The Food Marketing Institute will be a "full partner" in sponsoring this year's Food Industry Productivity Convention and Exposition, to be held Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in St. Louis. John Block, Food Distributors International president, announced the FMI's expanded role at the FDI's annual Business Conference and Partners Program in Dallas last week. The FMI, Washington, will sponsor a series of workshops at the meeting. FDI, Falls Church, Va., along with the Grocery Manufacturers of America, Washington, and National Grocer's Association, Reston, Va., will continue as leading association sponsors of the show.
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