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  • FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference always offers a whirlwind of ideas, experiences, exchanges, and activities, and the 2018 version was no exception. At Midwinter, so much happens so fast, I find it challenging to take in the significance of what I just heard or saw before I am – of necessity -- scurrying off to the next adventure. As I look back on the time in Miami, here are just a few of my...

Food Marketing Institute
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  • “Chaotic” seems almost too mild a word to describe the frenetic pace of legislation at the state level. To help prepare for this onslaught of state legislative activity, FMI releases the 50 State Legislative Outlook every January. Like the report, the web tool also previews the upcoming November’s state legislative and governors elections, as well as potential ballot measures that would significan...

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • If there were two professions pulled together by unlikely fate, it’s auditors and hackers. This oft-unmentioned relationship always begins unknowingly, but the thrill of the challenge leads two polar opposite roles down a tumultuous path. A love that could only be described by three C’s: charm, confidence, and code skills.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • The greeting card companies are also getting savvier in working with retailers. Along with new product offerings, many have developed innovative displays and have an individualized approach to offering in-store marketing capabilities. This customization includes matching product offerings with the demographics of each store.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • In October 2017, our food safety team and some FMI members participated in the SafeMark® Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Exam Review Workshop with Prometric, a leading testing and assessment authority and FMI’s SafeMark exam provider. It turns out that there is a science and a lot of background work that goes into exam and assessment creation.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • You pay for it now or you pay for it later – that is, when it comes to your health. These are the words from a consumer recently interviewed by IRI for our 2018 Top Trends in Fresh, which point to a struggle that is playing out every day in the food retail environment. Sixty-five percent of consumers indicate that holistic health is important to them this year, and the wellness trend is growing ac...

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  • Glen P. Woodard, Jr. set the standard for government affairs advocacy. His public policy efforts in Washington, DC, and state capitals live on with past Woodard Award recipients, and his spirit surfaces in the work of the 2018 honoree, Rob Bartels. An ardent advocate for the shopper, Rob has demonstrated both with lawmakers and with shoppers that he has the ability to respond with empathy.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • William H. Albers’ commitment to trade relations and consumer service lives on manifested by the many Albers award recipients, including our 2018 honoree, Irene Rosenfeld. Crediting her strong sports background as a key factor in her leadership development, Irene is known for her staff-building skills and determination. She has led her teams to breathe new life into established brands and create t...

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • FMI members are on the front lines of food safety. Food safety professionals in our industry interact daily with customers to answer food safety questions, train associates on food safety best practices, and work with local regulators to help ensure the safety of the food we sell. It’s a big responsibility and we rely on those food safety experts who are on the ground, day in, day out, to direct o...

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • Publix Super Markets was recognized for receiving the 2017 Food Safety Innovation Award at FMI’s Food Safety Committee meeting held on Friday, January 26 prior to the 2018 Midwinter Executive Conference. Publix was selected by the award selection committee for demonstrating a commitment to advance food safety and maintaining the highest standards for food safety.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • Supermarkets always serve as the cornerstones of their communities, but that role is never seen with more clarity than when the community is in peril, a state of emergency. When the neighborhood stands in the direst of need, the grocery store -rising above the circumstances and difficulties, finding the means to meet the human need for sustenance and hope -is frequently the beacon pointing the way...

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  • Food Marketing Institute announces the winners of our 2018 Executive Leadership Awards including the William H. Albers Industry Relations Award, Robert B. Wegman Award For Entrepreneurial Excellence, Herbert Hoover Award For Humanitarian Service, Sidney R. Rabb Award For Statesmanship, and the Glen P. Woodard, Jr., Award For Public Affairs.

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