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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  • Family Meals Fuel Better Nutrition

    Aug 29, 2017
    As a Registered Dietitian, I believe that one of the best health promotion messages is to simply encourage family meals. Consumers tell us that they would like to eat healthier, but also say that nutrition advice is confusing. As a result, the ...
  • Supermarkets Can Offer Health in Every Aisle

    Aug 24, 2017
    Today many food retailers see their mission to be a key partner in health and wellness in the communities they serve. This vison is backed by FMI’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2017 research that 45 percent of consumers perceive their primary food ...
  • Start Your National Family Meals Month™ Campaign With In-Store Excellence

    Aug 17, 2017
    Research tells us that nearly nine out of 10 food retailers already routinely take advantage of in-store marketing initiatives like product sampling (86 percent) or healthy recipes (86 percent) and good-for-you product displays (86 percent) (2017 ...
  • Personalized Health and Nutrition: A Significant Growth Opportunity in Retail

    Aug 15, 2017
    If I look back to just three years ago in our industry, two primary leadership teams held responsibility for operationalized health and wellness initiatives in food retail – pharmacy (59 percent) and nutrition (50 percent) leadership teams. Now we’...
  • What Does a Winning National Family Meals Month Media Campaign Look Like?

    Aug 10, 2017
    A study conducted for FMI by Nielsen found that 95 percent of those who learned of the National Family Meals Month™ campaign on social media or by e-mail changed their shopping and consumption habits because of it....
  • Use Every Channel You Have to Spread the National Family Meals Month Message

    Jul 31, 2017
    The entire food retail industry today is striving to offer consumers a seamless shopping experience. Almost every company now has an omnichannel strategy that will give consumers every possible opportunity to access its products, services and ...
  • How Do You Get 300,000 Families to Send You Photos of Them Sharing a Meal Together?

    Jul 25, 2017
    Hy-Vee had a simple goal that it shared with food retailers and wholesalers across the country last year and will again this September as the industry celebrates National Family Meals Month™...
  • How My Weekly Grocery Shopping Habits Relate to U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends

    Jul 25, 2017
    My weekly trip to the grocery store, usually early on Sunday morning, often makes me wonder about my grocery shopping habits compared to the shopping trends I study and analyze from FMI's 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report....
  • How To Have A Successful Family Meals Month

    Jul 19, 2017
    Introducing the first edition of Best Practices and Excellence in National Family Meals Month™ Programming—a new resource from the FMI Foundation that highlights different ways retailers and suppliers can take the Family Meals Month concept and run ...
  • Buying the Luxury of Time to Think

    Jun 21, 2017
    The luxury of reflection and leisurely consideration is disappearing as we seek to do business in a world requiring us to stay two steps ahead or risk quickly finding ourselves three paces behind. At FMI, we have redoubled our efforts at identifying ...
  • In-Store Pharmacies Are Just What the Customer Ordered

    Jun 19, 2017
    Oliver Wyman reports that more than 1,600 retail locations are now home to healthcare clinics, and an increasing number of pharmacy, supermarket and mass chains have entered the healthcare space. Shoppers desire convenience, access and transparency ...
  • K-VA-T’s Omnichannel Approach to National Family Meals Month™

    Jun 16, 2017
    Food City was selected for a Gold Plate Award for their omnichannel campaign that excelled in community outreach. To educate and engage their consumers, Food City used in-store, social media, print, and community strategies to spread the message of ...
  • Photo Friday: Northgate Gonzalez Market in La Habra

    Jun 9, 2017
    Sue Borra, FMI's chief health and wellness officer, toured the Tortillera Northgate Gonzalez Market in La Habra located in Orange County, California with Teresa Blanco, wellness program manager, and Enrique Sanchez, assistant store team leader.This ...
  • Frozen Foods: A Solution for Healthy, Easy Meals Shoppers Seek

    Mar 24, 2017
    Today’s shoppers are looking for healthy, easy meal solutions, and since March is National Nutrition Month and National Frozen Food Month, it is an excellent time to take a fresh look at frozen foods. Frozen foods currently represent 6.2 percent of ...
  • 2017 Top Trends in Fresh: Holistic Health

    Mar 15, 2017
    According to 2017 Top Trends in Fresh, 230 million individuals will be living with chronic illnesses by 2030, and it’s no surprise to hear, that healthcare premiums are also soaring. In response, consumers are focusing on self-care and holistic ...