Industry Partners

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Grocers Call Out Top Pain Points in FMI's 2021 SPEAKS Survey

"An easy solution simply does not exist" to ongoing supply-chain and labor challenges, FMI President and CEO Leslie Sarasin said, but policy changes would help.

Retail Foodservice

Shoppers Signal Support for Return of In-Store Sampling

Eight in 10 consumers are interested in these one-to-one experiences, an Advantage Customer Experience survey finds, with the opportunity to try before they buy remaining a powerful influencer on the decision to make a purchase.

The Newark, N.J.-based vertical farming company is expanding with a 150,000-square-foot facility outside St. Louis, and it is partnering with Cargill on a research effort focused on more-sustainable cocoa production.

An included provision that allows commercial drivers under the age of 21 to operate over state lines would help ease pressure on supply, the National Grocers Association says.

Grocers and brands risk losing market share if they don't create lifetime customer value, finds a new study from Formation and Forrester Consulting.

FMI’s 2021 Power of Foodservice at Retail report reveals consumers desire for hybrid meal options, as well as the convenience of ordering through their phones or at a kiosk.

The president of Wright’s Market, an independent grocery store in Opelika, Ala., is honored for his participation in government relations.

The adoption of dogs and cats during the pandemic “provides retailers and brands with the opportunity to identify and provide value for the ongoing needs of their customers—and their pets,” Quotient CEO Steven Boal says.

In its latest report, FMI–The Food Industry Association found that 84% of retailers now offer wellness activities for both employees and customers—a considerable increase from 49% in 2019.

Cheryl Sommer acquired the store, which is the only locally owned independent supermarket in Santa Fe, in 2003.

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