A Food Industry Web Guide

Smaller retailers push for changes to the FDA Menu Labeling Rules

November, 2017  - Earlier this month, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft supplemental guidance on menu labeling. Comments on the guidance will be due on January 8, 2018 and the menu labeling requirements will be enforced by the FDA beginning May 7, 2018. The Obama-era rules call for [...]

2019-11-22T13:57:15-05:00November , 2017|

Here’s Why Grocery Prices Will Fall

And will probably continue to fall May, 2017 -  Anyone who shops at a large supermarket may have noticed a price war that has been brewing among major chains which has been bringing the cost of food down. The primary reason is due to an effort by Walmart to react to, and ready itself [...]

2019-06-25T12:51:38-04:00May , 2017|

What Is The Difference Between Natural and Organic Food

Consumers are confused about food labels, farming methods and the marketing jargon used in the food industry. Surveys have shown that two-thirds of consumers who purchase 'all natural' or 'organic' foods are motivated by a perception that they are healthier and safer. But of course 'natural' and 'organic' foods are not identical [...]

2019-06-27T13:41:18-04:00April , 2017|

Nearly half of US grocers do not yet offer any omnichannel services

Survey Shows 46% of grocers behind in omnichannel April, 2017 - The number of brick & mortar grocers who have not deployed any omnichannel service offerings is over 46%. This according to Progressive Grocer's 2017 Report of the Grocery Industry. Omnichannel service programs provide customers with tools and messages both in-store and [...]

2019-06-21T20:47:40-04:00April , 2017|

Marketing in the Organic Food Industry

The USDA has explicitly stated that its organic seal is not a measure of nutrition or quality, and is “not a statement about food safety” but ​consumers continue to believe products bearing the USDA organic seal are safer, healthier and more nutritious.These misperceptions​ have been exploited by organic marketers and repeatedly peddled [...]

2019-06-27T16:59:58-04:00February , 2017|

Supermarket Facts

Did you know the average supermarket carries 39,500 items and that the median weekly sales in 2015 were over $345,000 per store? This helpful site provides an overview of supermarket operations and consumer data culled from FMI’s research reports and supermarket trade publications. Data are updated as figures are released, usually during [...]

2019-06-22T12:03:40-04:00December , 2016|