FMI-FDI MERGER PACT LIKELY WITHIN MONTHS: BLOCK

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- John Block said he expects Food Distributors International here to reach an agreement with the Food Marketing Institute in the next few months and for the two associations to effect a merger by Jan. 1.Block, president and chief executive officer of FDI, spoke to SN prior to the start of FDI's annual Business Conference & Partners Program this week in Dallas.FDI's board was scheduled

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- John Block said he expects Food Distributors International here to reach an agreement with the Food Marketing Institute in the next few months and for the two associations to effect a merger by Jan. 1.

Block, president and chief executive officer of FDI, spoke to SN prior to the start of FDI's annual Business Conference & Partners Program this week in Dallas.

FDI's board was scheduled to meet last Saturday to discuss the merger. Although a formal vote

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