Research

Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • Fresh is Front and Center for Growth, Investments

    Dec 1, 2021
    New research from FMI and Deloitte quantifies the level of importance of the fresh foods category to the food retail industry and highlights opportunities for new strategic investments to drive revenue growth, including boosting the in-store ...
  • The Boost We Need to Be a Better Version of Ourselves

    Nov 16, 2021
    Almost one-third of Americans saw our National Family Meals Month messaging either in store, through social media, on package, in print or on television. Of those who saw it, nine out ten reported that the messaging impacted how they shopped or what ...
  • Mastercard and FMI Project The Holiday Season and Beyond

    Oct 29, 2021
    Next week, FMI and Mastercard Data & Services will take a look at the broader retail industries, and specifically the food retail industry’s, performance over the past ...
  • As The Holidays Approach, What Is On The Minds of Shoppers?

    Oct 26, 2021
    FMI’s latest U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Tracker : Holiday comes out today to help us understand what is on the mind of the shopper, with a close look at the coming holidays. Simply put, there is a lot on shoppers’ minds in general and with respect ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Wild Industry Ride Still in Progress

    Sep 17, 2021
    Food industry leaders have surely felt a great deal of anxiety about the crazy ride they have been on for the past 18 months, which seems to not have an end in sight. Nevertheless, the entire food retailing industry has shown enormous courage in ...
  • The Battle for Primary Grocery Store Supremacy

    Sep 7, 2021
    Like all aspects of life over the past 18 months, grocery shopping has changed significantly. The grocery store we consider nearest and dearest to our hearts has changed, as well. While the great increase in online grocery shopping is well-noted, ...
  • Where Can I Get My Booster Vaccine?

    Aug 31, 2021
    While many Americans took advantage of mass vaccination sites around the country to receive their shots (36%), many also received their vaccines at a pharmacy (26%) or doctor’s office (21%). One-in-eight Americans (13%) received their COVID-19 ...
  • When Will We See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

    Aug 25, 2021
    More than half of Americans remain very or extremely concerned about COVID-19, with even more concerned about emerging variants. Despite some easing of overall concern for shopping at the grocery store, shoppers continue to recognize far more ...
  • Meal Planning and Cooking Got You Down? Food Retailers to the Rescue!

    Aug 19, 2021
    We both love family meals. For Kelli, family meals were a tradition growing up and she is committed to making family meals happen every day. Krystal also credits her commitment to family tradition and has both a personal and professional passion for ...
  • Single Shoppers and The New Era of Food Shopping

    Aug 10, 2021
    As single shoppers, we fall into a different category than other types of grocery getters. We shop for ourselves, so decisions on what we shop for and where we shop are entirely our own. We are able to determine what factors of shopping are ...
  • Infographics: A Window into Why People Grocery Shop Online

    Aug 5, 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 fourth infographic we look at why consumers grocery shop online. The need for convenience and to stay safe ...
  • Research Insights into Consumer Food Safety Behaviors

    Aug 2, 2021
    The food industry works hard to protect public health and ensure the safety of the food supply is maintained from the farm to manufacturing sites to retail and to the family dinner table. While consumers believe that food safety is a collective ...
  • 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 ...