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Top-5 Ways Supermarkets Help Shoppers Live Healthy
Consumers have an ally in their efforts to live healthy lives finds the latest report, Retail Contributions to Health and Wellness, from FMI.
FMI Again Presses FDA for Clarity on Menu Labeling
FMI statement: "Today’s FDA guidance document for small businesses seems to merely serve to comply with a requirement of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act to put complex rules into an easier-to-understand format. It does not attempt to address any of the outstanding questions FMI members have raised."
New Survey: Food Retailers Identified as Wellness Destination
FMI surveyed food retailers on how they are meeting the needs of shoppers who are seeking healthier lifestyles, and the findings present a complex combination of corporate social responsibility and vast business opportunities for food retailers.
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 ...

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.
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