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  • 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 ...
  • Celebrating National Library Week

    Apr 16, 2015
    Personally, I’ve had the great privilege to oversee the operations of the FMI Information Service for a very long time. Over the years, I’ve come to learn a lot about the food retail industry through the unique, rich resources housed in it and I’ve ...
  • Top 5 Food Retail FMI Library Treasures

    Apr 14, 2015
    In honor of National Library Week, we’re celebrating the FMI Library and showcasing some of the food retail treasures in the collection. Here are our top five food retail treasures in the FMI ...
  • FMI SPEAKS: Call for participation

    Mar 4, 2015
    FMI’s flagship state of the industry report, The Food Retailing Industry Speaks, provides important benchmarks, facts and figures that get used in our advocacy work on Capitol Hill, in conversations with the media and by our members desiring to make ...
  • If You Could Read Your Meat Shoppers Minds, What Tales Their Thoughts Would Tell

    Feb 26, 2015
    We may not have a device like that from the 1982 movie, Brainstorm, which would enable us to know exactly what consumers are thinking when they stand in front of the meat case trying to make their purchase decision; but we do have the next best ...
  • Power of Meat Breaks Down the Protein Craze

    Feb 25, 2015
    The Power of Meat research was presented this week during the annual FMI and North American Meat Institute Meat Conference. During the presentation, Larry Levin, Executive Vice President for Industry Insights IRI commented that protein has graduated ...
  • Meat aisle through the shoppers’ eyes

    Feb 24, 2015
    For the tenth year, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and North American Meat Institute (NAMI) have teamed up for the Power of Meat study. This new research looks at the meat aisle from the consumer’s point of view and highlights several trends in ...
  • Ask the FMI Librarian: A Food Retail Research Present

    Dec 17, 2014
    This year we produced four major reports focused on the ...
  • What Food Retailers Need To Know About Grocery Apps

    Nov 26, 2014
    My favorite app is my DC Metro commuter app. I check it each morning before leaving for work and it shows me when to expect the next train and it alerts me to Metro system delays. My DC Metro app is the perfect combination of convenience and ...
  • Ask the FMI Librarian: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year For Grocery!

    Nov 21, 2014
    What does the holiday season mean for grocery stores? In 1939 Franklin Roosevelt changed the date of the Thanksgiving holiday from the last Thursday in November to the second-to-last Thursday in November to allow retailers the benefit of more ...
  • The Types of Grocery Shopping App Users

    Nov 19, 2014
    A new study from FMI and Saint Joseph’s University profiles digital grocery shoppers. The Digital Grocery Commerce study uses the IRi DigitaLink segmentation to profile four major types of primary grocery shoppers using smartphones and aware of apps....
  • Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Grocery Industry?

    Nov 18, 2014
    The Food Retailing Industry SPEAKS 2014 report provides industry benchmarks, covering such key topics as sales and approaches to differentiation. SPEAKS is our yardstick that helps us know as much as we can about the grocery ...
  • Reduce, Recover, Reuse Food Waste

    Nov 13, 2014
    View a series of infographics that capture key findings of a new report, the 2014 Analysis of U.S. Food Waste Among Manufacturers, Retailers and Restaurants. The infographics offer a quick view of some of the differences found in three industry ...