FMI Power of Seafood Analysis Reveals Strong Seafood Sales, Supported by Growing Consumer Demand and Cooking Trends

March 16, 2022 FMI

FMI—The Food Industry Association today released the 2022 Power of Seafood, finding seafood department sales totaled $16.9 billion – an increase of 0.9% in 2021. Several consumer trends support higher seafood sales, including a growing seafood consumption among frequent seafood consumers, more shoppers cooking and preparing seafood at home and more shoppers choosing seafood for sustainability reasons.

Analysis Finds Meat Shoppers Seek Cooking Inspiration from Digital Sources

March 9, 2022 FMI

The 17th annual Power of Meat report reveals nearly all American households (98.5%) purchase meat, a trend supported by an increase in volume sales (up 3.9% for all meat compared to pre-pandemic levels). This increase is due, in part, to several grocery shopper trends resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased home cooking, record-high online shopping, and a shift to digital sources for recipe inspiration.

Report Finds Consumers Rank Price on Par with Appearance and Ripeness When Making Fresh Produce Purchasing Decisions

FMI—the Food Industry Association today releases its 2022 Power of Produce report, revealing 25% of shoppers ranked price as the number one factor when making fresh produce purchasing decisions, followed by appearance (19%), health benefits (19%) and ripeness (15%). The report also offers insights on consumers’ produce shopping habits related to health and well-being and heightened preference for locally grown and convenience options.

SpartanNash Earns FMI Foundation’s “Gold Plate Award” for Inspiring Families to Gather for Mealtime

February 1, 2022 SpartanNash

SpartanNash announced it has received the 2021 “Gold Plate Award” from The Food Industry Association (FMI) Foundation. This marks the third Gold Plate Award for SpartanNash and the second consecutive win for the Company’s Family Meals Month campaig

FMI Midwinter Executive Conference Rescheduled for March 28-31, 2022; Keynote Announced

January 20, 2022 FMI

FMI – The Food Industry Association announces plans to reschedule its signature event, Midwinter Executive Conference, after taking a pause due to the heightened challenges associated with the Omicron variant. With utmost consideration being given to our community and the nation’s food supply chain, FMI Midwinter will take place in-person at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, March 28-31, 2022.