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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45% of shoppers

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  • The Future Is Now: Food Retail Establishments Becoming Health and Wellness Destinations

    Dec 29, 2017
    While food trends may change as quickly as your Instagram feed refreshes, health and wellness in food retail continues to grow into a mainstay in food purchase decisions. Food retailers report the top two trends they believe will most positively ...
  • FMI Foundation Sets New Records in Fundraising, Family Meals, Research and Scholarships

    Dec 29, 2017
    2017 was a record-setting year for the FMI Foundation. In January, the Foundation launched a completely re-designed fundraising event that included a lively cooking competition designed to accentuate the FUN in Fundraising and celebrate the good ...
  • Adjusting our Optics on the Consumer

    Dec 28, 2017
    FMI’s 2017 work in clarifying shopper expectations of transparency, addressing consumer concerns and highlighting community service helped better frame the food retail picture and sharpened industry focus on the customer’s craving of personalized ...
  • The Lego Legacy of 2017

    Dec 18, 2017
    2017 has been a year of big accomplishments for FMI, but something of a Lego-experience since these huge achievements are the sum of many, many small steps and tiny pieces coming together. Over the next few weeks, FMI will devote its blog platform ...
  • To Speak with One Voice

    Dec 15, 2017
    We refer to this new program as the Unified Voice Protocol and it is FMI’s most recent effort to establish a model approach to proactively perpetuate the environment of trust consumers tell us they enjoy with food retailers and to enhance that trust ...
  • In the Spirit of Giving, Let’s Stir It Up!

    Dec 14, 2017
    It’s that time of year when we’re all encouraged to give back a little. Maybe you’re running a store promotion to raise money for a local charity or working with a local food back to provide families holiday meals. However you’re giving back this ...
  • Cooking Classes Support Family Meals

    Nov 28, 2017
    The grassroots partnership with food retailers is the reason why Common Threads is such an active partner in the FMI Foundation’s National Family Meals Month campaign to encourage families to eat one more meal together every ...
  • The Ripple Effect of Kindness

    Nov 7, 2017
    In today’s world it is far too easy to miss the powerful ripple effect caused by one kind act, and no one demonstrates this better than food retailers....
  • Recasting Disruption As Growth Opportunity

    Nov 6, 2017
    If we continue to characterize all things driving change as disruptors, we paint all change in the darker, more negative hues, suggesting that we view it as something we are being thrust into against our ...
  • How Health and Wellness Fits Food Retail in the 21st Century

    Oct 24, 2017
    We’ve moved from an era where there was a dearth of nutrition facts to the present-day challenge of health-information ...
  • Preserving Shopper Trust through Health and Wellness

    Oct 16, 2017
    The most recent FMI U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends study found that nearly half of Americans see their “primary food store” as a significant ally in their attempts to achieve their health and wellness ...
  • How Do #GrocersDoingGood Create Youth Development Programs in Communities?

    Oct 13, 2017
    The unique strength of Cooking up Change comes from its power to elevate a meal and a message created by students so that it reaches their peers locally and nationwide. Through the competition, students gain a platform to discuss the importance of ...
  • FMI Family Embraces National Family Meals Month

    Oct 12, 2017
    During the month of September, FMI Staff celebrated National Family Meals Month™ with weekly events. The month kicked off with a pot luck celebration where everyone had the opportunity to share dishes that were special to their families. We also ...
  • Help Needed to Set the Table for Economic Growth

    Oct 12, 2017
    Our industry is in a time of great transition and change. The landscape is evolving in ways that necessitate significant capital expenditures and investments in order for traditional grocery stores and supermarkets to remain ...
  • Go For The Gold: Excellence in National Family Meals Month Programming

    Oct 4, 2017
    By all accounts, this September is the best and most celebrated National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) to date! Celebrate your accomplishments during the month of September through the FMI Foundation's Gold Plate ...