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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  • 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 ...
  • Coming Clean About Clean Labeling

    Feb 6, 2018
    Our FMI Private Brand Council singled out the trend in clean eating due to consumer’s yearning for transparency, trust, authenticity and integrity in the food system. Still, we recognize that there are numerous inconsistencies relevant to the clean ...
  • How the Role of Store Managers Has Changed

    Feb 5, 2018
    While the role of a store manager still requires a friendly face and a strong work ethic, just like the evolving marketplace, their duties are being ...
  • Holidays and Grocery Industry: Gifts That Keeps On Giving

    Jan 16, 2018
    Ask any food retailer and they will tell you that Thanksgiving through Super Bowl Sunday is their busiest time of the year. It’s true, there are a number of holidays crammed into a short time period between November and early February, but is this ...