FMI: TECHNOLOGY IN RETAIL PRIME FOCUS

WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here said the use of technology to improve retail operations, the employment crunch and the effect of consolidation will become primary focuses of its meetings in 2000.Those themes will be prevalent at the FMI's MarkeTechnics meeting Feb. 20-22 in San Francisco, at its annual convention May 7-10 in Chicago and at the invitation-only Midwinter Executive Conference

WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here said the use of technology to improve retail operations, the employment crunch and the effect of consolidation will become primary focuses of its meetings in 2000.

Those themes will be prevalent at the FMI's MarkeTechnics meeting Feb. 20-22 in San Francisco, at its annual convention May 7-10 in Chicago and at the invitation-only Midwinter Executive Conference Jan. 23-26 in Scottsdale, Ariz., Michael Sansolo, senior vice president, told S

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