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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  • 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 ...
  • Put your Best Fork Forward – Celebrating National Nutrition Month 2017

    Mar 8, 2017
    This year’s National Nutrition Month theme, Put Your Best Fork Forward, is a nice reminder that making small shifts in food choices, one forkful at a time can result in big changes towards a healthy diet....
  • 2017 Top Trends in Fresh: Holistic Health

    Mar 1, 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 ...
  • Food Retailers: A Trusted Health and Wellness Partner

    Jan 4, 2017
    Consumers believe their food retailer is a trusted ally to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. According to 2016 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research, 45 percent of shoppers say their grocery store is working to help them stay healthy....
  • 2016 for the FMI Foundation Was All About Family Meals and Food Safety

    Jan 4, 2017
    In 2016, the FMI Foundation made huge strides to help Americans eat one more family meal at home each week. September, National Family Meals Month™ transitioned from a social media campaign to a living, breathing campaign alive in stores, on TV, on ...
  • Randy Edeker and the FMI Foundation Stir It Up! at Midwinter

    Dec 21, 2016
    The countdown has officially begun for FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference, and so it is time to catch up with Randy Edeker, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer for Hy-Vee, Inc. and the chairman of the FMI Foundation Board ...