CHICAGO -- Food Marketing Institute here said last week its board of directors has approved the proposal for Food Distributors International to become a part of FMI. FDI's board of governors approved the merger in March. John R. Block, FDI chairman and chief executive officer, said FDI has already sent proxies to its 220 member companies to vote on the proposal, with a favorable vote anticipated. "Ten of the proxies have already been sent back to us, and all voted in favor of the move," ...

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