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Grocers experience triumph, travails

Grocers experience triumph, travails

In the 72 years that FMI has issued “The Food Retailing Industry Speaks” report, the survey of retail and wholesale companies is unlikely to have uncovered such a confluence of promise and peril as it has today. With COVID-19 acting as the catalyst, the supermarket sector experienced unprecedented demand and buttressed its standing over the

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

Analysis: grocers can be ‘the ultimate mealtime solution’

NEW YORK — The pandemic allowed grocery retailers to stem the multiyear trend that had them losing share of consumer spending on food to restaurants and other prepared-food purveyors. And though Americans are again consuming more meals away from home, there’s reason to be optimistic that grocers can maintain some of the market-share gains as

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

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