Digital Seminars Recordings

  • Early Alert: 2022 - 2023 Winter Weather Briefing

    Jan 09, 2023
    Winter Weather WarningEarly Alert (an FMI Member+ partner company) provides a briefing on this year’s winter weather outlook. As a reminder, Early Alert has been sharing real-time information on the pandemic and health outbreaks, civil protest plans, and weather-related information. We hope to make this a seasonal occurrence to also look at the upcoming hurricane and wildfire seasons as we approach those.
  • Behind the Headlines: The Real Drivers of Food Prices

    Dec 13, 2022
    Behind the Headlines: Food PricesEnergy, supply chain and other external factors, such as weather, are among a multitude of factors that continue to influence food price inflation. What does the future hold for food price inflation in 2023? Learn perspective from Andy Harig, vice president of tax, trade, sustainability, and policy development at FMI – The Food Industry Association, and Dr. Ricky Volpe, associate professor of agribusiness at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as they take us behind the headlines

  • Food Traceability Final Rule - What Is in the Rule And How Do We Implement?

    Dec 02, 2022
    Food Traceability CoverFDA recently published the Food Traceability Final Rule (FSMA Section 204). In this session, FMI staff and outside counsel discuss the elements in the final rule, review what has changed and begin the discussion about implementation of the regulation. 
  • Store Operations Series: A Leader's Passion

    Nov 10, 2022
    A leader’s primary function is to create a following. A great leader creates a passionate group of followers. View this session and learn some meaningful behaviors passionate leaders exhibit on a regular basis. To add an element of real-world application, we’ve invited one of the most passionate store managers to share some of the unique ways he exhibits his enthusiasm and zeal to create a passionate following.
  • Top Trends in Fresh: How Consumers Found Value in Fresh in 2022

    Nov 09, 2022
    With all the headlines about inflation and fresh foods being perceived as premium and expensive, there were fears this year that fresh would cede share to other parts of the store. However, the year proved that shoppers found many valuable solutions and priorities within fresh. Learning from those lessons can help retailers and suppliers plan for 2023 and beyond.
  • Inflation and the Holidays On-Demand Seminar

    Oct 21, 2022
    Believe it or not, the holidays are coming. Consumers are gearing up for shopping and their motivations and decision making may surprise you. Our Illuminate report dives into the impact of inflation as festive times draw near, including how consumers are figuring out what tradeoffs in spending to make in an inflationary environment.
  • Store Operations Series: Two Underutilized Employee Benefits

    Sep 15, 2022
    Store OpsView this session to explore how to implement two strategies to improve communication and enhance the engagement of your workforce by creating a people-first culture. A T.E.A.M. Meeting (Thoughts Exchanged between Associates and Management) is a focus group session conducted with 7 – 15 associates monthly or quarterly.
  • Feed Your Family's Mental Health

    Aug 18, 2022
    Family_Mental_Health_Cover_SlideIt 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.
  • FMI Briefing - Peering into Food Inflation's Black Box

    Aug 10, 2022
    black boxThis 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.
  • A FreshForward Conversation with Taylor Farms

    Aug 05, 2022
    Taylor_Cover_ImageSustainability 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.
  • FMI Briefing on CMS Proposed Rule Addressing Pharmacy DIR Fees On-Demand

    Aug 02, 2022
    FMIIn 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.
  • Power of Plant-Based Foods and Beverages On-Demand Digital Seminar

    Jul 27, 2022
    Plant-Based_Cover_Slide 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.

  • Store Operations Series: Am I the Leader I Need to Be?

    Jul 14, 2022
    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.
  • Connecting Retailers to Refugee Talent

    Jul 14, 2022
    Connecting Retailers to Refugee TalentThe 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.
  • A FreshForward Conversation: Enhancing the Fresh Supply Chain Through Technology

    May 31, 2022
    TechnologyIn 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.
  • Active Assailants: Time for a New Approach

    May 25, 2022
    Active AssailantGain a better understanding of the changing nature of active assailant threats, the motivations behind them, and steps you should take now to protect your customers and employees. 
  • Top Trends in Fresh: Accelerating the Power of Fresh in the Age of Inflation

    May 19, 2022
    TTiFRight 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.
  • Market Outlook for Meat & Poultry 2022

    May 17, 2022
    Market_Economics_CoverThere 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.
  • Store Operations Series: Fresh Focal Points On Demand

    May 11, 2022
    store operations- freshThis session will showcase creative examples of how the best accentuate their freshness impression in their Produce, Meat, Bakery and Deli Departments.
  • Consumer Information Needs Regarding Gene Edited Food Products

    May 09, 2022
    Gene_EditingMany 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.