1975 A joint advisory board is formed at midyear to work out the details of creating a new food association from two existing ones: The Chicago-based Super Market Institute and the Washington-based National Association of Food Chains. Irving Rabb of Stop & Shop Cos. heads the effort as interim chairman. MI begins to serve the industry Jan. 3. Initiative launched to ease backhaul restrictions, with an action strategy around the slogan: "Backhaul Saves." 1978 FMI consolidates its Chicago ...

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