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  • Are You Ready for September National Family Meals Month?

    Jul 19, 2016
    Again this September, retailers and suppliers are coming together with the FMI Foundation to celebrate National Family Meals Month™ (NFMM). What is National Family Meals Month? This industry-wide movement raises awareness of the benefits of frequent ...
  • What Does Innovation Mean to You?

    Jun 22, 2016
    For some, innovation is the latest technology or gadget that promises to transform the way we all live our lives and do business. For others, innovation is that big idea that solves both a business problem and a consumer need. And then there are ...
  • How to Help Shoppers Plan Their Next Meal

    Jun 1, 2016
    Fifty three percent of dinners are now planned within an hour of eating. Moreover, consumers say they lack the time to plan and the skills to cook (The Hartman Group). With trends like these, it is no wonder that “fresh prepared” is one of the ...
  • Talking Family Meals at FMI Connect

    May 27, 2016
    In its first year, National Family Meals Month™ achieved significant momentum around its key priorities. We issued a pledge challenge and retailers and suppliers raised their oven mitts at the 2015 FMI Foundation Gala, garnering the support of ...
  • A Conversation with FMI’s New Head of Health and Wellness and the FMI Foundation

    Apr 15, 2016
    FMI recently named that Susan Borra, RD, as Chief Health and Wellness Officer and Executive Director of the FMI Foundation. I took some time to hear from Sue about her plans for the new role and what the FMI Foundation was up ...
  • To All the RD’s in Food Retail: Happy National Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

    Mar 9, 2016
    Dietitians in the supermarket industry will tell you the best part of working in food retail is the multitude of opportunities for dietetic practice. Dietitians with clinical expertise are providing nutrition counseling in supermarket pharmacies and ...
  • 2015 Year in Review: Top Stories in Consumer Affairs and Health and Wellness

    Dec 29, 2015
    FMI executed some exciting campaigns related to consumer affairs and health and wellness in 2015. As the champion for feeding families and enriching lives, FMI launched a national campaign that encouraged more mealtimes at home using items from the ...
  • I’m Giving Thanks

    Nov 24, 2015
    Thanksgiving remains among my favorite holidays. Not only does it bring together two of my favorite things, family and food, but it also - against many assaults - retains the flavor of its roots as a day set aside to reflect on our lives and ...
  • Mars’ Supports Family Meals Connecting Parents and Children in the Kitchen

    Sep 30, 2015
    Participating in September National Family Meals Month is certainly not restricted to food retailers. Winning the 2015 Food Manufacturer Category Gold Plate Award, Ben’s Beginners™ is a national program from the UNCLE BEN’S® Brand that takes an ...
  • On the Go? Still Enjoy Family Meals with Ahold USA’s Savory: Fast, Fresh And Easy™ Program

    Sep 29, 2015
    With September National Family Meals Month in full swing, the FMI Foundation salutes the 2015 Retail Category C (200+ stores) Gold Plate Award winner Ahold USA’s Savory: Fast, Fresh And Easy™ program for its outstanding approach to encouraging ...
  • How are Brands Celebrating Family Meals?

    Sep 24, 2015
    All month long we’ve witnessed food retailers encouraging their shoppers to commit and “#RaiseYourMitt” for National Family Meals Month™, a movement that is certainly taking hold across the country – from corporate to neighborhood grocery stores. ...
  • Why Does Family Mealtime Matter to Price Chopper?

    Sep 24, 2015
    As September National Family Meals Month™ reaches its halfway mark, the FMI Foundation is pleased to highlight Price Chopper as our 2015 Retailer Category B (50 – 199 stores) 2015 Gold Plate Award winner. Introduced in 2008, its Family Mealtimes ...
  • What’s Cookin’ America?

    Sep 23, 2015
    In my role as a government relations director at FMI, I have the privilege of working on food and nutrition programs that help those most in need. Programs like WIC ensure that moms in-need can deliver on their child’s most basic need—a home cooked ...
  • Food Safety is a Must When it Comes to Family Meals

    Sep 21, 2015
    To many the task of preparing a family meal can be overwhelming, even more so if one is not comfortable in the kitchen. Fifty years ago, home economics classes were apart of the regular course schedule of high school students; today, few, if any, ...
  • 7 Ways Food Retailers Are Raising Their Mitt for Family Meals

    Sep 16, 2015
    It’s been great to see all the excitement and energy around National Family Meals Month. With a few weeks left to celebrate, we wanted to share how some food retailers are encouraging families to join the family meals ...
  • Hitting on All Cylinders with Family Meals

    Sep 15, 2015
    FMI’s National Family Meals Month campaign has focused on September as the optimal time to bring attention and reinforcement to the benefits of families sharing food and lives together at the dinner table. September is the month during which the ...
  • Top 5 Reasons Acme Fresh Market Wins A Gold Plate for Family Meals

    Sep 11, 2015
    In honor of September National Family Meals Month™, FMI is proud to recognize our members for implementing programs to encourage family meals through our Gold Plate Awards. Acme Fresh Market, the 2015 Retailer Category A (1-49 stores) Gold Plate ...
  • Gold Plate = Gold Star on Family Meals

    Sep 10, 2015
    Last night we were pleased to honor our four winners of the 2015 Gold Plate Awards at a reception on Capitol Hill with the House Agriculture Committee and Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11). Here are some photos of the ...
  • Making the Meal Fit the Shape and Schedule of the New American Household: the Grocer as Food and Family Facilitator

    Sep 2, 2015
    This webinar highlights findings from the FMI 2015 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Report, conducted by the Hartman Group. Participants will gain insights into the changing consumer mealtime distinctions and broader household member participation in ...
  • Celebrating Family Meals

    Sep 1, 2015
    To celebrate family meals and kick off this month long movement, we’ve launched a consumer website with resources and fun ways to get involved. Visit www.NationalFamilyMeals.org for more details and look for updates on social media using #...
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