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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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  • 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....
  • More Fruits and Veggies and More Family Meals - A Winning Combination

    Mar 1, 2019
    Gold Plate Award winner, Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH),and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation, partnered this past September to educate more families about the value of shared, produce-packed ...
  • Stir It Up! 2019 Delivers Top Awards for Best in Family Meal Fare and Raises $1.2M for the FMI Foundation

    Feb 15, 2019
    Each year at the FMI Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Stir It Up!, we replicate the culinary adventures that shoppers can experience every day in food retail stores across the nation. The 2019 Stir It Up! competition winners exemplified ...
  • Building A Culture of Trust and Transparency in Food Retail

    Jan 30, 2019
    I love to ask participants to fill in the blank to this sentence, “I trust my grocery store to ______.” For a while, I got responses like “sell safe food,” “be clean” and “have a good assortment of food.” But in recent years, I hear more answers ...
  • Stir It Up! Spices Up The Competition

    Jan 18, 2019
    In a few days, spatulas will hit the frying pans, whisks will whip the mixing bowls, and various spices will delight your taste buds. Let’s just say, it’s game on at Stir It Up!, FMI Foundation’s signature fundraising event celebrating family ...
  • The Boardroom’s Perspective of The Future of Retail

    Jan 15, 2019
    For the fourth year, FMI and Oliver Wyman have teamed up to provide thought leadership on the most pressing issues facing the food retail industry. The annual edition of Boardroom takes readers directly into the C-Suite of food retail companies and ...
  • Unifying the Food Retail Industry in 2018

    Jan 4, 2019
    The FMI Foundation worked to unite the food retail industry using three main campaigns: National Family Meals Month™, Unified Voice Protocol and Stir It ...
  • Health and Wellness: The Heart and Soul of Food Retail

    Jan 4, 2019
    Health and wellness is at the heart of almost every food retail success story this year. Significantly, according to the 2018 Food Retailing Industry Speaks research, industry executives identified the consumer health and wellness proposition (81 ...
  • FMI’s 2018 Financial Diversity

    Dec 31, 2018
    Providing the retail food industry with the myriad products and services that FMI offers requires resources—both human and financial capital. To avoid being a one-pronged fork, any well-run business endeavors to diversify its revenue sources and FMI ...
  • FMI’s Strategic X’s and O’s in 2018

    Dec 17, 2018
    What is true for the industry is reflected in the life of its trade association. 2018 has been a year of the need for FMI to pay attention to where we plot our X’s while carefully watching out for those sneaky O’...
  • Robert Irvine Adds Sizzle to Stir it Up!

    Dec 13, 2018
    Celebrated chef and culinary personality Robert Irvine will take the stage to emcee Stir It Up!. With this added star power, this fundraiser is sure to go from “stirring” to “sizzling!” The event will take place at FMI’s Midwinter Executive ...
  • Celebrating Grocers Doing Good with the 2018 Community Outreach Awards

    Nov 15, 2018
    This year, grocers across the country stepped-up their various acts of generosity with personalized programs and initiatives to truly impact and benefit the communities they serve each day. Here are the 2018 Community Outreach Award ...
  • New Opioid Law Headlines Recent Policy Actions Impacting Pharmacies

    Nov 1, 2018
    At a time when pharmacies are more important than ever to supermarkets and our customers because of their link to wellness, they are also increasingly important to federal policy efforts – from combating the ongoing, nationwide opioid epidemic, to ...
  • Photo Friday: A Night of Family Meals and Nutrition

    Oct 26, 2018
    The FMI Foundation hosted a Family Meals Reception before the start of the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo this past Friday. Food retail dietitians and nutrition advocates celebrated family meals with Mitty the Spokesmitt and enjoyed a ...