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 Everything We Know About Consumers is Being Flipped And What That Means For Leadership

    May 16, 2018
    There is no doubt that there is a primal shift within the food industry with consumer reality that is changing the way we do business and revising industry leadership ...
  • Proclaim September as Family Meals Month in Your State

    May 11, 2018
    A unique way for State Grocery and Retail Associations to support this cause is to have your state proclaim September as Family Meals Month. Beyond benefits to consumers, NFMM helps the food retail industry encourage consumers to have more meals ...
  • FMI Foundation Accepting 2018 Food Safety Scholarship and Educational Grant Applications

    Apr 26, 2018
    Since 2013, the Food Safety Auditing Scholarship and Education Travel Grant has been awarded to 43 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. This scholarship recognizes students with strong leadership skills, outstanding academic ...
  • Retooling Your Resources For National Family Meals Month

    Apr 5, 2018
    This past September, American Heart Association (AHA) promoted National Family Meals Month™(NFMM) through their Healthy For Good program. The Healthy For Good movement aims to help people create sustainable, healthy ...
  • Campbell’s Family Meals Partnerships: Helping Families Eat Together

    Mar 29, 2018
    Campbell Soup Company, two-time winners of the Gold Plate Award, celebrated National Family Meals Month™ with their 2017 program Campbell’s Family Meals Partnerships: Helping Families Eat ...
  • Connecting Family Meals with Health and Wellness

    Mar 14, 2018
    The Kroger Co., a 2017 Gold Plate Award winner, focused their National Family Meals Month™ campaign on this natural connection between family meals and health and wellness. Kroger Health’s mission is to "help people live healthier lives, and one of ...
  • Health and Wellness is celebrated in March with National Nutrition Month and National Dietitian Nutrition Day

    Mar 14, 2018
    Not only is March National Nutrition Month, but today is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, and FMI would once again like to celebrate registered dietitians in the food retail industry and highlight our resident Dietitians at ...
  • How Wholesale Grocers Can Leverage Multiple Brands to Celebrate National Family Meals Month

    Mar 8, 2018
    Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) participated in National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) for the past few years primarily utilizing its Best Choice brand. This year, AWG’s Grocers’ promoted (NFMM) through all of their brands (Best Choice, ...
  • 7 Strategies for Foodservice at Retail Success

    Mar 5, 2018
    The home-cooked meal has been the heart of food retail for generations. Yet for many busy families, such meals are not always realistic. A recent FMI study, Power of Foodservice at Retail, finds the average household foregoes a home-cooked dinner ...
  • The New Meat Opportunities

    Mar 1, 2018
    For the past three days, we’ve been surrounded by meat at the annual Meat Conference hosted by FMI and North American Meat Institute in Nashville. As we talked to retail and supplier attendees, we heard a lot of discussion about the direction the ...
  • SpartanNash Family Meals Month

    Attracting, Exciting, and Engaging with Families

    Feb 27, 2018
    SpartanNash Company stated that their goal for National Family Meals Month™ was to “attract, excite and engage with all of the families that shop in our store and encourage them to eat together at home again during the month of September,” ...
  • Store Managers Are All Heart

    Feb 20, 2018
    In a world where social media, digital ads and the latest apps are all accessible, it becomes a point of differentiation to have quality, meaningful connections with people. That’s where store managers come in....
  • Tackling the Eating Together Challenge

    Feb 15, 2018
    We know families appreciate the benefits of eating together—71 percent of parents say that ideally, they would like to eat dinner with their children every single night. Unfortunately, families succeed only half the time. Why do families fail at ...
  • National Family Meals Month Gains Mentor Power

    Feb 12, 2018
    This past September, Skogen’s Festival Foods celebrated National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) through new and returning avenues....
  • Your Health: Paying for It Now or Later

    Feb 8, 2018
    You pay for it now or you pay for it later – that is, when it comes to your health. These are the words from a consumer recently interviewed by IRI for our 2018 Top Trends in Fresh, which point to a struggle that is playing out every day in the food ...