A big group of industry figures went to Washington last week to see if the new crop of minds on Capitol Hill could be influenced when it comes to critical industry issues. The occasion for the pilgrimage was the Food Marketing Institute's Public Affairs Assembly. (See related story, Page 4.) The specific motivation driving the event was the fact that the 104th Congress represents new opportunity for the industry, since 98 brand-new members have arrived in the form of 87 House members and 11 ...

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