Why is the Food Industry Spending $50 Million to Confuse Consumers?

Why is the Food Industry Spending $50 Million to Confuse Consumers?

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are two trade groups representing the largest food companies in America. They are under pressure  from their member companies to alleviate the threat of the FDA’s new nutrition label, … Continue reading

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More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

A recent consumer survey, Shopping for Health, conducted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention magazine indicates that nutrition continues to be a driving force in purchase decisions. Approximately 1500 adults were surveyed and provided the following picture: 32% … Continue reading

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The FDA (Sort of) Approves Industry’s Front of Pack Nutrition Label

The FDA (Sort of) Approves Industry’s Front of Pack Nutrition Label

Food Navigator reports that the FDA is supporting the food industry’s rollout of the Facts Up Front nutrition labeling scheme (formerly known as Nutrition Keys).  This front of pack (FOP) system was seen by many, including Fooducate, as a preemptive move to undercut federal … Continue reading

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Oh No! More Industry Sponsored Nutrition Labels

Oh No! More Industry Sponsored Nutrition Labels

Earlier this week, the two largest food and beverage trade organizations announced a new industry initiative for Front-of-Package (FOP) nutrition labeling of groceries. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued a joint press release: America’s leading … Continue reading

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Seven More Recession Shopping Trends

Seven More Recession Shopping Trends

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has recently published their 2009 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report. Here are some interesting tidbits: 1. A three stage behavior in cutting back on food spending: stage 1 – switching from sit down fare to … Continue reading

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