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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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  • 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 ...
  • He Said, She Said on Private Brands and Health and Wellness

    Oct 22, 2018
    We both love the early 1990s romantic comedy He Said, She Said for its witty depiction of people’s different points-of-views. As a registered dietitian with many years in the health and wellness arena and a seasoned private brand professional, we ...
  • Celebrating Outstanding Family Meals Programs: Gold Plate Awards

    Oct 18, 2018
    In the fourth year of the campaign, NFMM far exceeded expectations in the level of participation of the food retail ...
  • Making Disruption Work for Your Business

    Oct 12, 2018
    Food retailers continue to see opportunities for differentiation as consumer expectations continue to shift and evolve. They have also become increasingly savvy, having to compete with an ever-growing set of rivals. We’re seeing a variety of ...
  • 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....