MOMENTOUS AND UNPREDICTABLE

The earth moves whenever the Food Marketing Institute Midwinter Executive Conference goes into session. It's a cheap metaphor, but one that was a big topic of conversation at the conference -- to the point that many attendees joked that maybe the world would be a better place if the meeting were suspended. After all, look at the momentous and wholly unpredictable events that have paralleled the meeting

The earth moves whenever the Food Marketing Institute Midwinter Executive Conference goes into session. It's a cheap metaphor, but one that was a big topic of conversation at the conference -- to the point that many attendees joked that maybe the world would be a better place if the meeting were suspended. After all, look at the momentous and wholly unpredictable events that have paralleled the meeting lately: Three years ago, the Persian Gulf War erupted just as the conference got under way

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