GM/HBC CONFERENCE IS SCRUBBED BY FMI

WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here has discontinued its annual General Merchandise and Health and Beauty Care Conference, an event that has experienced lagging attendance over the past few years.Though the six-year-old show's declining exhibitor representation has been known throughout the industry, some retailers and manufacturers were caught off-guard by the decision to cancel it. "I'm

WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here has discontinued its annual General Merchandise and Health and Beauty Care Conference, an event that has experienced lagging attendance over the past few years.

Though the six-year-old show's declining exhibitor representation has been known throughout the industry, some retailers and manufacturers were caught off-guard by the decision to cancel it. "I'm sorry to hear it's folding. It will create a vacuum for the educational workshops th

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