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SUPERMARKET INDUSTRY TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK THURSDAY, MARCH 12

 SUPERMARKET INDUSTRY TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE
 IN NEW YORK THURSDAY, MARCH 12
 The conference will answer these questions and more:
 -- What are the latest developments in food safety?
 -- What new nutritional labeling for perishable products will be
 seen in area supermarkets?
 -- How is the recession affecting the way consumers shop for
 groceries?
 -- What are the current business and marketing trends in the
 supermarket industry?
 -- How are health issues of African Americans being addressed?
 WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 9 a.m.-Noon
 WHERE: The Essex House, 160 Central Park South
 Grand Salon (Lobby Level)
 New York
 PROGRAM:
 Industry Overview -- by Robert O. Aders, president of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), and Jack Futterman, chairman, president and CEO, Supermarkets General Corporation, Woodbridge, N.J., and chairman of the conference.
 Seafood Inspection and Other Food Safety Issues -- maintaining public confidence in the safety of the food supply, especially perishable products, is a high priority of the grocery industry and the government -- by Mary J. Snyder, Office of Seafood, Food & Drug Administration.
 Food Prices and Supplies -- a first look at 1992 local and national conditions -- by Denis Dunham, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington.
 New Nutrition Labeling for Perishable Products in Supermarkets -- a voluntary, industry-wide program will help consumers understand the nutrition value of fresh produce, seafood, meat and poultry -- Mary Moore, director of public affairs, D'Agostino Supermarkets, Inc., New Rochelle, N.Y.
 Food Marketing Trends -- current financial and marketing developments in the supermarket industry -- by Timothy M. Hammonds, FMI senior vice president, research and education.
 "Health is Life" Partnership of FMI, FDA and National Urban League -- a program to address specific health issues and information needs in the African American community -- William Haskins, vice president of programs, National Urban League, New York.
 The Food Marketing Institute is a non-profit association conducting programs in research, education and public affairs on behalf of its 1,500 members -- food retailers and wholesalers and their customers in the United States and around the world. FMI's domestic member companies operate approximately 19,000 retail food stores with a combined annual sales volume of $180 billion -- more than half of the all grocery sales in the United States. FMI's retail membership is composed of large multi-store chains, small regional firms and independent supermarkets. Its international membership includes 250 members from 60 countries.
 CONTACT: Edie Meleski or Sherrie Rosenblatt of the Food Marketing Institute, 202-452-8444, Fax 202-429-8272.
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