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Our Voice of The Food Industry blog offers commentary from FMI subject matter experts on timely and important topics to the food industry.
  • 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 ...
  • Ensuring Love’s Labor Isn’t Lost

    Sep 3, 2021
    This Labor Day, several dramatic elements are coming together in a way that should give the food industry new reasons to celebrate this holiday. Let me set the stage for you. The first dramatic element is a powerful back drop that has been ...
  • Managing Maturity, Goals, Roadblocks and Investments in the Future of Work

    Aug 20, 2021
    I’ve visited retailers all over the world, on virtually every continent except Antarctica. No matter the language or the terrain, retailers consistently take care of their customers and communities in the areas in which they operate. In the U.S., ...
  • 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 ...
  • How Food Industry Leaders Learn Virtually

    Jul 12, 2021
    This past year and a half brought differences in all aspects of life, including education. But these differences have brought opportunities to become stronger. Our summer intern had his college curriculum go virtual, and there are benefits to this ...
  • Historical Perception vs. Reality: Industry Attractiveness

    Apr 12, 2021
    I bet if you took a moment you could think of at least three people in the food retail industry who started their career as a cashier or bagger and now have a role leading the company. Can you think of three? ...
  • Advancing Your Career During a Pandemic

    Apr 1, 2021
    It’s been an interesting time to be an e-learning professional with events going virtual, learning being reimagined and “zoom fatigue” impacting many of us. At the same time, it’s been exciting to see how many people have used their time during the ...
  • Who Celebrated the Inaugural Supermarket Employee Day?

    Mar 9, 2021
    Two weeks ago, the food industry held the first-ever Supermarket Employee Day—a celebration designed to recognize employees at every level for the work they do to feed families and enrich lives. Like any good celebration planner, we sent out ...
  • Gen Z Traits That Match Food Industry Needs

    Feb 9, 2021
    Gen Z, including anyone born after 1997, makes up about 23% of the U.S. population and, as a generation, is starting to contribute to the economy by becoming a bigger share of the workforce. To help the food retail industry better understand the ...