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  • 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 #...
  • Celebrating with Leftovers

    Aug 28, 2015
    We've all got them. Containers pushed to the back of the refrigerator, cans in the pantry providing the foundation of the tottering lego of food items on the shelves and perfectly good mystery packages of food whose original purpose has long been ...
  • Kings Food Markets: Leading Shoppers To Better Health Through Family Meals

    Jul 31, 2015
    The FMI Foundation is proud to see a growing number of FMI retailer and associate members join the family meals movement by pledging their commitment to helping families share one more meal at home per week. Chief among these supporters is FMI ...
  • Top 5 Stories from FMI So Far This Year

    Jul 27, 2015
    With full inboxes and busy schedules, sometimes we miss things. That’s why it’s good to recap every now and then. With that in mind, here are the top five blog posts from FMI so far in ...
  • One Supermarket Chef’s Keys to Family Meal Success

    Jul 15, 2015
    With National Family Meals Month™ on the horizon, the FMI Foundation sat down to chat with Foodland’s Chef Keoni Chang, winner of the 2014 Supermarket Chef Showdown family meals category and Grand Champion of the 2012 Supermarket Chef ...
  • How Does Your Company Inspire Families to Share More Meals At Home?

    Jun 25, 2015
    With the nomination deadline for 2015 Gold Plate Awards on the horizon (July 31), we think it’s a great time to share learnings from some of our past Gold Plate Award ...
  • Video: CEO of Kudrinko's Ltd. Talks Fresh, Family Meals and Knowing the Customer

    Jun 18, 2015
    In a live interview from FMI Connect, Neil Kudrinko, president and CEO of Kudrinko's Ltd. gives an independent operator perspective on fresh, helping families share meals together at home and the importance of knowing your customer....
  • FMI Connect Has What Your Shoppers Want for Dinner

    May 15, 2015
    When shoppers prowl your store’s periphery looking for answers to the question, “What’s for dinner?” they want a few things: They’re looking for something that’s easy to make, healthy for their families, tastes good and puts them right at the center ...
  • Are You Taller Than An Oven Mitt? See How You Measure Up at FMI Connect

    May 14, 2015
    With the first ever NFMM on September’s horizon and a growing roster of enthusiastic supporters, our outreach efforts have been in overdrive. We’re bringing that momentum with us to FMI Connect next month to rally the industry around family meals—a ...
  • Supermarket Chefs Proving Affordable Family Meals Can Be Extraordinary Meals

    May 11, 2015
    Supermarket Chefs know that for their time-strapped, budget-conscious customers, getting a family meal on the table that won’t cause wallets or waistlines to bulge can be a tall order. Supermarket Chefs also know that shoppers often equate “...
  • IdeaXchange: Fighting for the family meal

    Apr 27, 2015
    The following article ran in the Supermarket News IdeaXChange on April 21, 2015: As one who realizes now that the majority of big decisions I’ve made during my life were shaped by conversations around the family dinner table, I honor the formative ...
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