FI Resources

FI Resources

New Products Hits and Misses with Phil Lempert

Each week, Phil Lempert rates new foods and assigns each a rating based on: taste,value, health, ingredients preparation, appearance, sustainability, packaging and sustainability. For more than 25 years, Lempert, an expert analyst on consumer behavior, marketing trends, new products and the changing retail landscape, has identified and explained the impending trends. To contact Phil Lempert, please send an email to:


Food Price Outlook

If you are trying to gauge where prices for your products, ingredients, or menu items, are headed, the Food Institute Price Outlook will give you the latest price projections from USDA. Updated throughout the year this, data is used by processors, foodservice operators, and grocery buyers time and time again.

Latest Economic Articles

The Food Institute provides it own analysis of "Real" sales changes for Grocery Stores and Eating & Drinking Places When you factor out changes in pricing - Where’s the Real growth? The economic articles are updated on a frequent basis, providing you with the most current industry topics.


SymphonyIRI's TIMES & TRENDS highlights new developments and critical events across all major CPG categories and channels, providing powerful benchmarking data to help guide your strategic decisions

Other Food Related Sites

The Food Institute has compiled a valuable list of links to other resources on the web and provides a list of some member websites.

Online Training Catalog

This web-based education platform is tailored to your specific needs. The menu of courses available to you has been developed to meet regulatory requirements, increase knowledge, and enhance company performance. Libraries include HACCP, Occupational Safety (OSHA), Food Safety and Employment Law. The program offers standardized training to all employees in one location or multiple remote sites. Student progress and records are accessible to administrators from any location. This highly efficient training solution is cost effective for large or small businesses.

Publication Catalog

The Food Institute publishes a wide array of highly respected reports and studies for the food industry ranging from Demographics to Food Service Price Trend Handbook and everything in between.

For FI Members Only:

Food Institute Report

An in-depth weekly digest which features breaking food industry news, washington news that affect the industry and market changes and developments. A two months archive of the latest reports ensures that members can always find the latest articles quickly and easily.

Today In Food

Actionable food industry news, culled from hundreds of sources, delivered to your desktop each day.

Report Article Search

Food industry research at your fingertips, the Food Institute Report Article Search allows members to search through past reports for a specific topic.

Merger & Acquisition Search

Each week The Food Institute reports on the mergers and acquisitions that occurred in the the food industry. Members can search the past four years worth of these transactions by company name or type of business.

Market Info Centers

View current food market information such as price trends, imports/exports, per capita consumption, USDA standards and more. Market news is also updated weekly.