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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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  • 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 ...
  • Proclaiming Family Meals Month in Every State: A College Student’s Perspective

    Jul 3, 2019
    State resolutions/proclamations are an excellent way to support the National Family Meals Month™ programs that are being implemented by the retailers and suppliers across the country....
  • Wakefern Shares the Importance of Family Meals with the Whole Company

    Jun 21, 2019
    For National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) 2018, Gold Plate Award-winner Wakefern Food Corp. encouraged family meals throughout their entire company. Natalie Menza-Crowe, director of health and wellness at Wakefern Food Corp., shared insights about ...
  • Cannabis and Hemp and CBD, Oh My! A Breakdown for Food Retailers

    Jun 11, 2019
    Whether you are walking through the aisles of your local supermarket, convenience store, pharmacy or simply perusing a health magazine, you have probably seen an increase in the number of products and advertisements promoting ingredients such as ...
  • World Food Safety Day: There is No Food Security Without Food Safety

    Jun 5, 2019
    FMI and SQFI support World Food Safety Day because it promotes awareness of the importance of food safety and inspires actions for safer food. We encourage you to participate in World Food Safety Day raise awareness around food safety at all levels ...
  • A Unique Approach to Celebrate National Family Meals Month

    Jun 3, 2019
    Each family has its own unique challenges to achieving a regular family mealtime. The Kellogg Company, a 2018 Gold Plate Award Winner, focused its National Family Meals Month campaign on helping WIC families have one more meal each ...
  • Did Millennials Usher in The Era of The Impossible Whopper?

    Apr 22, 2019
    Recently, Burger King introduced the Impossible Whopper—a vegetarian version of the classic Whopper—and there are claims of other fast food restaurants following this trend. Taste testers in the pilot location of St. Louis, Missouri, are giving the ...
  • Hy-Vee Sets the Table for National Family Meals Month

    Apr 19, 2019
    To reach every customer in their stores, Gold Plate Award-winner Hy-Vee provided customers with tips and tools to make mealtime more manageable, and partnered with other organizations to reach customers outside their ...
  • Family Meals Newest Spokespeople: Kids!

    Apr 8, 2019
    For National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM), three-time Gold Plate Award winner Skogen’s Festival Foods took on the challenge that parents face daily: engaging ...
  • Photo Friday: Proclaim It Family Meals Month

    Apr 5, 2019
    Last week the FMI Foundation attended the House Conference District Director Fly-in, where local district directors gathers on Capitol Hill to hear about national initiatives they can take back to their ...
  • Crashing Tailgate Parties – A Unique Way to Promote More Family Meals

    Mar 27, 2019
    Every September, National Family Meals Month™ is celebrated throughout the US, and in the upper Midwest of America, many families also enjoy meals together at tailgate parties in the parking lots of college and NFL football games throughout the ...
  • Key Trends and Products from Natural Products Expo West

    Mar 25, 2019
    The energy was palpable at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim earlier this month. There was truly a community feel throughout the event. The FMI Emerge team was there to speak with emerging brands wanting to grow their distribution and scale ...
  • A New Recipe for Food Safety at Home

    Mar 20, 2019
    The FMI Foundation and Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) released the Safe Recipe Style Guide, to help standardize food safety recipe instructions. These instructions can help raise public awareness for proper handwashing procedures, ...
  • The SCOTUS Case that will Reexamine What “Confidential” Means to You

    Mar 19, 2019
    A legal case heading to oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court this spring has far-reaching implications when it comes to something you hold near and dear -- your confidential commercial information. FMI is a named party in the case because we ...
  • Bringing the Power of One More Family Meal to the Screen

    Mar 6, 2019
    Gold Plate Award-winner, GIANT Food Stores, “Power of One More Family Meal” campaign reached 65 million people in-store, at home, and in their communities....