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FMI – The Food Industry Association

Biden vaccine mandate raises questions

Biden vaccine mandate raises questions

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Biden administration’s announcement of vaccine mandates for businesses raises serious questions for retailers and supplier companies, two trade associations said on Friday. “The announcement yesterday by President Biden of an employer mandate on vaccinations and testing for employees, including fines and penalties for businesses that fail to comply, raises a tremendous

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

Video Forum: Leslie Sarasin, FMI

  The nation’s grocers have had to adapt quickly to changing conditions over the past year and a half. In this week’s Video Forum, Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI, talks about the resilience shown by the industry during the COVID pandemic. She also discusses changing shopping patterns, the ramifications of consumers’

‘Grocers positioned to be ultimate mealtime solution’

‘Grocers positioned to be ultimate mealtime solution’

ARLINGTON, VA — The grocery industry has an opportunity to expand its share of consumers’ total food spending by improving its foodservice offerings, according to a new analysis by FMI, the food industry association. “Grocery foodservice is at a competitive inflection point when we look at the state of the U.S. food dollar and the

Grocers striving to be health destinations

Grocers striving to be health destinations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Food retailers are investing to turn their stores into community health and well-being destinations, according to a new report from FMI – The Food Industry Association. Eighty-four percent of respondents in a poll of grocery retailers said their company has an established health and well-being strategy, and this same share of retailers report that

Hy-Vee’s Lampkin named Store Manager of the Year

Hy-Vee’s Lampkin named Store Manager of the Year

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — FMI: the Food Industry Association has named Hy-Vee Inc.’s Brandon Lampkin as 2021’s Store Manager of the Year. This marks the second year in a row a Hy-Vee store director has been chosen for this national honor. Jen Book, recently retired store director of the Altoona Hy-Vee store, was honored

Stakeholders pushing for pharmacy DIR reform

Stakeholders pushing for pharmacy DIR reform

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Hundreds of organizations representing community pharmacies, grocery store pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, chain pharmacies, patient groups, buying groups, health systems, wholesalers, and business groups are making an all-out push for legislation that would stop the abuse of pharmacy price concessions charged by third-party middlemen, which have increased 91,500% in recent years. The Pharmacy

FMI applauds introduction of DIR reform bill

FMI applauds introduction of DIR reform bill

ARLINGTON, Va. — On behalf of the 12,000 supermarket pharmacies operated by its member companies, FMI – The Food Industry Association said Wednesday that it applauds the introduction of the bipartisan Pharmacy DIR Reform to Reduce Senior Drug Costs Act.  This legislation would work to address the lack of transparency and fairness in hidden “clawback”

FMI: Grocery shopping has ‘fundamentally changed’

FMI: Grocery shopping has ‘fundamentally changed’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The past year has seen big changes in consumer grocery shopping habits that will likely outlast the pandemic that inspired them, according to the latest U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report from FMI—The Food Industry Association. “Throughout this past year, American grocery consumers have developed a deeper relationship with their kitchens, increased their

Food as medicine resources for food retailers

Food as medicine resources for food retailers

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI—The Food Industry Association, wants to make food retailers aware of new resources on Food as Medicine from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The concept of “Food as Medicine” is based on connecting the science of food and nutrition to health. Making this connection in food retail can be highly effective with slight behavior change that can ultimately

FMI’s Sarasin addresses King Soopers tragedy

FMI’s Sarasin addresses King Soopers tragedy

ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin spoke out on Thursday about the mass shooting earlier this week that left 10 people dead at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colo. “We are terribly saddened by the horrific events that took place on Monday afternoon at the King Soopers store in Boulder Colorado

Meat purchases soar during pandemic, report says

Meat purchases soar during pandemic, report says

WASHINGTON — Americans are buying more beef, pork, poultry, and lamb than ever before, according to a new study, which found that grocery sales of meat rose by 20% from 2019 to 2020. The national analysis released on Tuesday shows that three out of every four Americans agree that meat belongs in a healthy, balanced

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