Research

Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • Infographics: A Window into How People Grocery Shop Online

    Jul 29, 2021
    We continue to dive into insights from 2021 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends and explore online grocery shopping via an infographic series. In our third infographic we look at how consumers grocery shop online. Research finds consumers are experimenting ...
  • The New Climate of Food Retail

    Jul 27, 2021
    We have all witnessed large scale changes to the design and layout of our favorite grocery stores since the start of COVID-19. Most of the in-store dining experiences were dismantled, and the salad bars turned into grab-and-go stations for pre-made ...
  • Infographics: A Window into Where People Grocery Shop Online

    Jul 20, 2021
    We continue to dive into insights from 2021 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends and explore online grocery shopping via an infographic series. In our second infographic we look at where shoppers grocery shop online. When it comes to online grocery shopper, ...
  • COVID-19 Pandemic: The Grocery Store Was My Reprieve

    Jul 19, 2021
    For me, the trip to the grocery store was the only “normalcy” I experienced. While I had friends and family that moved their entire grocery experience online, I held on to the in-store trip like it was a ...
  • Infographic: A Window into Who is Grocery Shopping Online

    Jul 14, 2021
    Over the coming weeks, we’ll dive into insights from 2021 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends and explore online grocery shopping via an infographic series. First, we look at who is grocery shopping online. The number of online grocery shoppers grew during ...
  • Plant-Based: Practical, Personal and Popular

    Jul 7, 2021
    Our recent U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2021 report indicates that 48% of people claim to follow at least one dietary approach to eating for better health with plant-based among the most popular (10%)...
  • My Grocery Shopping Habits Are Starting To Resemble My Mother’s

    Jul 6, 2021
    I could be classified as either a Millennial or Gen X based on my birthday, but my habits tend to be a mix of both generations. My mom is a Baby Boomer. Therefore, you would think we would have very different habits—especially when grocery shopping ...
  • Unconventional Grilling is Hot this Summer

    Jul 2, 2021
    The Independence Day holiday conjures up all the senses associated with fire – the summer heat, the warmth of family and community gatherings, the smell of fireworks, and the permeating aroma of meat on the outdoor ...
  • The Power of Health and Well-being… More Powerful Than Ever

    Jun 18, 2021
    This year’s Power of Health and Well-being in the Food Industry 2021 report provides a roadmap to the new health and well-being landscape from the food industry perspective, sharing insights on everything from consumer trends to transparency ...
  • Man Oh Man, Grocery Shopping Has Changed

    Jun 17, 2021
    For the 31 years I have been married, I have always been the one who did the grocery shopping. Every household divvies up life’s responsibilities differently, and in my home I’m the primary grocery shopper. Throughout the years, my wife’s friends ...
  • The Next Hot Topic: Social Justice and Food

    May 3, 2021
    The whole world is anticipating, yearning, and preparing for the day when the COVID-19 pandemic does not dominate the horizon of our life considerations. From a food industry perspective, part of that involves speculating which pandemic-tinged ...
  • The Whole Story Needs to Be Told

    Apr 29, 2021
    A reporter I was talking to recently told me that journalists have a saying that they provide a “first rough draft of history.” That got me thinking about the role of research and insights at FMI. We have been striving to capture what has been ...
  • What’s the Verdict on Plant-Based Fish Alternatives?

    Mar 23, 2021
    Our 2021 Power of Seafood report finds the biggest reason behind an increase in grocery seafood sales is consumers are trying to eat healthier (59%). In fact, 72% of frequent seafood consumers are putting more effort into making healthy and ...
  • The Evolution from Research to Insights

    Mar 3, 2021
    As the Food Industry Association, FMI is uniquely positioned to provide objective research and insights on our industry. Grounded in solid research, we publish important insights about the food industry....
  • 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 ...