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  • Gold Plate = Gold Star on Family Meals

    Sep 10, 2015
    Last night we were pleased to honor our four winners of the 2015 Gold Plate Awards at a reception on Capitol Hill with the House Agriculture Committee and Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11). Here are some photos of the ...
  • Celebrating Family Meals

    Sep 1, 2015
    To celebrate family meals and kick off this month long movement, we’ve launched a consumer website with resources and fun ways to get involved. Visit for more details and look for updates on social media using #...
  • Turning our focus toward “Feeding the Future”

    Aug 27, 2015
    In a thematically crucial scene in the movie Dead Poet’s Society, instructor John Keating – captivatingly played by Robin Williams – shocks his literature students by leaping atop his desk telling them that he does this “…to remind myself that we ...
  • Kings Food Markets: Leading Shoppers To Better Health Through Family Meals

    Jul 31, 2015
    The FMI Foundation is proud to see a growing number of FMI retailer and associate members join the family meals movement by pledging their commitment to helping families share one more meal at home per week. Chief among these supporters is FMI ...
  • Top 5 Stories from FMI So Far This Year

    Jul 27, 2015
    With full inboxes and busy schedules, sometimes we miss things. That’s why it’s good to recap every now and then. With that in mind, here are the top five blog posts from FMI so far in ...
  • One Supermarket Chef’s Keys to Family Meal Success

    Jul 15, 2015
    With National Family Meals Month™ on the horizon, the FMI Foundation sat down to chat with Foodland’s Chef Keoni Chang, winner of the 2014 Supermarket Chef Showdown family meals category and Grand Champion of the 2012 Supermarket Chef ...
  • How Does Your Company Inspire Families to Share More Meals At Home?

    Jun 25, 2015
    With the nomination deadline for 2015 Gold Plate Awards on the horizon (July 31), we think it’s a great time to share learnings from some of our past Gold Plate Award ...
  • In Their Own Words: Supermarket Chef Showdown Winners

    Jun 19, 2015
    Out of 295 recipes, 15 finalists where chosen to compete at FMI Connect, five went home winners and one is the reigning Grand Champion headed to Calabria, Italy for an all expense-paid culinary immersion program for two at the Italian Culinary ...
  • Video: Publix Talks Family Meals, Competition and Innovation

    Jun 15, 2015
    In a live interview from FMI Connect, Maria Brous, Director of Media and Community Relations for the Publix Super Markets talks about helping families share meals together at home, competition and innovation....
  • Supermarket Chefs’ Prepared Desserts Take the Cake with Consumers

    Jun 2, 2015
    Health and wellness experts like FMI’s very own Cathy Polley, RPh know that healthy diets leave room for dessert. Sustainable weight management hinges in large part on dietary moderation; deprivation diets that restrict entire categories of food ...
  • Supermarket Chefs Meeting Demand for Ethnic Dishes with Prepared Foods

    May 26, 2015
    Quinoa. Cous Cous. Orzo. Not so long ago these ethnic foods were virtually unknown to the average American consumer. Fast forward to today, and they’re pantry staples for many of us. Ethnic foods have gone mainstream and supermarket chefs—much to ...
  • As the Party Platter Turns: Supermarket Chefs Bring Evolution to Supermarket Catering

    May 20, 2015
    Today’s shoppers are upping the ante—and opportunity—for grocers with increasingly high-end expectations for supermarket catering. A finalist in the 2015 Supermarket Chef Showdown, Chef Tim Donnelly of Publix notes, “Our customers want variety and ...
  • FMI Connect Has What Your Shoppers Want for Dinner

    May 15, 2015
    When shoppers prowl your store’s periphery looking for answers to the question, “What’s for dinner?” they want a few things: They’re looking for something that’s easy to make, healthy for their families, tastes good and puts them right at the center ...
  • Are You Taller Than An Oven Mitt? See How You Measure Up at FMI Connect

    May 14, 2015
    With the first ever NFMM on September’s horizon and a growing roster of enthusiastic supporters, our outreach efforts have been in overdrive. We’re bringing that momentum with us to FMI Connect next month to rally the industry around family meals—a ...
  • The “Better-for-You” Business Case: Four Buckets of Insights

    May 13, 2015
    The upcoming “Better-For-You” Business case study focuses on building the business case for healthier, lower-calorie foods by demonstrating the financial and marketing benefits from modifying marketing practices and product portfolios. Supermarkets ...