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Annual Meat Conference Exhibitors Donate More Than 5,000 Pounds of Meat and Poultry Products to Nashville Food Project
Exhibitors at the Annual Meat Conference, hosted by the North American Meat Institute Foundation and the Food Marketing Institute this week in Nashville, TN, donated 5,100 pounds of meat and poultry products to The Nashville Food Project , a nonprofit that seeks to increase access to healthy foods in homeless and working poor communities across Davidson County, TN.
Power of Meat Remains Strong at Retail
Meat and poultry products remain among the top choices for shoppers at retail, but the tenth annual Power of Meat study published by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and North American Meat Institute (NAMI) highlights several trends in the way consumers are changing their purchasing behavior.
Food Industry Taskforce Identifies Specific Action to Improve On-Shelf Availability
Out-of-stocks remain at an eight-percent average rate among food retailers and manufacturers, according to a joint study released this week at the joint industry’s Supply Chain Conference. The new report offers trading partner guidance on solving the concerns of on-shelf availability that extend well beyond lost revenue.
JICC Urges Retailers to Prepare for Retirement of Coupon Barcodes

Move to exclusive use of GS1 DataBar™ will improve efficiency and reduce fraud, mis-redemption

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) today urged ...

FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE FOUNDATION PROCLAIMS SEPTEMBER 2015 NATIONAL FAMILY MEALS MONTH
FMI Foundation yesterday announced a September marketing initiative with the nation’s grocers aimed at highlighting food retailers’ unique family meal programs and their commitment to bringing families back to the table, one meal at a time. Numerous studies have underscored the long-term health, academic and societal benefits of eating together as a family, yet, according to a 2013 Harris poll, about 30 percent of American families share dinner every night.
Kroger Veteran David B. Dillon Receives FMI Statesmanship Award
FMI on Saturday presented its highest honor, the Sidney R. Rabb Award, to David B. Dillon, former chairman of the board of directors for The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). Dillon accepted the statesmanship award among his peers and industry colleagues at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami.
IGA Chairman Dr. Haggai Accepts FMI’s Humanitarian Service Award
IGA, Inc. Chairman Dr. Thomas S. Haggai received FMI's Herbert Hoover Award Saturday at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami. The Hoover Award recognizes Dr. Haggai’s longtime humanitarian service in the food retail industry.
ConAgra Foods’ Gary Rodkin Receives FMI Albers Award for Business Collaboration
FMI on Saturday awarded ConAgra Foods, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Gary Rodkin the William H. Albers Award, recognizing his exemplary business partner relation within the retail food industry. Rodkin accepted the award at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference in Miami among colleagues and longtime customers
FMI Disagrees with President’s New Tax Plan
President Obama’s State of the Union address to the nation included a series of new tax proposals, including a plan to radically revise the current capital gains system. FMI released a statement from Andrew Harig, Director of Government Relations, in response to the President’s speech.
FMI Community Outreach Awards Honor Food Retailers’ Creativity and Commitment to Customers
In an industry experiencing tumultuous change, the generous spirit and community-focused attitude of food retailers remains a constant.
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