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SUPERMARKET INDUSTRY PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO THURSDAY, JULY 9

SUPERMARKET INDUSTRY PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO
 THURSDAY, JULY 9
 The conference will answer these questions and more:
 -- How have health and price concerns changed the way consumers shop for groceries?
 -- How are supermarkets helping to improve our cities through community partnerships?
 -- What are the latest developments in food safety?
 -- What are the current business and marketing trends in the supermarket industry?
 WHEN: Thursday, July 9
 9 a.m.-noon
 WHERE: The Fairmont Hotel, Atop Nob Hill
 Venetian Room (Lobby Level)
 San Francisco
 PROGRAM:
 Industry Overview -- by Robert O. Aders, president of the Food Marketing Institute, and Lawrence Del Santo, chairman, Lucky Stores, Dublin, Calif., and chairman of the conference.
 Urban Partnership Programs -- supermarkets' efforts to strengthen their communities in cities -- a panel of California supermarket operators, including Roger E. Stangeland, chairman and CEO, The Vons Companies, Inc., Los Angeles; William A. MacAloney, president and chief executive officer, Jax Markets, Anaheim, Calif.; Everett Dingwell, president and CEO, Certified Grocers of California, Ltd., Los Angeles; and Del Santo.
 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 Douglas Archer, Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food & Drug Administration, Washington.
 Food Prices and Supplies -- a look at 1992 local and national conditions -- By Denis Dunham, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington.
 Food Marketing Trends -- current financial and marketing developments in the supermarket industry -- by Timothy M. Hammonds, FMI senior vice president, research and education.
 The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) 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 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 include 250 members from 60 countries.
 CONTACT: Edie Meleski or Sherrie Rosenblatt of the Food Marketing Institute, 415-772-5419 or 415-772-5420 or fax, 415-781-3929.
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