FMI Offers Webinar Series on Food Retailing 2013 Research May 10, 2013 May 10, 2013 – ARLINGTON, VA – The Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) research on “Tomorrow’s Trends” uncovered cornerstone changes that will shape the grocery retailing industry over the coming years. On May 15, FMI will launch an eight-session webinar series on topics such as food retailing trends, local food movements and social media. The webinars will offer a platform to hear and react to how these market-driven trends will create a dynamic consumer shopping environment and impact retailer and manufacturer competitive strategies. FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin presented an overview of the analysis, Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow’s Trends Delivered Today, at FMI’s professional development conference, Future Connect, in Orlando earlier this month. In turn, FMI’s strategic retail analytics and consumer insights research partners – Booz and Company, Catalina, CROSSMARK, and Nielsen – convened a “think tank-approach” to their findings, which revealed a market poised for opportunity and innovation. A white paper on the trends overview will soon be available for download. Complete list of FMI’s webinars: May 15: Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow’s Trends Delivered Today: An Overview May 22: Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow's Trends Delivered Today: An Overview #2 May 29: Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow's Trends Delivered Today: An Overview #3 June 5: Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow's Trends Delivered Today: An Overview #4 June 12: Food Retailing 2013: In-Store Merchandising Innovation: Table Stakes or Differentiators June 19: Food Retailing 2013: Perspective on Market Dynamics June 26: Food Retailing 2013: Perspective on Technology In-Store July 10: Food Retailing 2013: Marketing Innovation: Behavior is the New Demographic Archived webinars from the conference can be found on the Future Connect website.