Private Brands

Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • New Infographic: July 4th Barbecue Breakdown

    Jun 30, 2022
    To help support our members’ communications with customers this holiday weekend regarding food price inflation, FMI has created a new July 4th Barbeque Breakdown infographic that highlights common ingredients people consume during their holiday ...
  • Shoppers Take a Fresh Look at Private Brands

    Jun 22, 2022
    What do you know about shoppers’ views on grocery private brands? Consumer attitudes have evolved in the last couple of years, and food retailers and manufacturers can no longer rely on long-held ...
  • Key Factors Influencing U.S. Grocery Shoppers

    Apr 13, 2022
    Consumers have witnessed a barrage of breaking news headlines over the last two years. Between a pandemic and resulting supply chain issues, and now increased inflation, there are weighty concerns on the minds of shoppers. However, Americans tell us ...
  • How Does FMI Know the Current State of the Food Industry?

    Apr 6, 2022
    The answer is from YOU. We know because the industry tells us each year when we ask, as we have been doing every year for more than 70 years. The first ever The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report appeared in 1949. Seventy-three years ...
  • Six Degrees of Separation No More

    Mar 29, 2022
    After two full years of being separated and unable to participate in-person at events, it was a breath of fresh air (literally and figuratively) to attend the Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) Innovation Showcase in Overland Park, KS, March 21-23. ...
  • What Do Americans Really Eat? Help Us Find Out

    Mar 14, 2022
    Have you ever wondered how much cereal or how many sandwiches we eat? How packaged foods contribute to meeting the nutritional needs of Americans? Or how the nutrient and ingredient profiles of foods are shifting in response to consumer demands? If ...
  • How To Make Private Brands Stick in an Omnichannel World

    Oct 8, 2021
    Enhancing private brands in ecommerce is an imperative for food retailers with their own private brands and improving execution is crucial to driving success. Many retailers have already recognized this and have taken steps below towards boosting ...
  • Permission to Innovate? Consumer-Centric Private Brand Strategies

    Jun 30, 2021
    For the last several years, we have been hearing private brand acceptance is at an all-time high. And for only the second time in history, the first being the great recession, consumer trial of private brands hit record highs due to the COVID-19 ...
  • A New Way to Gain Private Brands Insights

    May 5, 2021
    The new FMI Talking Private Brands Series, designed for private brands professionals, brings to life Power of Private Brands insights, emerging issues and opportunities....
  • Speaking from the Heart on Valentine’s Day

    Feb 12, 2021
    I am seizing this opportunity to issue this blog as my heartfelt Valentine’s Day card to the food industry, the community I have always admired and respected, but have come to appreciate and dare I say, love, in some new and more profound ways over ...