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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  • Chicken Soup and Tissues

    Mar 24, 2015
    If I say the words chicken soup and tissues, images of coughing, sneezing and fever probably jump into your head. It’s true, these items do seem to pair up when you have a cold, but they might also be beneficial when you’re well—and that’s why most ...
  • Food Safety and Health and Wellness Meet in the Store

    Mar 19, 2015
    Customers have a relatively high confidence in the food supply found at grocery stores. Ninety-one percent of consumers report that they trust their grocery to ensure safe food ...
  • Supermarkets are the new health care destinations

    Mar 17, 2015
    Early in my career, I had the privilege of being a registered pharmacist for Kmart. Back then, we filled prescriptions, helped customers with medication related questions and hosted occasional health screenings. Today’s pharmacists do so much more. ...
  • Q&A with Hank Cardello Health and Wellness Speaker at FMI Connect

    Mar 16, 2015
    I recently had the opportunity to speak with Hank Cardello, Senior Fellow and Director of Obesity Solutions Initiatives for Hudson Institute, about their newest study The “Better-For-You” Business Case: How is The Supermarket Sector Shaping Up? ...
  • Trend Spotting at Natural Products Expo West

    Mar 12, 2015
    With approximately 60,000 attendees trying to get into Anaheim convention Center for this year’s Natural Products Expo West, I couldn't help but feel that new trends and exciting products were waiting. Of course the expo could not start until Bob's ...
  • Supermarket devotion to health and wellness

    Mar 10, 2015
    For the third year, FMI has surveyed food retailers on how they are meeting the needs of shoppers who are seeking healthier lifestyles. FMI’s Retail Contributions to Health and Wellness demonstrates an exploration of health and wellness programs in ...
  • Announcing National Family Meals Month

    Jan 27, 2015
    Food retailers are doing more than ever to inspire and support home cooking, from quick dinner solutions, cooking classes and nutrition advice, to shortcuts like pre-prepped ingredients and freshly prepared entrees. That’s why this September the FMI ...
  • Food Retail Pharmacy Outlook For 2015

    Jan 12, 2015
    Consumer-driven health care is a trend that will only grow in prominence as more shoppers recognize and act on the personal connections they have between food selections and their health. Food retailers understand shoppers’ need for solutions in-...
  • Inspiration Starts at Home

    Jan 8, 2015
    We all feel the pressure to cook and eat more family meals together. The challenges we deal with in our own busy families—out-of-sync schedules, staggered meals, fast food seduction—are the same ones our customers face every week. We know those ...
  • Clearing Up Fish Fears

    Dec 15, 2014
    Both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently requested comments on a draft document entitled “What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish.” FMI submitted comments on the draft ...
  • 4 Reasons To Be Thankful for the FMI Foundation

    Nov 17, 2014
    Did you know that the Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser each year in conjunction with FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference? This winter we’re taking the party to Miami Beach, Florida where on January 24, 2015 food industry executives will ...
  • Collaborating for Care: New Models for Retail Health Care

    Oct 16, 2014
    With pharmacies, supermarkets and other mass retailers entering the health care market, an increasing number of consumers are taking advantage of the convenience of retail health ...