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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the FMI Family Meals team and the Seafood Nutrition Partnership team for this webinar exploring how we can inspire families to “Stay Strong with Family Meals" during National Seafood Month and beyond!
An overview of research that takes the industry’s pulse at this point in the pandemic, relays how leaders are backing up fresh foods opportunities with new strategic investments — from additional products and floor space to more staffing.
The fresh in-store experience suffered during the pandemic, as shoppers reduced trips and shifted to online purchasing. Retailers now have the opportunity to reenergize these experiences to drive store differentiation.
Shoppers who are willing to make trade-offs for the environment represented 27% of fresh food spending in Q2 2021. They also spent 30% more than other shoppers on fresh foods. These increasingly valuable shoppers expect recyclable packaging and biodegradable ingredients and see organic, grass-fed and all-natural claims in the fresh aisle as givens. Now, they are starting to prioritize sustainability claims around food waste, animal welfare and nitrate-free products too.
It’s a new day for retail meal solutions as competition from restaurants heats up. Consumers are breaking out of their pandemic modes and evolving their behaviors with a new balance likely to develop between meals at home and away from home. Retailers have an opportunity to drive momentum with new fresh strategies.
During this webinar, part of the FMI and IRI ongoing “Top Trends in Fresh” series, find out what’s now happening in fresh, and all across the store, and what you need to know to be ready for future shifts as the virus continues to impact consumers and businesses across the country.
During this short, TED-style talk introduction to the 2020 Top Trends in Fresh series, we demonstrate how the trends are as imperative today as they have ever been and lay out a roadmap for this year’s study.