Crisis Management

FMI has resources on crisis management for food retailers and holds forums for the sharing of best practices on crisis management.

FMI Crisis Management Resources


  • FMI Crisis Communications Manual

    To best handle a crisis when it happens, the most equipped teams invest time in preparing, planning, testing and practicing for various scenarios that may one day happen to or involve their food retail location. Though it is important to recognize the role of the Asset Protection Crisis Preparedness Team and Crisis Manager, the FMI Crisis Communications Manual will focus on Crisis Communications. 

    Additional Resource: FMI Incident Response Communications Plan

  • 2015 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends

    The Food Marketing Institute has long supported U.S. food retailers through annual surveys of shopper behaviors and attitudes, providing consistent metrics to evaluate the changing market landscape. This year, FMI worked with the Hartman Group to supplement our U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research perspective with a cultural lens, interviewing Americans in their homes and while shopping, and drawing upon ethnographic research into U.S. food consumption and consumers.

     

  • 2015 U.S. Grocery Industry Speaks

    In its 65th year, FMI’s The Food Retailing Industry Speaks ("Speaks") provides the industry with important operational and financial benchmarks ranging from sales and profits to shrink, turns and differentiation tactics. The data is drawn primarily from FMI’s annual survey of U.S. food retailers and wholesalers, and was supplemented with information from public company Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 10K filings.
  • Your Own Personal Tech Help Desk at FMI Connect

    May 05, 2016
    Tech Zone at FMI ConnectLike every other industry sector, technology has transformed the food retail business over the last 20 to 30 years, and will continue to do so, probably forever. Just as your customers are constantly adopting the latest electronic gadgets, you too must be sure you’re up-to-date on the latest food-related technology that shoppers will be using and will help you drive more profit to your bottom line.
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  • A Book Review of FMI Connect Keynote Speaker Steve Case’s The Third Wave

    Apr 28, 2016
    The Third Wave Book LargeWith Steve Case, entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of America Online, scheduled to speak in a few weeks at FMI Connect, I picked up his new book for a sneak peek at what words of wisdom a pioneer of the internet might offer today’s food retail audience.The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future (Simon & Schuster, April 2016) is part memoir of the rise and fall of America Online (AOL) and part prediction of the industries and opportunities for the near future. There are lessons in both for grocers and those who work for and with them.
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  • Graduating Students Take the Food Industry into the Future

    Apr 27, 2016
    Graduation CapStudents delivered their capstone presentations in March, and two teams were selected to deliver again at the mid-April Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) conference in Honolulu, HI. All of the topics demonstrated the level of innovation and future thinking that is developed among this talent pool. The featured topics at WAFC included The Age of You and Invisible Hands.
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  • Is Your Company Prepared for a Cyber Crisis?

    Apr 26, 2016
    credit card_smI spoke with Raj Bector, partner in Oliver Wyman’s Strategic IT and Operations Practice, on the importance of retailers being prepared for cyber crises and understanding how to implement effective cyber risk management. I also caught up with Hannah Walker, FMI’s senior director of technology and nutrition policy on what she’s hearing from FMI members.
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  • Technology Changes in Food Retail

    Apr 25, 2016
    20151208-FMI-326-WEBI was recently talking with Art Yerecic, president of Yerecic Label, and he shared that they are seeing consumers buying produce online, even ahead of dry grocery, demonstrating the need for food retailers to offer more channel flexibility. I see this as yet another way technology is changing the way food retailers do business.
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Crisis Management Leadership

The Crisis Management Committee was created to promote discussion and share crisis management, business continuity, and organizational resilience best practices. The committee also  focuses on protecting our customers, employees, facilities and assets in order to mitigate and minimize business interruption. 

National Cyber Security Awareness

Established by presidential directive in 2004, the initiative—administered by the Department of Homeland Security—raises cyber security awareness across the nation by engaging and educating public and private sector partners through a variety of events and programs. The ultimate goal is to protect the country from cyber incidents and respond to them effectively if they do occur.

For more information about National Cyber Security Awareness, the FBI’s cyber programs, and other cyber-related matters including how to report cyber crimes and scams, visit the links below: