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FMI’s 2019 shopping trends examines personalized grocery shopping

FMI’s 2019 shopping trends examines personalized grocery shopping

ARLINGTON, Va.— Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Tuesday released the 45th edition of U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends, an annual look at grocery shopper attitudes and behavior. The 2019 report, prepared by The Hartman Group, Inc., studies what consumers want from their retailers when personalizing their grocery shopping. “One third of households have at least one family member

Grocers turn bullish

MIAMI — It has been 10 years since Leslie Sarasin became president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute, and during her tenure  the level of confidence among the association’s members has never been higher. Speaking at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference late last month, she cited the newfound assurance among supermarket operators

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2018. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Lisa Badgley, senior vice president of operations at Walgreens Lauren Brindley, group vice president and GMM of beauty and

As food retail market evolves, so do supermarkets

As food retail market evolves, so do supermarkets

Our member chief executive officers often emphasize with us that the heart of customer loyalty is value — but perhaps not in the traditional ways we’ve defined value through taste, price and convenience. In fact, the very concept of value has become increasingly more difficult to describe because it is unique and so personal for

Time for supermarkets to take action

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If the operators of traditional supermarkets intend to command as prominent a position on the retailing scene of the future as they do today, they must act audaciously to fend off competition from a growing range of sources, in particular e-commerce, and stay in sync with the changing expectations of consumers. Driven

Grocers’ challenge in health, wellness

Grocers’ challenge in health, wellness

During wide-ranging remarks at the recent FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, Leslie Sarasin reiterated an important point about the nation’s supermarkets — the stores are ideally positioned to play a dominant role in meeting consumer demand for products and services that support health and wellness. The Food Marketing Institute’s president and chief executive officer talked about

FMI honors Crenshaw with Rabb Award

FMI honors Crenshaw with Rabb Award

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Food Marketing Institute on Friday honored former Publix Super Markets Inc. chief executive officer Ed Crenshaw with the organization’s highest honor, the Rabb Award. FMI recognized Crenshaw for excellence in serving the consumer, the community and the industry at a celebratory event at the Midwinter Executive Conference. The awards ceremony was

FMI shifts its event strategy

FMI shifts its event strategy

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Wednesday announced it has decided to shift its events strategy and shut down its annual trade show — FMI Connect. The large-scale trade show format is falling out of step with the rapidly changing food industry, Leslie Sarasin, FMI’s president and chief executive officer, wrote in a

FMI recognizes Brown, Murphy with awards

FMI recognizes Brown, Murphy with awards

CHICAGO – The Food Marketing Institute recognized two supermarket industry leaders with awards at the FMI Connect event here. Stater Bros. Markets executive chairman Jack Brown received FMI’s  2016 Glen P. Woodard Jr. award for public affairs, and Price Chopper Supermarkets/Market 32 manager of consumer trends, nutrition and lifestyles Maureen Murphy  received the Esther Peterson