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It is widely understood that eating a nutritious diet is positively correlated with optimal physical health. Increasingly, science also is showing that a healthy diet is linked to mental health. In fact, the impact that food has on mood and other aspects of mental health is being researched, and opportunities for food to be used as clinical interventions for patients who suffer from depression and anxiety are being further explored.
This briefing discussed some of the lesser known or little understood causes, effects, and impacts of inflationary pressures on the price of food at the grocery store. FMI’s Vice President of Tax, Trade, and Sustainability Andy Harig was joined by Dr. Ricky Volpe, an Associate Professor of Agribusiness at Cal Poly who specializes in food retail and supply chain management, transportation and logistics, and food prices and data analysis.
Sustainability is increasingly on the radar of consumers and food industry companies, and the fresh foods sector is heavily focused on this topic. Areas of emphasis range from food waste to packaging and continue to expand in number. The fresh foods industry has opportunities to enhance its sustainability strategies, practices and metrics to drive more success.
In this session, Jesse C. Dresser from Frier Levitt, briefed FMI members on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule that aims in part to address problems surrounding the hidden “clawback” fees known as pharmacy DIR fees, including how these fees are being used by PBMs with respect to pharmacies. This session also discussed FMI’s written comments on the CMS proposal.
FMI recognizes the growing interest among consumers in plant-based foods and beverages and set out to explore everything under the “plant-based” umbrella. The inaugural Power of Plant-Based Foods and Beverages, report aims to shed light on the rapid evolution of all things plant-based, literally from soup to nuts.
Most leaders have asked themselves this question at one time or another. Getting a clear, objective, and quantifiable answer, up till now, has been a real challenge. Whether leading a committee, a department, a community group, a sports team or a small business; genuine leaders excel in 11 distinct and measurable areas.
The U.S. government has committed to welcoming hundreds of thousands of people displaced by major refugee crises, including 95,000 at-risk Afghans who worked alongside the U.S military and 100,000 Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s recent military invasion. These developments represent an enormous opportunity for American retailers to help refugees integrate into the U.S. economy and become productive members of our communities.
In this session, we’re going to address a growing challenge in the fresh foods industry — the need to enhance the supply chain to reduce costs, gain efficiencies and satisfy consumer needs. This imperative has only grown in importance since the start of the pandemic.
Right now, affordability is top of mind for consumers, and inflation is negatively affecting their plans to travel, dine out and celebrate together — despite decreasing COVID-19 concerns. This current consumer climate has big implications for the fresh area of the store.
There are multiple forces at play for producers, processors, retailers and consumers in U.S. meat and poultry markets. This program looks at those factors – and others – in the beef, pork and poultry markets and how they will impact your operations in 2022 and beyond.
Many gene edited food products are currently in the development pipeline and will soon be available for commercial introduction. Food retailers and the food industry, in general, will need to be prepared for the consumer questions that will come when these products hit the shelves.
In this one-hour session, IRI and FMI will dig into the top trends happening now in fresh, including the balance between affordability and premiumization as price and promotion continue to play out at the shelf.
FMI – The Food Industry Association, the trade association for food retailers, wholesalers, product suppliers, and their supply chain partners, is hosting another in a series of Congressional staff briefings to discuss the factors impacting food prices for consumers in 2022.
Fresh departments have opportunities to meet consumers’ increased demands for health and well-being solutions. Those needs advanced during the pandemic and the new perspectives are expected to endure. Fresh foods is in the sweet spot as retailers experiment with new strategies.
Two-thirds of shoppers say they would switch from a brand they frequently buy to another brand that delivers detailed product information beyond core nutrition facts, according to our new research conducted with NielsenIQ.