FMI Chief Sees Industry Mood Unsettled

The food distribution industry is caught in a period of uncertainty. The mood in the industry is fairly upbeat and optimistic, but everyone does share uncertainty about the future and state of the economy, Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute here, told SN prior to the 2008 FMI Show, May 4-7, in Las Vegas. The economy, food cost inflation,

ARLINGTON, Va. — The food distribution industry is caught in a period of uncertainty.

“The mood in the industry is fairly upbeat and optimistic, but everyone does share uncertainty about the future and state of the economy,” Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute here, told SN prior to the 2008 FMI Show, May 4-7, in Las Vegas.

The economy, food cost inflation, the economic stimulus package and the upcoming presidential

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