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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’

FMI applauds Senate Judiciary Committee on Rx legislation

FMI applauds Senate Judiciary Committee on Rx legislation

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association, which represents more than 12,000 supermarket pharmacies operated by food retailer member companies, on Thursday lauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the bipartisan Prescription Pricing for the People Act (S.1388). Introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), this legislation would require the Federal

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

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

FMI leaders commend companies, frontline workers

ARLINGTON, Va. — The leadership of FMI: The Food Industry Association took the occasion of the group’s annual Midwinter Executive Conference, held virtually for the first time last month because of COVID-19, to recognize the heroic efforts of member companies and their frontline workers during the pandemic, and to examine what the retail marketplace will

FMI urges improved allocation of vaccines

FMI urges improved allocation of vaccines

ARLINGTON, Va. – FMI – The Food Industry Association participated on Wednesday in a virtual public meeting hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccines. FMI director of Food and Health Policy, Peter Matz, offered, in part, the following

FMI announces fresh foods agenda for 2021

FMI announces fresh foods agenda for 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI— The Food Industry Association — on Thursday announced its fresh foods insights and programming agenda for the year. “The grocery industry is well-positioned to compete for the food dollar and we are committed to helping our members navigate consumer preferences,” said Rick Stein, vice president of fresh foods for FMI. “Our

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