Food Marketing Institute

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

  • The FMI Worry Index Then and Now

    Arguably, nothing registers the changes confronting the industry better than the Worry Index feature in The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) research. Comparing and contrasting the worry index lists from various years provides a real sense of what is changing, what is staying the same, what may be shifting in intensity or in some cases what appears to be remaining the same, but in truth, is...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 weeks ago

  • Photo Friday: Ever’Man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe

    Lucas Darnell, director of member relations and advocacy for the eastern region of FMI, visited with William Rolfs, general manager of Ever’Man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe in Pensacola, Florida. The store is dedicated to creating a healthy and vibrant community by providing education on health and nutrition issues, and supporting local agriculture and small business.

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • Crisis at Your Store Door

    The newly revamped Audit/Safety/Asset Protection (ASAP) Conference, scheduled March 20-22 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, is the one event this year designed to give those charged with creating company safety plans, store crisis plans and auditing systems the information they need to excel at their jobs in a constantly changing business environment.

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • Connecting Strategies for Boundary-Less Commerce

    FMI’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2016 suggests that shoppers are using digital tools prior to and during shopping trips. No surprise, Millennials are most likely to engage with retailers using social media or other digital tools, such as apps. The Trends analysis makes a strong case that our rapidly changing food culture demands more creative ways to integrate new technologies into how shoppers p...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • Approaching the Future of Food, Fashionably

    I’ve always posited that food should be more like fashion. Similar to the latest trends in lapels and color palettes, consumers’ palates are attuned to what’s hot in the food world. Consumers may be willing to experiment with new foods and flavors, but counter to the world of fashion, what we’ve found in our consumer research is that it’s not necessarily an event or the media, or even food supplie...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • Lasting Legacies in the Food Retail Industry

    Food retail is sometimes referred to as a noble enterprise because it incorporates into a business entity the delicate art of serving communities by engaging people and providing them the food that nourishes their bodies and feeds their spirits. Today’s food retail persona results from the cumulative efforts of many visionary leaders who have shaped the industry and sculpted it into the high cal...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • 5 Key Areas of the Supply Chain to Focus On in 2017

    As more companies evaluate supply chain initiatives to better meet the needs of consumers living in a digital world, it’s imperative that trading partners come together to engage in a synergistic supply chain transformation. The 2017 Supply Chain Conference offers trading partners the opportunity to collaborate, explore and discuss key areas of the supply chain, including fresh foods, transportati...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • Two Weeks In: A New Congress and New Priorities

    The world still has two days before the new administration takes office, but the 115th Congress was sworn-in over two weeks ago. Republicans held on to majority control of both the House and Senate, and lawmakers reelected Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, while Senate Democrats have a new leader in Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) following the retirement of Harry Reid.

Food Marketing Institute

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • What Can We Expect of a Trump Administration?

    President-elect Donald Trump’s successful campaign for the office of President was marked by its unconventional tenor and free-wheeling populist spirit that challenged the existing political protocols. As a result, his first 100 days in office will receive intense scrutiny. The more conventional minded on both sides of the aisle are wondering if he’ll temper his approach as he experiences the ways...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • 2017: What Can We Expect in Food Safety

    For most food safety professionals, 2016 was a busy year. More than likely, the ‘Food Safety Modernization Act or FSMA’ was the most commonly discussed topic throughout the food industry-that probably won’t change in 2017. But as we start 2017, we thought we would highlight some things you can expect this year from food safety along with FMI resources that will help you throughout the year.

  • Tech Opportunities for Food Retail on Display at CES

    As a group of food retailing industry executives who took advantage of an FMI-organized trip to International CES 2017 realized, there is no way around it: Consumers are quite happily and increasingly connected.

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • FED up with Credit and Debit Card Swipe Fees

    Americans pay the highest card swipe fees in the world every time they use a credit or debit card. The credit and debit card companies collect nearly $79 billion each year in these fees. What’s more, consumers may not even realize they are paying these hidden fees ranging from 23 cents to $4 every time they use their cards. In a society that often chooses plastic over coins and cash, this is simpl...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • 2016: Fresh Recipe for Growth

    When you’re in the kitchen trying to grow your culinary skills, you want to make sure you’re prepared with the right ingredients that will set you up for success. In a similar way, wholesalers and retailers spent 2016 cultivating their fresh prepared foods community that will deliver a prosperous 2017. Thanks to our members, the fresh foods community experienced tremendous growth this year; we int...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • The Connected Consumer Was Everywhere at International CES

    The whole world is connected. And, if it isn’t yet, it will be. The same goes for the food retailing industry. That is what representatives from the industry’s leading companies discovered when they joined an FMI-organized Jan. 5-8 visit to International CES 2017. The giant consumer electronics show that takes over every inch of all the major venues in Las Vegas year after year is the showcase for...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • Better Together: Total Store Collaboration

    Total Store Collaboration is a core strategic pillar of FMI and is our wrap-around means of describing our approach to fostering partnerships between retailers, manufacturers, and distributors in the food industry. While retailer/supplier collaboration is an oft-discussed topic and wished for industry aspiration, FMI is in a unique position to facilitate the conversations needed for true cooperati...

