WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here may seek to move its annual convention from Chicago if that city cannot lower hotel rates and eliminate excessive exhibition-related labor costs. In a letter to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Timothy M. Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of the FMI, wrote, "We are now reluctantly re-evaluating our future in Chicago against other markets that offer similar benefits for lower cost." Hammonds told SN last week he would like to see ...

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