Show

    Jul 18, 2018
    Earlier this month our team traveled to New York to staff the FMI and SQF food safety attendee information area at the Fancy Food Summer Show. We were excited to talk to companies who might be a good fit in the new FMI Emerge program, a subscription-...
  • Driving Home The Benefits of Family Meals

    Jul 11, 2018
    An enormous National Family Meals Month™ movement has grown with an expansive suite of turnkey materials, broad industry awareness, a blossoming list of committed partners, mounting consumer engagement, and most importantly, demonstrated behavior ...
  • Do You Eat Well?

    Jul 10, 2018
    Did you eat well on July 4th? I am guessing food was a key part of your holiday activities, most likely a traditional barbeque. If I ask - did you “eat well?” How would you answer? Did you have tasty burgers and hot dogs? Did you have a fresh, ...