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The Unsung Grocery Heroes

The entrepreneurial spirit of the food retail industry is embodied in the role of the store manager. Arguably, no other industry position is so in tune with the community, so motivated by the personality and determination of an individual or so resilient in the face of competition.

Buying the Luxury of Time to Think

A friend observed recently that he feels like his 45 rpm life is being played on the 78 rpm setting. Now, I know that only those of you as old as I am will get his reference, but his observation put into words what many if not most of us feel.

Food retail executives are aware that on January 4, 2011, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law. And most are very aware that over the past 13 months, the U.S.

Today, there seems to be an app for nearly everything you could ever want. Designed to make life easier, there are even apps for things you didn't know you needed like daily horoscopes. According to Nielsen, the average consumer uses about 27 apps per month.

Imagine visiting a food retail corporate headquarters and asking the chief merchant officer who heads up millennial insights rather than the customary question of who is in charge of a particular grocery category.

Animal welfare issues are hot items these days, and it is important to know the source of that heat. FMI's U.S.

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

Amazon's announcement of a new pilot program that offers customers a boundary-less experience for shopping and checkout is justly being positioned as a game-changer for the food retail industry and greater retail supply chain.

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

Consumer confidence remains high for the grocery industry, per FMI's U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research.

Supermarkets have long celebrated a trusted relationship with their customers. According to FMI's 2016 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, nine out of 10 shoppers say they trust their grocery store to sell safe food.

A Letter from the President and CEO
Leslie G. Sarasin

The following is testimony from Food Marketing Institute (FMI) President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie G. Sarasin during a Feb.

Each year, FMI's Government Relations department surveys its member companies to understand which policy issues are top of mind, legislative priorities, and how FMI can enhance our voice for food retail in Washington, D.C.

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