Fresh Foods

FMI is committed to the growth and success of fresh food companies and their partners. FMI provides resources and networks that support the interests of member companies throughout the global, fresh produce supply chain, including family-owned, private and publicly traded businesses as well as regional, national and international companies. The following resources are available for food retailers on fresh foods.

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For questions or more information, please contact FMI's Vice President of Fresh Foods, Rick Stein

FMI Fresh Food Resources

  • Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2016

    For 66 years, FMI has been surveying the food retail industry to develop important operational and financial benchmarks ranging from sales and profits to shrink, turns and differentiation tactics. The survey research results in The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report.
  • Power of Fresh Prepared Deli

    The inaugural Power of Fresh Prepared/Deli 2016 documents the biggest trends in consumer purchasing and consumption of deli/fresh prepared, its opportunity, image, store destination and above all, the ways in which stores can meet, and exceed, consumer expectations in this space.
  • Trends in Mass-Market Floral

    Mass-market floral departments make an important and increasing contribution to both individual store and overall chain performance. Beyond the numbers, floral offerings help retailers engage with customers at an emotional level with beautiful, multisensory products that connect shoppers to their loved ones and friends.

    The research findings documented in this report provide a comprehensive industry snapshot of today’s mass-market floral retail business.

     

  • Power of Produce 2016

    The Power of Produce identifies the biggest trends in consumer purchasing and consumption of fruit and vegetables from planning the purchase, channel choice and preparation all the way through recommendations to improve shopping the produce department.
  • Power of Meat 2016

    The Power of Meat provides an annual update of shopper habits regarding meat and poultry pre-trip, in-store and at home. This highly valued shopper research, unveiled at the Annual Meat Conference each year, provides unique perspective on how consumer preferences and buying patterns have shifted in the past decade, while addressing hot new trends affecting the meat department.

Top Trends in Fresh Webinar Series

Top Trends in FreshIRI, FMI and FMI Fresh Executive Committee are joining forces to unveil the top five trends that will impact the fresh food industry in 2016 and beyond.


The full series is available for on-demand viewing.

Supermarket Fresh Prepared Foods Webinar Series

The Sophistication of Supermarket Fresh Prepared Foods

FMI and Technomic conducted a research study to evaluate supermarket prepared foods' practices and metrics. Now we're presenting the top findings in our webinar series. 




  • Private Brand Strategies 2015

    In 2014, FMI Private Brands Council conducted an extensive research study to identify the distinctions between Grocery Retailers experiencing Store Brands growth versus those with Store Brand sales that are flat or are in decline. While the study was thorough and extremely informative, it did not include the voice of the private brand manufacturer. So the FMI Private Brands Council decided to conduct a research study in 2015 to gain an understanding of the private brand manufacturers' perspective in regards to Store Brands best practices. - View More
  • Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2016

    For 66 years, FMI has been surveying the food retail industry to develop important operational and financial benchmarks ranging from sales and profits to shrink, turns and differentiation tactics. The survey research results in The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report.
  • 2016 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.
  • Roadmap to Success: Fresh Prepared Food in Grocery

    Fresh Prepared/DeliIn a few weeks another year will have flown by. We’ll soon start getting asked to reflect on 2016, and what we want to achieve in 2017. At some point in life, we’ve all heard the saying, “goals are the roadmaps to success.” The same concept can be applied to our recently released Power of Fresh/Delireport that indicates fresh food areas as the culinary destinations of stores.
  • The Year of the Grocery Underdog

    Percent of Sales Each holiday Represents of Total Holiday SalesCNN recently reportedthat 2016 was the year of the underdog in sports – baseball, English football, golf, and certainly the Olympics. While there are multiple allusions to sports we make in business, I’m reminded that you don’t always have to be a category captain; the unsung underdog can actually help drive sales, especially during the holidays.
  • Where's the beef? Retailers can capitalize on new trends

    SteakFood retailers face a conundrum: Consumers increasingly want to express themselves and experiment with food, but these consumers also report time constraints. A recent webinar hosted by FMI,The Beef Checkoff andTechnomic revealed research that customization is a critical trend in connecting with consumers.

Leadership

FMI's Fresh Executive Council includes senior fresh executives from member companies who are working together to identify key issues and develop the forums, tools and resources needed for fresh operations throughout the industry.  We have strong partnerships and collaboration with our sister fresh associations who have excellent resources for the industry as well.

Contact Rick Stein for more information about the Fresh Executive Council.