April 21, 2022
How Crisp Helps Brands Detect Retail Voids
Gaining distribution at a retailer is a big win for growing brands — but after working hard to secure that prized shelf space, they often discover that their work has […]Read More
March 3, 2022
RangeMe Adds Direct Purchasing Product to Discovery Platform
Product discovery and sourcing platform RangeMe has expanded its service offering by giving U.S. retail buyers the ability to buy products directly from suppliers. According to the company, this move […]Read More
November 28, 2020
Celebrate Small Businesses & Support Emerging Brands This Holiday Season
We’re proud to share the 2020 Emerge Holiday Gift & Entertaining Guide! Featuring many of the small, growing consumer packaged goods (CPG) teams who are part of the Emerge learning […]Read More
December 14, 2019
2019 Emerge Smarter Available Content
As we finish out 2019, we are pleased with the valuable education content we hosted and have available for subscribers.
You can dive into recorded thought leadership on fiancing, e-commerce, co-manufacturing/production, packaging, distribution and more.
2019 Emerge Smarter Available Recordings for Emerge SubscribersRead More
e-Commerce Insights – What are Upcoming Changes with Selling on Amazon
What Retailers Desire in Emerging Brands
Finding Finance for Growth
Packaging & Design Strategy
Working with Distributors
Exploring Food Service as a Channel
Retail Strategy for Growth
September 25, 2019
Cash is King, So Plan Accordingly
It’s no surprise that substantial funding is needed to start a business from the ground up. However, business founders often underestimate the amount of cash necessary to grow their business […]Read More
August 30, 2019
Emerge Subscriber Companies in the News!
Join us in celebrating the recent wins and industry recognitions of several Emerge subscriber brands! Seeing brands succeed and reach their goals reminds us why we do what we do […]Read More
August 23, 2019
Online Shoppers & In-store Grocery Shopping
In a constantly evolving world where new forms of technology aimed at making our lives easier come to life every day, it is no surprise that shopper mindsets are adapting. […]Read More
July 17, 2019
Trends: A Look at Today’s Grocery Shopper
For more than four decades, FMI has been tracking consumer’s grocery shopping trends. Join us as we share the highlights of findings from FMI’s 2019 U.S Grocery Shopper Trends study conducted by […]Read More
May 1, 2019
Welcome to the Golden Age of Vending Machines
By Margaret Core, Vice President, Marketing & Industry Relations, FMI A few summers ago, I was having dinner with a college student and he was in the middle of an […]Read More
March 21, 2019
Key Trends and Products from Natural Products Expo West
The energy was palpable at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim earlier this month. There was truly a community feel throughout the event. See all the Expo West photos I took here!
The FMI Emerge team was there to speak with emerging brands wanting to grow their distribution and scale sustainably. In the same way that Expo West brings the entire food and grocery retail industry together, this too is one of the key tenets of the FMI Emerge program and community. It is a nurturing environment with regional and nationwide retailers, the industry’s leading experts, mentors, education, supportive outreach and access to investors. Our team helps emerging brands fully integrate into the larger industry, by getting the education they need, and access the resources they’re seeking, fast.
A highlight of Expo was catching up with FMI Emerge subscribers: MyFitMode and StepOneFoods, were unveiling new products at Expo as they continue to grow distribution. World of Chia, the first chia fruit spread, also continues to expand their distribution and grow across e-commerce. FMI Emerge resources enabled these companies to tackle challenges such as finding the right co-packer partners, updating their packaging and revising their product formulations and growing their e-commerce and Amazon sales.Read More