SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- When Bob Bartels assumed the chairmanship of the Washington-based Food Marketing Institute in 1995, he had two thoughts in mind. "I wanted the opportunity to give something back to the industry and also to bring the independent operator's perspective to the highest levels of [the] FMI," said Bartels, president of Martin's Super Markets here. Confident of having achieved his goals, Bartels will step down this week as FMI chairman at the group's 1997 Supermarket Industry ...

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