The late 1930s evokes images of Franklin Roosevelt as president, a world moving toward war, and big-screen productions such as Gone With the Wind. But it was also the period when the old Super Market Institute was building a young industry convention into what would become a major annual food exhibition.
Jump ahead seven decades to 2006. The exhibition, now called the FMI show, is still an annual event, held under the umbrella of the Food Marketing Institute since 1977. Yet, the busin