FMI, GMA Aim to Merge Executive Meetings

Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association are planning to combine their annual executive conferences beginning in 2010 or 2011, Steve Smith, FMI’s chairman, who is president and chief executive officer of K-VA-T Food Stores, told SN.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association are planning to combine their annual executive conferences beginning in 2010 or 2011, Steve Smith, FMI’s chairman, who is president and chief executive officer of K-VA-T Food Stores, told SN here.

This development is part of a closer relationship between the two associations underscored at this week’s FMI Midwinter Executive Conference. GMA’s executive event is scheduled this year to be held A

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