WASHINGTON -- Faced with dwindling attendance figures and a never-ending struggle to sell exhibit space, Food Marketing Institute here said it would consider partnering with an outside investor to run its annual trade conference in Chicago. "We are seeking to add partners to the show, and possibly that could be an equity partner who could help us grow the show," said Karen Brown, senior vice president, FMI, in an interview with SN last week after the 2005 version of the conference had ...

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