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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49% of shoppers

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  • A Conversation with Oscar Gonzalez, Northgate Gonzalez Market

    Jan 23, 2020
    Oscar Gonzalez, co-president and COO of Northgate Gonzalez Market, is chairman of FMI's 2020 Midwinter Executive Conference and a true leader when it comes to creating genuine experiences that hold true to his company’s personality. Under Oscar’s ...
  • What’s In A Brand?

    Jan 21, 2020
    Life is full of circumstances and situations that prompt us to evaluate our personal brand and make necessary changes, adapting to a new position or setting by shifting our brand. Sometimes these involve small adjustments and sometimes we must ...
  • Private Brands Positioned to Advance in 2020

    Jan 7, 2020
    The private brands industry is well positioned to gain ground in 2020. Why do I feel so positive about the outlook? It’s because of a growing private brands commitment and strategic positioning by food retailers. These emerged in findings from two ...
  • How to Expand Grocery Health and Wellness Programs to Online Shoppers

    Jan 2, 2020
    Online grocery shoppers are looking for convenience, but that doesn’t mean they are willing to sacrifice their health and wellness goals. When it comes to serving online grocery shoppers, food retailers can do more to meet shoppers’ health and ...
  • FMI’s 2019 Year in Review

    Dec 20, 2019
    There is something particularly noble about accomplishments that have so many ups and downs and surprise developments that they require a special brand of perseverance. Finishing the fight requires overcoming the nagging drag of self-doubt when the ...
  • Helping Shoppers In-Store With Their New Year, New You Goals

    Dec 16, 2019
    New Year’s resolutions often start with plans to be healthier. What if a shopper’s new year, new you goal to be healthier could be achieved in a simple way—by doing something they already do regularly—going to the grocery store? That’s right, ...
  • What is the Certified Plant Based Seal?

    Dec 3, 2019
    Plant-based food products are no longer just a trend – they are here to stay in an industry that is growing incrementally each day. FMI’s Power of Meat 2019 report finds that plant-based meat alternatives sales increased 19.2% last year and account ...
  • Mark Your Calendars: Special Days During the Holidays

    Nov 26, 2019
    In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, I encourage you to donate to the FMI Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports research and education in the areas of food safety, nutrition, and health. Here are some of our 2019 successes that ...
  • Health and Well-Being: The Best Trend for Grocery Store Sales

    Nov 18, 2019
    No matter the food trend consumers desire, food retailers responding to The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2019 report see consumers’ focus on health and well-being as having a positive impact on their business strategy....
  • 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 ...