  • Food Retailers: A Trusted Health and Wellness Partner

    Consumers believe their food retailer is a trusted ally to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. According to 2016 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research, 45 percent of shoppers say their grocery store is working to help them stay healthy. In addition 89 percent of shoppers believe eating at home is healthier than eating at a restaurant. For these reasons, almost three-quarters of retai...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • Managing Your Brand in 2016

    In 2016 the food retail industry faced significant challenges and private brands were arguably at the center of every one of the year’s most significant and historical events. Private brands were engaged in the GMO legislation battles in Vermont and the massive efforts on the federal level. Private brands were front and center when it came to updating FDA Nutrition Labeling and Education Act regul...

Food Marketing Institute

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • Collaborative Supply Chain Transformation

    Effective and efficient supply chains are a source of sustainable competitive advantage for retailers and wholesalers alike. The ability to optimize and transform supply chain capabilities requires collaboration with trading partners both on the physical movement of product and the information that enables smart supply chain forecasting and decision making. In 2016, the Trading Partner Alliance Su...

Food Marketing Institute

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

  • 140 In-Person Membership Visits in 2016

    Building a strong membership program can be equated to the quote, “Without a solid foundation, you’ll have trouble creating anything with value.” In 2016, the FMI Membership department continued to build a robust and valuable membership program by focusing on new member recruitment, as well as building breadth and depth with existing members. We worked to developed new programs, roles, and communi...

  • Changes to the FMI Events Program Put the Focus on Quality Content

    While we carefully monitor the numbers, we also know we serve FMI members best by providing high-quality opportunities for them to learn what they need to grow their businesses and to meet one another face to face. So the “AND” is an important part of the sentence.

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

  • Sustainability and Food Retail: Alive and Kicking

    Consumers were undoubtedly anxious in 2016, but the “sustainability bandwagon” kept rolling for food wholesalers and retailers. The industry’s commitment to creating sustainable supply chains and proactively engaging on a broad spectrum of corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues is ingrained in business operations; it has become part of corporate culture. FMI’s work on sustainability througho...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

  • 2016: The Year of the Monkey, SQF to the Rescue

    According to the Chinese calendar, 2016 was the year of the monkey. One could fairly say that there was a monkey on our stakeholders’ back this year, and its name was FSMA. Sorting through FDA’s Final Rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a time consuming, often frustrating and frequently confusing task. To help SQFI stakeholders better understand the legal and regulatory comple...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

  • Food Safety in 2016: Regulations, Resources and Relationships

    The year of 2016 will be remembered for food safety regulations, resources and relationships. These three themes may appear rather divergent, but they served as the strands carefully woven into the life-line the FMI Center for Retail Food Safety and Defense extended to internal and external stakeholders this past year.

  • Randy Edeker and the FMI Foundation Stir It Up! at Midwinter

    The countdown has officially begun for FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference, and so it is time to catch up with Randy Edeker, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer for Hy-Vee, Inc. and the chairman of the FMI Foundation Board of Trustees to discuss the new Foundation fundraising event, Stir It Up!

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

  • What Bob Dylan and FMI’s 20 Research Reports Have in Common

    Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan proclaimed more than fifty years ago that “the times they are a changin’.” Today that phrase resonates in the food retail industry as we witness increasingly different ways consumers shop for food, and the many ways grocers are adapting to stay relevant. Always mindful of capturing industry trends, FMI once again this year delved into the minds of consumers and food re...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

  • 2016, One for the Books

    Just as a prism takes a single ray of light and splinters it into its constituent spectral colors, to help make as much sense as we can of 2016, FMI is going to approach its end of year reporting by breaking the year into some dozen different spectrums of activity. Over the course of the next few days, we will publish a blog series featuring end of year summations presented from the perspective of...

Food Marketing Institute

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

  • Not the Group We Wish to be Gifting this Season

    Each of us would like to be able to predict what we can expect during the first 100 days of a Trump administration, but in the midst of this speculation, there is one issue food retailers must ensure doesn’t get lost in the media frenzy. When the Senate and House reconvene in January, among the legislative items anticipated to receive a floor vote will be an attempt to eliminate the big bank overs...

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