Food Marketing Institute marked the final evening of FMI Connect with a party at Wrigley Field, the home of baseball’s Chicago Cubs. The stadium, built in 1914, is marking its 100th anniversary. The Budweiser Clydesdales made an appearance, followed by a pub crawl through the Wrigleyville neighborhood.
The event was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, Burris Logistics, Supermarket News, Wrigley and Mars Chocolate.
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Photos by Nancy Stamatopoulos
Captions by Mark Hamstra
1. Hy-Klass comes to play
Back row: Steve Mogg and Colin Mogg; front row: Connie Mogg and Chelsea Mogg, all of Hy-Klass Foods Mogg Retail.
2. Bristol Farms, now batting
Kevin Davis, Bristol Farms.
3. Team H-E-B
In front: Ashley Barbee and Katy Schmidt; back row: David Washington, Troy Shaw, Abel Alvarado, Linda Martin, Cheryl Knight, Austen Moede and John Gehre, all of H-E-B.
4. Brookshire Grocery bombers
Back row: Josh Black, Chris Turner and Nancy Turner; front row: Ronny Hurst, Chris Belt and Mike Lenard, all of Brookshire Grocery Co.
5. SPAR All Stars
Back row: Nick Ridley, Niels Dekkers and Amar de Winter; front row: Harm Huismans and Robert van Staden, all of SPAR International.
6. Kroger kings
From left: Percy Stricklin, Gerald Barnes and Antonio Pennington, all of Kroger Co.
7. Big Y in the bleachers
Back row: Michael Whitehead, Richard Bossie and Laurie Hebert; front row: Bill Hogan, Sean Nimmons and Josh Kulinski, all of Big Y Foods.
8. Horses on parade
The Budweiser Clydesdales came through the event.
9. Leslie and Ron Sarasin
Leslie and Ron Sarasin enjoy Wrigley Field as the Budweiser Clydesdales provide refreshments.