1975 A joint advisory board is formed at midyear to work out the details of creating a new food association from two existing ones: The Chicago-based Super Market Institute and the Washington-based National Association of Food Chains. Irving Rabb of Stop & Shop Cos. heads the effort as interim chairman.
The FMI begins to serve the industry Jan. 3. Initiative launched to ease backhaul restrictions, with an action strategy around the slogan "Backhaul Saves."
1978 The FMI con