Tag Archives: FMI

Supplier Diversity, Minority Inclusion Imperative to Food Retailer Growth

The combined purchasing power of minorities in the U.S. exceeded $3 trillion in 2011 and is projected to reach $3.6 trillion by 2015, according … Continue reading

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Energy boost

The FMI Energy & Store Development Conference offers retailers a host of solutions. The pressure has never been higher for retailers to contain energy … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Associations Launch Ad Campaign Against Patent Trolls

The Internet Association (IA), National Restaurant Association (NRA), National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) launched a print and radio advertising … Continue reading

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FMI Redesigns its Premier Event

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) recently redesigned its annual event in order to forecast the future of food retailing. FMI’s newly reformatted tradeshow, FMI Connect, … Continue reading

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FMI Welcomes Supermarket Chef’s to Showdown

The annual Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Supermarket Chef Showdown is now accepting applicants. Supermarket Chefs can enter their recipes in up to five categories … Continue reading

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FMI Appoints New Chief Collaboration Officer

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has appointed Mark Baum as senior vice president of industry relations and chief collaboration officer. In this newly designed function, Baum … Continue reading

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For safe keeping

Research shows food safety is a top concern for consumers. Is the industry doing enough? Consumers ask themselves a lot of questions when considering … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: Standardizing store cleanliness through sustainability

Retailers can realize numerous benefits when cleaning remains consistent and sustainable.  For grocery stores with multiple locations, maintaining a brand standard is essential for … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Columns

FMI Foundation Announces Food Safety Auditing Scholarship Program

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation has initiated a scholarship program aimed at students currently enrolled in food and agricultural science majors who have a … Continue reading

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FMI’s “Shopping For Health” Survey Results

According to Shopping For Health 2013, the 21st annual study released today by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention, published by Rodale, shoppers … Continue reading

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Manufacturers, Retailers Benchmark Food Waste Metrics in Study

The food industry issued its first-ever analysis of food waste data collected directly from food manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers. The study was conducted by … Continue reading

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The healthcare conundrum

The pending introduction of Obamacare raises plenty of questions for the supermarket industry. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

FMI to Present Inaugural Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will announce the winners of its Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness @ Retail conference in San Antonio … Continue reading

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FMI Responds to USDA’s New COOL Requirements for Meat

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today issued the following statement from FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new … Continue reading

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FMI, USDA and FDA Address Risk of Listeria Monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will participate in an U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public meeting regarding the … Continue reading

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Food Retailers Chart More Positive Business Environment and Financial Performance

Sixty percent of food retailers reported higher customer counts and 46 percent noted stronger transaction sizes in fiscal year 2012 compared with the prior … Continue reading

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Food City Store Manager Receives National Recognition

Arlie Watson, Jr., store manager of the Gatlinburg, Tenn., Food City was recently chosen as one of ten finalists in Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) … Continue reading

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Food Retail Survey Anticipates Amplified Audit Function Over Five Years

Supermarket audit departments and audit budgets will witness resource expansions congruent to the expanding roles within information technology, retail operations and supply chain departments, … Continue reading

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FMI Applauds Senate Vote on Marketplace Fairness Act that Supports Changing Retail Landscape

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) welcomed the U.S. Senate’s strong support of the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743). The legislation garnered 69 votes for final … Continue reading

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New Food Retail Industry Outlook is Personal, Digital and Virtual

Food Retailing 2013: Tomorrow’s Trends Delivered Today, unveiled by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), is an analytical expression of the future of the supermarket … Continue reading

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FMI Announces 2013 Store Manager Award Winners

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) honored four grand prize winners for its 13th annual Store Manager Award presentation at FMI’s professional development conference, Future … Continue reading

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Meeting of the minds

Industry officials call GMDC’s spring conference a must-attend event for anyone in the supermarket HBC business. Continue reading

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Food Retailers Unite to Emphasize Common Sense Nutrition Information

Grocery retailers met today with their members of Congress to continue building support for the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 1249), which addresses … Continue reading

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Grocers Gather in Washington to Advocate on Supermarket Industry Issues

Grocery retailers, wholesalers and food industry state association executives representing more than 30 states assembled in Washington, DC today to urge Congress to act … Continue reading

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FMI Annouces Store Manager Award Finalists

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced today FMI’s 14th annual Store Manager Awards’ finalists. FMI will select four grand prize winners among the 10 … Continue reading

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