Trio of Midwest Grocery Chains Adds ‘The Power of Preparedness’ to Employee Training

November 22, 2022 FMI

FMI—The Food Indsutry Association and The Power of Preparedness (TPOP), a Michigan-based online training platform specializing in active shooter preparedness and de-escalation techniques, today announced partnerships with three major U.S. food retail chains: Dierbergs Markets, Heinen’s Grocery Store, and Schnucks Markets. With the introduction of TPOP training, management and employees at these Midwest chains are receiving customized industry-leading eLearning that will enhance their preparedness for potential incidents of workplace violence, including the most serious threat, an active shooter event.

FMI Welcomes Proposal to Modernize, Provide Flexibility in the WIC Food Package

November 18, 2022 FMI

FMI – The Food Industry Association Chief Public Policy Officer Jennifer Hatcher issued the following statement on the U.S. Depar

FMI Expresses Concerns about Expanded Scope of Final Food Traceability Rule Well Beyond FDA’s Statutory Authority

November 18, 2022 FMI

 FMI – The Food Industry Association Chief Public Policy Officer Jennifer Hatcher issued the following statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recently released final rule establishing additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for companies that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods on the Food Traceability List or foods that contain these listed foods as ingredients.

New FMI Report Reveals Consumer Playbook for Foodservice at Retail

November 10, 2022 FMI

FMI – The Food Industry Association released its Power of Foodservice at Retail 2022 report, evealing key insights into consumer demand for foodservice at retail. This report comes at a critical time when a quarter of shoppers (25%) are purchasing more grocery foodservice items than a year ago, surpassing dollar and unit sales volume from last year and 2019. The analysis suggests that food retailers can compete for consumers’ food dollars by maximizing value, nutrition and convenience, while clearly communicating these benefits to consumers.

Consumers Adapt to Evolving Economy and Modify Their Holiday Grocery Budgets, New FMI Survey Finds

October 20, 2022 FMI

FMI—The Food Industry Association released Part VI of its U.S. Grocery Shopping Trends 2022 series, titled “Holiday Shopping.” The final release from the expansive survey of food shoppers’ journeys explores the sentiment and behaviors of consumers as they head into the holiday season.