SAN DIEGO -- Close to 4,000 attendees turned out for the Food Marketing Institute's Marketechnics 2002 show at the convention center here from Feb. 3 to 5. While FMI officials said attendance for the show was off 15% from last year, industry observers said it drew more high-profile, decision-making retailers. When attendees weren't busy looking over the latest self-checkout equipment, electronic shelf labels or kiosks, there was time to party. These show-goers were taking in the festivities ...

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