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Food Marketing Institute

Disruption dilemma

MIAMI — A sense of urgency pervaded the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI’s) Midwinter Executive Conference here last month. Faced with the tsunami of change sweeping over the industry, retailers and suppliers were eager, in private meetings and public sessions, to hear new ideas and talk about innovative strategies that will enable them to flourish in

Most consumers will grocery shop online by 2022-2024

Most consumers will grocery shop online by 2022-2024

MIAMI — Within five to seven years, 70% of U.S. consumers will be doing at least some of their grocery shopping online, according to research findings released by the Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen at the FMI’s Midwinter Conference here. The second-year findings of the “Digitally Engaged Food Shopper” study estimates that American consumers will be

FMI recognizes food retailers for service

FMI recognizes food retailers for service

MIAMI – On Monday morning the Food Marketing Institute presented two awards meant to recognize how the voice of food retailing can be a force in government advocacy and a champion in the communities grocers serve. “These legacy-makers leveraged their voices to shape a more prosperous future for our industry and the communities in which

FMI presents leadership awards

FMI presents leadership awards

MIAMI – The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) on Saturday recognized three executives at its Midwinter Executive Conference here. According to FMI president and CEO Leslie Sarasin, who presented the awards, the honorees share a legacy of achievement in trade relations, entrepreneurial spirit and statesmanship. “Our industry is rooted in a commitment to people and communities,” Sarasin

Retailing’s economic impact

Retailing’s economic impact

Retailers are speaking up about the contributions they make to the nation’s economy, in the hope that their needs will be taken into account when lawmakers rewrite the tax code. Earlier this month the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) released its “Grocery Industry Economic Impact” analysis, which quantifies the food retail industry’s annual economic impact. FMI’s

Family meals promoted by FMI

Family meals promoted by FMI

ARLINGTON, Va. — Americans yearn for more frequent family meals at home, and providing solutions that help them achieve this goal is a potential growth path for grocers, according to a new report from Food Marketing Institute and The Hartman Group Inc. Research from FMI and others suggests that household members’ conflicting schedules is the

FMI presents food safety award to Publix

FMI presents food safety award to Publix

ARLINGTON, VA — The Food Marketing Institute has presented its inaugural Food Safety Innovation Award to Publix Super Markets Inc. “We created this award to recognize companies that have made an innovative contribution and commitment to food safety and to encourage others in the industry, government and academia to search for creative solutions and implement

Supermarket trends

Supermarket trends

ARLINGTON, Va. — Grocery shoppers want “a clear and honest experience” with their food, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). And to guarantee such an experience, shoppers are demanding transparency from players all along the food supply chain, FMI said in its “2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends” report, presented at the FMI Future Leaders

Crenshaw, Colalillo are honored by FMI

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has honored two supermarket veterans for their contributions to the industry. Ed Crenshaw, chairman and former chief executive officer at Publix Super Markets Inc., was named winner of the Sidney R. Rabb Award, FMI’s highest honor, for excellence in serving the consumer, the community and the industry. FMI

FMI honors Hershey with industry relations award

FMI honors Hershey with industry relations award

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Food Marketing Institute has honored Hershey Co. by giving two of its industry veterans the FMI William H. Albers Award, celebrating excellence in trading partner relations and consumer and community service. The Hershey executives, J.P. Bilbrey, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Tom Joyce, retired vice president of global customer