By: Sue Wilkinson, Senior Director, Information Service & Research, Food Marketing Institute
Bob Dylan and FMI Reserach

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan proclaimed more than fifty years ago that “the times they are a changin’.”

Today that phrase resonates in the food retail industry as we witness increasingly different ways consumers shop for food, and the many ways grocers are adapting to stay relevant. Always mindful of capturing industry trends, FMI once again this year delved into the minds of consumers and food retailers to make sense of this rapid pace of change to offer the food retail industry tools to understand today’s shopper and improve grocery operations.

What we learned about supermarket shoppers:

What we learned about food retail operations:

To help you digest the nearly 20 research reports published in 2016, we’ve produced webinars on various topics, created infographics that provide easy-to-read visuals, and we’ve made presentations at various FMI events highlighting report findings.

Embrace these changing times and take advantage of this free membership benefit. Download your copy of these reports by visiting

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