Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • As I walk around the perimeter of the grocery store today, two big trends are paying off. One is transparency—the shopper’s desire to know more about where their food comes from and how it was made. The second is social and cultural alignment, or a company’s ability to grow sales by integrating consumer motivations and values that impact sales. These are two of the Top Trends in Fresh identified i...

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • According to the Power of Foodservice at Retail 2018 report, awareness of meal kits is high (86 percent), but only 22 percent of shoppers have actually used meal kits. According to Nielsen, the opportunity for meal kids is large with more than 30 million households saying they would consider trying a meal kit in the next six months and 10.5 million households already purchasing meal kits.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • Here is what we do know; on its current trajectory U.S. payment fraud is expected to reach a whopping $14.41 billion by 2025, and as a country we are lagging behind our competitors. American consumers, retailers, financial institutions and our economy all deserve better. With that in mind, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) was joined by other retail trade associations, debit processing networks a...

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • The well-established companies know why they need to be on constant lookout for the next winning product: Consumer tastes and interests are quickly shifting towards higher quality, more unique and in some cases artisanal food solutions; new categories, like natural and organic foods, are surging; fresh versions of highly processed packaged foods are getting traction; while traditional CPGs struggl...

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • I’m feeling like the proud parent of a grad (again) because FMI recently launched a subscription-based online community for emerging food and beverage brands that will offer education, mentoring, nurturing and access to investors. It’s called FMI Emerge, and these brands have unique stories and values to share with your shoppers.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • Speaks serves as a historical record of what is occurring in the food retail industry at any given time. As we complete data collection for the 2018 Speaks survey (responses due by May 31), I took a visit through the FMI archives to review the Speaks reports over the past almost seven decades. They tell an interesting story about what was happening in the industry and in America.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • For many of us, it is hard to appreciate the role this free trade agreement plays in making our lives better; after all, we don’t get a receipt that says “NAFTA saved you $3.09 on today’s purchases” in the way we do for membership in store clubs or the use of coupons. But the ripples are still there – and they make grilling season a little easier and more affordable for many Americans.

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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  • Memorial Day weekend signals that summer is here and the grilling season has officially started. This week families will head to their local grocery store or place a special online order to stock up on this season’s cookout supplies, and food retailers can take this opportunity to remind customers that a delicious and healthy barbeque begins with the basic food safety practices in order to prevent...

Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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Food Marketing Institute
Food Marketing Institute
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