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  • The New Normal Encouraging New Habits

    Jun 15, 2020
    The food industry recognizes that “family meal fatigue” is a real thing for everyone and that customers in all categories are in the same boat in which I find myself. We need help, solutions and new ideas to address the menu challenges of this ...
  • Eating and Cooking During COVID-19; Lessons in Tart Improvisation

    May 1, 2020
    According to the U.S. Grocery Shoppers Trends COVID-19 Tracker survey, 76% of consumers have changed how they eat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While I do not always plan my meals, 27% of consumers are planning more meals in advance these days. Some ...
  • A Recipe for Safely Preparing Food at Home during COVID-19

    Apr 28, 2020
    What’s for dinner? It is one of those age-old questions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the question has evolved and it’s not just what’s for dinner, but what’s for breakfast? Lunch? Snack? Dessert?...
  • Together, Again… Again, Unless We’re Not: Family Meals Faces Some New Issues

    Apr 21, 2020
    We have a pulled together some COVID-19 Family Meal resources and on the Family Meals Website at www.FamilyMealsMovement.org. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, our tip compilation runs the gamut of family meal ideas ...
  • Home is Where the Heart… Wait, Home is Where Everything Is

    Apr 15, 2020
    Helping families of all shapes and sizes share meals together both in home and virtually is a foundational purpose the various parts of the food industry open their respective doors for business each day – even in these coronavirus stressful days. ...
  • 2020 Midwinter Executive Conference by the Numbers

    Jan 16, 2020
    In a matter of days, the food industry will land in Phoenix for the 2020 Midwinter Executive Conference. Top industry executives will gather to discuss proven and emerging trends, and how it will influence future business operations....
  • Mark Your Calendars: Special Days During the Holidays

    Nov 26, 2019
    In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, I encourage you to donate to the FMI Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports research and education in the areas of food safety, nutrition, and health. Here are some of our 2019 successes that ...
  • Three Winning Strategies for Private Brand Retailers

    Nov 14, 2019
    Succeeding in private brands requires great products, but that’s not all.Increasingly it’s also about pursuing key strategies to accelerate the business. A number of strategies were discussed at the recent FMI Private Brands DC ...
  • Monster of an Idea to Keep Family Meals Alive

    Oct 17, 2019
    In 2019 the Gold Plate Awards will recognize retailer, supplier and community collaborator programs that creatively participated in National Family Meals Month in September....
  • Helping Families Be Healthier and Happier with Quick, Easy Seafood Meals

    Oct 2, 2019
    The FMI Foundation partnered with the Seafood Nurtrition Partnership™ to emphasize the importance of family meals, expanding National Family Meals Month™ throughout the year and into a true movement - the Family Meals Movement....
  • Photo Friday: Helping Families Share More Meals Together

    Sep 27, 2019
    National Family Meals Month™ is coming to a close, but the family meals celebration is still going strong. Here are some of the ways the food retail industry is helping consumers share more meals ...
  • Food And Families Fit Like A Hand In A Mitt

    Sep 11, 2019
    FMI's Foundation’s National Family Meals Month™Spokesmitt, Mitty the Mitt, joins the Voice of Food Retail as a guest author to share favorite family meal memories and speak to the impact the food retail industry has made helping consumers have one ...
  • A Family Meal Masterpiece

    Aug 27, 2019
    September is National Family Meals Month™ – the time when supermarkets across the nation unite to urge their shoppers to commit to having more family meal together each week than they have currently. According to our 2019 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends ...
  • Chillax! Mealtime Is Covered

    Aug 26, 2019
    It’s been said that frozen foods are the original meal kit. Frozen foods cover every meal occasion: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert....
  • Life on the Verge of a Meltdown – Personalizing Shopping with a Toddler

    Aug 20, 2019
    Grocery shopping with a toddler is like shopping with a ticking time bomb. You have a finite amount of time to get your shopping completed before the inevitable meltdown ...
  • How to Get Involved with National Family Meals Month™

    Aug 14, 2019
    AFFI and FMI provide opportunities for manufacturers and retailers to get involved in National Family Meals ...
  • Can’t Decide on a Family Meal?

    Jul 31, 2019
    Everybody is joining the Family Meals Movement – are you? One of the best ways to join the movement is to start with National Family Meals Month this September. ...
  • Proclaiming Family Meals Month in Every State: A College Student’s Perspective

    Jul 3, 2019
    State resolutions/proclamations are an excellent way to support the National Family Meals Month™ programs that are being implemented by the retailers and suppliers across the country....
  • Wakefern Shares the Importance of Family Meals with the Whole Company

    Jun 21, 2019
    For National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM) 2018, Gold Plate Award-winner Wakefern Food Corp. encouraged family meals throughout their entire company. Natalie Menza-Crowe, director of health and wellness at Wakefern Food Corp., shared insights about ...
  • A Unique Approach to Celebrate National Family Meals Month

    Jun 3, 2019
    Each family has its own unique challenges to achieving a regular family mealtime. The Kellogg Company, a 2018 Gold Plate Award Winner, focused its National Family Meals Month campaign on helping WIC families have one more meal each ...
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