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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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  • 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 ...
  • The FMI Foundation Presents: Stir It Up!

    Dec 1, 2016
    Drum roll please! The FMI Foundation is accenting the FUN in fundraising with our new event Stir It Up!, a lively cooking competition between food industry executives taking place January 29 at the 2017 FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in ...
  • Every Month Should Be National Family Meals Month

    Sep 29, 2016
    As we come to the end of the 2nd National Family Meals Month™, I am convinced that encouraging family meals at home should be a year round promotion. Every September, the FMI Foundation will continue to raise awareness about the important role ...
  • The Family Meals Month Celebration

    Sep 21, 2016
    Every day in September has been a real treat because my daily emails are full of new and exciting National Family Meals Month™ stories. It’s clear that grocery stores are coming up with creative ways to join in on Family Meals Month and that the ...
  • A Special Plate for Special Family Meals

    Sep 13, 2016
    At the FMI Foundation, we have our own version of the special plate—the Gold Plate Awards. Since 2013, we’ve been using the Gold Plate Awards to highlight the outstanding programs implemented by the food industry to encourage family meals. The ...
  • National Family Meals Month on Sound Bites Podcast

    Sep 6, 2016
    Susan Borra, RD, executive director of the FMI Foundation, participated in a recent edition of Sound Bites, a Podcast hosted by registered dietitian and nutritionist, Melissa Joy Dobbins to talk National Family Meals ...
  • The Adventures of Family Meals

    Sep 1, 2016
    This September, I invite grocery and supplier companies to celebrate the adventures of family meals as part of National Family Meals Month™. Family meals eaten at home have been proven to benefit the health and wellness of children and adolescents, ...
  • September Is All About Family Meals

    Aug 23, 2016
    In many ways, September has become the month where many families reset their routines after summer vacation time. Yes, it’s back to school season, which means busy schedules, but it’s also National Family Meals Month™, a way for retailers and ...
  • 4 Findings on Parenting and Family Meals

    Aug 2, 2016
    In our recent Shopping for Health report, conducted with Rodale Inc., we asked parents with children, ages 0 – 17, about their shopping, cooking and family meal habits. We know that juggling work, kids and the busy demands of daily life can make it ...
  • Are You Ready for September National Family Meals Month?

    Jul 19, 2016
    Again this September, retailers and suppliers are coming together with the FMI Foundation to celebrate National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM). What is National Family Meals Month? This industry-wide movement raises awareness of the benefits of frequent ...
  • What Does Innovation Mean to You?

    Jun 22, 2016
    For some, innovation is the latest technology or gadget that promises to transform the way we all live our lives and do business. For others, innovation is that big idea that solves both a business problem and a consumer need. And then there are ...
  • Talking Family Meals at FMI Connect

    May 27, 2016
    In its first year, National Family Meals Month™ achieved significant momentum around its key priorities. We issued a pledge challenge and retailers and suppliers raised their oven mitts at the 2015 FMI Foundation Gala, garnering the support of ...