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For 67 years, FMI has surveyed the food retail industry to
develop important operational and financial benchmarks ranging
from sales and profits to shrink, turns and differentiation tactics.
In 2017, companies that responded to
the full survey represent 3,339 stores and
combined with SEC filings the survey
represents 23,362 stores.
What Are the Top Worries of Grocery Industry Leaders?
Speaks contains The Worry Index, where senior leaders in the food retail industry are asked to provide
feedback on the positive or negative impact on sales and profits for a list of macro and micro issues.
Here are the highlights:
Impacting Sales/Profits Negatively:
Competition (online and non-traditional)
Cost of Health Care Benefits
Upward Wage Pressure
State Government Regulations
Impacting Sales/Profits Positively:
Health and Wellness Proposition
Food as Medicine Trend
Changing Food Consumption Patterns