SAN DIEGO - Food Marketing Institute held what is for now the last stand-alone Marketechnics retail technology show here last month. Next year's Marketechnics event will be co-located with the main FMI show in May. The show sessions covered a wide variety of topics, including RFID, data synchronization, front-end security, store-specific merchandising and vendor portals. Speakers included executives from Hannaford Bros., Giant Eagle, Smart & Final, Spartan Stores, Loblaw Cos. and Broadway Marketplace, among others. The final welcome reception drew a large crowd.